Today's Opinions

  • Editorial - Rural mail study puts focus on problems

    Here is some good news for rural Americans who are concerned about the reliability of mail delivery following postal cutbacks for several years: Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee ordered a study of on-time mail delivery outside of the country’s urban areas. The National Newspaper Association, long an advocate on rural postal service issues because many smaller newspapers are delivered through the mail, applauded the study.

  • Washington suffering from ‘bad news blues’

    Washington, DC has the bad news blues. Whether it’s Congress passing bills that spend billions of dollars we don’t have, rogue Supreme Court justices ignoring the clear text of the Constitution, or yet another unelected executive branch agency bureaucrat issuing a “regulation” that punishes free enterprise, it often seems that victories for freedom and liberty are rare.

  • Local news matters

    Twice a year, we do a county-wide mailing of the Spencer Magnet. That means every address in the county receives a copy of our newspaper, whether you subscribe or not.

    For many of you, receiving the Magnet is a weekly occurrence. You’ve grown accustomed to opening up your mailbox each week, then opening up the pages to find out what’s happening in your community.

  • Fighting for Kentucky jobs

    For years, the Obama administration and its overzealous bureaucratic regulators at the EPA have waged a war against Kentucky coal jobs, miners, and their families. And I’ve vowed to do all I can to stop them. I’m pleased to report that recently the Senate Appropriations Committee, on which I serve, took an important step towards using Congress’s power of the purse to rein in the agency on several fronts, efforts that should help those not only in the coal industry but also farmers and Kentucky job creators.

  • From our readers: Show respect for veterans

    Growing up in a military family, I was taught to respect a veteran, because they risk their lives to protect us so we could be free.

    So how do we thank them? We put up flags and tombstones. Then we feel good about ourselves, pat each other on the backs. Then what happens? No one remembers to maintain it. And in time, it begins to show its age.

  • From our readers: City strives to improve

    This letter is being written to make the public aware of issues that the County and City face on a daily basis. Spencer County has been an agriculture county since the pioneer days. The impounding of Salt River and the creation of Taylorsville Lake in 1982 by the U.S. Corps of Engineers has brought in millions of dollars in needed revenues related to “boating and fishing” activities.

  • Obamacare: The gift that keeps on giving

    Guest Editorial, The Bowling Green Daily News
    While the pretty wrapping paper and multicolored bow appears attractive on the outside, once the Obamacare package is opened, the soaring costs, broken promises and unintended consequences are exposed for all to see.
    In recent days, we have learned about the proposed merger of Kentucky-based Humana and Aetna. There are also reports that Anthem and Cigna Corp. have rekindled merger talks.

  • COLUMN: Entitlements run deeper than potholes

    Americans crave their independence, or at least we claim to. Earlier this month, we celebrated 239 years of independence with parades, concerts, fireworks and other celebrations. I sometimes wonder how much of it is just show.
    Few people, outside of those who espouse Socialism, will admit to wanting government to do all things for all people. However, increasingly we see a willingness to shirk our own responsibilities if we think the folks in Washington, Frankfort or down at City Hall will do for us, what we ought to be doing for ourselves.