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Today's Opinions

  • The Bible is welcomed texbook

    Imagine learning to read without first learning the alphabet. Imagine trying to compute mathematical problems without a basic understanding of numbers. Imagine attempting to build a skyscraper without digging a solid foundation.

    There are basic fundamentals required to fully understand any subject or task, and for that reason, legislation in Kentucky that will now pave the way for the Bible to be taught in school as history and literature, will make for a much more educated and informed citizenry.

  • Public forum on crime informative

    Last Tuesday’s forum, called in response to a rash of thefts in Elk Creek, had the potential to be ugly. Residents had been victimized and right or wrong, some were pointing fingers at local law enforcement for not patrolling their neighborhoods adequately.

  • Support the County Fair

    Few things are as small-town American as the County Fair. For generations, rural communities gathered in one place for a week or more to celebrate, compete, fellowship and get acquainted or reacquainted with others in their county. More often than not, it was the largest gathering of folks in one place during the entire year and it was a highlight of everyone’s summer.

  • Remembering toys of my youth

    My two oldest grandsons recently celebrated their birthdays, as they were turning six and five years old. This is a fun time for them, and for me, as they’re reaching the age when toys can be fun for all of us.

    Rattles, stuffed bears, blocks and toys for babies and toddlers are fine I guess for that age, but now these guys are about to engage in some real fun.

  • Kentuckians reminded to keep eyes open
  • Working for Kentucky

    After celebrating our nation’s Independence Day, I traveled around the Commonwealth to hear directly from Kentuckians.  By engaging with families, individuals, and community leaders across the state, I am better able to bring their concerns to the United States Senate and serve as their voice in Washington.

  • Differing Views: Bevin’s battle with the Media

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has been at odds with several members of the Kentucky media, most notably, Kentucky’s largest daily newspapers - The Courier-Journal and the Herald-Leader. Bevin has taken to social media to share his message out and has not shied away from blasting those in the press with whom he is at odds.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Road issues need resolved

    The Magnet posted a story about mail delivery on Tanglewood Drive being halted due to road conditions last week.  Many readers will remember previous stories about how I have been unsuccessfully petitioning Fiscal Court to adopt the street into the county road system for maintenance.  Tanglewood Drive is unique because, years ago, the county required a road bond, which they oversaw the collection of in the early 1990s.  However, I can find no records of how this money was spent, or if there was any oversight beyond collection.