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Editorials

  • Immigration laws should factor in compassion and families

    The Kentucky Standard

    Most Americans would likely agree that federal laws and policies should not harm families.
    But that is exactly what is taking place with the federal government’s emphasis on deporting undocumented immigrants, as illustrated by a Bardstown man’s forced removal to Mexico late last month.

  • Isaiah House is saving lives, growing to meet needs

    The Kentucky Standard

    Isaiah House is the largest faith-based or “Christ-centered” drug treatment and rehab program in Kentucky and serves the entire state.

  • Guest editorial Guns in schools likely to hinder, not help, safety

    Editor’s note:  This editorial was originally published in The Kentucky Standard.

    Donald Trump plans to eliminate gun-free zones in our nation’s schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos thinks schools need guns to protect students from bears. Eight states now have provisions that allow the carrying of concealed weapons on public college and university campuses.

  • Tell FERC what you think

    Editor’s note: This editorial was published recently in The Advocate-Messenger in Danville. It’s being reprinted with permission through the Kentucky Press News Service.

  • Times are changing

    Change is inevitable.
    Change can be difficult.
    Change can also be a very good thing.
    But, there is a certain comfort in keeping things the same. It’s a paradox, really. Many are resistant to change, but change is the only way we can grow, the only way we can advance.
    And there is one inevitable truth: change happens whether we want it to or not.
    Take Marion County Public Schools, for instance.

  • Grand ham slam

    “It’s essential to keep an open mind, and to be willing – better yet, eager – to try new things.” - Michael Abrash

    Trying new things can be challenging, and darn near impossible for some people who dislike change. But, often times, it’s very much worth it.
    Such is the case with this year’s Marion County Country Ham Days Festival.

  • What if it were you?

    Imagine for a moment that you have just been released from jail. You’re carrying a plastic bag with a change of underwear, socks and a toothbrush. Your pockets are empty. Your wallet would be, too, if you owned one. You have no family. The friends you have are still doing drugs. You know if you go to them you will be tempted by your previous addiction. But you’ve changed. You’re trying to better yourself. You don’t want to fall back into those old habits.  

  • Commisson must follow open meetings law

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission are supposed to be the fun people in government. Lately, that hasn’t been the case.
    Two of the last three meetings were plagued by closed sessions, talks of discipline or removal of Executive Director Nena Olivier, and personnel decisions were discussed when the public had the right to know what was going on.

  • Guest editorial: Awash in guns, fear, we’re less safe

    By the Lexington Herald-Leader

    Pro-gun rhetoric plays on our deepest fears.
    “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
    That presents a simple world of good versus bad, each self-evident, where you hope the good guy has a gun and is the better shot.

  • Give the gift of life

    Imagine waking up this morning and finding out that you need a life-saving organ to survive.
    You, a family member or a friend might be living that reality today.
    Or, you might find out tomorrow that you need a new kidney.
    Or, a week from now your doctor could tell you that your child needs a new heart, your mother needs new lungs or your father needs a new liver to survive.
    Can you imagine?
    More than 1,000 adults and children in Kentucky are living that reality right now. They are waiting for a life-saving transplant this very second.