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Today's Opinions

  • Drug treatment hotline begins

    As part of the state’s Don’t Let Them Die campaign, the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE have created the KY Help Call Center to connect residents with drug treatment, according to Gov. Matt Bevin’s office.

    The toll-free hotline — 1-833-8KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357) — opens on Dec. 1 and is intended for individuals struggling with substance abuse as well as family members.

  • Grimes pushes for legalizing marijuana

    Could legal medical marijuana be on the horizon in Kentucky?

    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Wednesday she wants to legalize medical marijuana in the Bluegrass State by 2018.

    A task force, led by Grimes, will also study and propose potential implementation and regulation processes.

    In a statement, Grimes said, “2018 is and must be the year when Kentucky finally steps up on medical marijuana. We have to get this done to help Kentuckians who are hurting.”

  • Show holiday kindness

    The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • FROM OUR READERS - AMVETS thankful for support from community

    As the current Commander of the Spencer County American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 129, I  am writing this letter to say thank you to all of Spencer County for the awesome support we receive here in Taylorsville and all of Spencer County.
    Post 129 is made up of veterans and/or active members of all branches of our military and we welcome for membership, any and all who have served in our armed forces and received an honorable discharge.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Thanks for support of Animal Shelter fundraiser

    The Spencer County Animal Shelter recently held its second annual It’s All About the Paws fundraising dinner. Once again, this community showed its support for the shelter and our county’s animals, and we could not be more grateful.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Petty Politics

    After reading John Riley’s letter to the editor of November 1, 2017, and his reference to petty politics, I have to ask of his petty, dirty and childish politics of solely stopping the paving of the road I live on, at my property line.

    To add insult to injury, on the first county mowing, the mower stopped at my property line also. This mowing was followed in the fall after Johnson grass was taller than six feet.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Frankfort Democrats created pension crisis

    State Representative Rocky Adkins, Democrat House Minority Leader, wrote a guest newspaper column “on behalf of the other 35 members of the Kentucky House Democratic Caucus” criticizing the proposed pension fix currently being debated in the legislature.

  • Accused deserve due process

    In the wake of allegations against Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore, I offer the following reminder that we in America have a moral and legal obligation of due process.

    Sexual abuse and assault are serious offenses and over the past several weeks, we’ve been bombarded with allegations, admissions and apologies from Hollywood over the abuse of women.

    It’s good that victims are willing to come forward to and that they are being listened to.