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Today's Opinions

  • Shop local

    As Christmas draws near, Kentuckians gear up for the shopping season. Many shoppers plan their Thanksgiving weekend around Black Friday advertisements while others scope the latest online deals for Cyber Monday.

  • Spotlight on adoption in Kentucky

    November is National Adoption Month, and though the monthlong observance is an important conversation starter, it can’t fully convey the ongoing and unmet needs of children searching for their forever homes. During this season of giving and gratitude, the truth is that more than 7,000 kids in Kentucky will spend the holidays in the care of someone other than their family of origin.

  • Southern Baptists could exclude churches who hire homosexuals

    Southern Baptists have long opposed same-sex marriage and ordaining gay ministers, arguing that the Bible unequivocally rejects homosexuality as sinful and perverted.

    The Louisville-based Kentucky Baptist Convention hasn’t left that position to interpretation. The powerful Southern Baptist group, which has 2,400 churches and 750,000 members across the state, has ousted congregations that bless gay unions and welcome people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender as pastors and missionaries.

  • Expanded gambling will hurt state’s work ethic

    Being a state that is closely tied to the horse racing industry, it’s not a surprise that expanded gambling is frequently discussed in Kentucky. Even more, it’s no surprise this issue comes up when the woes of Kentucky’s economy are mentioned. Keeping those things in mind, there are a few questions we should ask.

    Would expanded gambling improve the work ethic of Kentuckians?

  • 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.