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Today's Opinions

  • Bevin’s call for universities to focus on essential skills draws feedback at UofL

    Leaders at the University of Louisville are reacting to comments made by Gov. Matt Bevin recently, in which he called for the university presidents and governing boards to focus their resources on programs delivering graduates to high-demand jobs “that matter” and consider eliminating programs that fail to do so.

  • Ft. Knox an asset to KY
  • Taxpayers shouldn’t fund hobbies

    It takes great discipline and sometimes even a cold heart to clean out an attic, closet, basement or garage. Over the years it’s easy to accumulate many things once of some value, that now only take up space. For many, it’s hard to let go of some of these belongings. We sometimes deceive ourselves of their importance or future worth, but if we’re serious about restoring order, we have to chunk many things that are non-essential.

  • Pension deliberations are uncomfortable

    Legislators frequently grumble about Kentuckians’ lack of interest in, attention to and knowledge of complicated issues like the public-pension system.

    Some observation about how “people’s eyes glaze over when I start talking pensions” usually accompanies such grievances.

  • NFL deserves a penalty flag

    The National Football League began play this week and all eyes were on the flag. Not the  yellow ones that signal a penalty has been committed, but the U.S. flag that all eyes are on during the singing of the National Anthem before each game.

    That pre-game moment that has been a tradition at sporting events since WWII, has been the focus of controversy the past two seasons because a few players have chosen that moment to express political viewpoints.

  • FROM OUR READERS - McConnell’s correspondence shameful

    I wrote to “Majority” leader Mitch McConnell to try to find out his thoughts on the Obama are situation and how he was going to handle it now. I had already heard that once the Republicans had the House they would do something. OOPS! Next it was as soon as they had the Senate. It was going out “roots and all.” OOPS!

  • Do we remember?

    Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9-11 that took over 3,000 American lives, ushered us into a war that has no foreseeable end, and changed life as we know it in so many ways.

    It feels awkward to call it an anniversary. It’s more of a moment etched in time that we wish had never happened, but one we dare never to forget. But yet each passing year takes us a year further away from the horrors of that Tuesday morning.

  • Tipton: Your voice is being heard on pension crisis