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Today's Opinions

  • Insanity and Kentucky’s pension crisis
  • FROM OUR READERS - County needs to address road bond issues

    I have empathy for the residents of Watkins Glen subdivision who spoke to Fiscal Court about having an unpaved section of their road completed, as promised by the developer.  In my opinion, the county made a promise to the residents when they approved the subdivision and road bond.  I’m surprised the county allowed the bond to lapse.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Budget cuts and Co. Attorneys

    To the Editor,

    As stated in the Preamble to the Constitution, two of the primary reasons our government exists are to “establish Justice” and “insure domestic Tranquility.” In order to achieve those goals, we must have a robust and fair criminal justice system with adequate funding for both prosecutors and public defenders.

  • Take aim at right to assemble

    When tragedy like the one earlier this month in Las Vegas strikes America, many Americans feel the overwhelming desire to strike out against our liberties, even if it means violating the U.S. Constitution.

    Yes, mass shootings are horrendous, senseless tragedies. When 59 Americans are gunned down by a sniper we understandably want to ask who, how and why?  But we should resist the temptation to take scissors to the founding documents our Founding Fathers carefully crafted to protect our freedoms.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Push to allow open primaries

    Are you an Independent voter?

    Are you tired of being refused the opportunity to vote in Kentucky primary elections?

    Openprimaries.org is a national organization working to make open primaries available in all fifty states and you should take up the challenge to make them a reality here.

    Kentucky is one of only seventeen states which does not permit open primaries and recent national polls have found that as much as 43% of the electorate considers itself as Independent.  More and more young voters are listing themselves as Independent.

  • There’s no guarantee of safety

    “Be careful.”

    How many times did our mothers utter those two words as we walked out of the door growing up. Regardless of whether we were headed off to school, over to a friend’s house, or just stepping out to the backyard to play, those words were often the last thing we heard before the slamming of the screen door behind us.

  • ‘Medicare for all’ is good for none

    Recently, Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled a single-payer healthcare plan called “Medicare for All.” Sanders titled his approach for nationalizing one-sixth of the American economy as “Medicare for All” in order to offer a template for his vision of the U.S. healthcare system. Unfortunately, using Medicare as the template for the nation’s healthcare system is a little like using the production model for the Lada, the “people’s car” of the former Soviet Union, as the blue-print for the U.S. auto industry.

  • Know the mechanisms of domestic abuse

    When Ellen heard her husband come through the door, she knew this would be a bad night. Quickly sending her kids to their room, she turned the music up so they wouldn’t hear what was coming. After last night’s beating, Ellen had made sure to do all he’d asked of her today: cooked his food, cleaned the house, washed and folded his clothes, and dressed exactly the way he wanted. Still, it was never enough. As he walked toward her, Ellen wondered just what she’d done wrong this time.