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Editorials

  • Guest editorial: How legislators divert student aid

    The Courier-Journal

    It’s a new year for Kentucky college students, bringing new pressure to pay for the fast-rising costs of higher education in this state.
    The first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA, that students attending or planning to attend college must complete in order to get federal and state financial aid for the coming academic year.

  • Guest editorial: Beyond smoke-free

    By Courier-Journal

    It looks as though the General Assembly might actually pass a statewide law to make public places smoke-free in Kentucky in 2015.
    The public supports it. And in a state with the nation's highest rate of smoking, that's significant.
    A January 2014 poll by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky found that 65 percent of the state's adults favor a state law to ban smoking indoors at public places such as government buildings, stores, restaurants and offices.

  • The year to come

    All too often we remember the bad news first, and there was plenty of that in 2014.
    Fatal car wrecks, a drowning, and cancer all took away loved ones from our community during the past year, and a fatal shooting marred the holiday season.
    The community certainly expressed its displeasure with decisions by school officials, although there was good news in education as well. Marion County Public Schools were named a proficient district, and the high school reported record-high ACT scores.

  • Guest editorial: Poor voter turnout

    By The Courier-Journal

    Last Wednesday, the day Americans woke up to the results of Tuesday's midterm elections, was also a day of great historical significance in the United States.
    It was on Nov. 5, 1872, that voting rights campaigner Susan B. Anthony made history by casting a ballot on election day in Rochester, N.Y., though women had no legal right to vote. That act of defiance resulted in her arrest.

  • Guest editorial: Campaign signs might look good in a bonfire

    By The Kentucky New Era

    There are so many reasons to be thankful for autumn in Kentucky. The brilliant landscape of yellow, orange and red trees. A merciful end to those humid summer days that feel like steamy soup hanging in the air even after sundown. Chili suppers, school festivals and the anticipation of Thanksgiving.

  • Arts for all

     Kentucky Classic Theater is an asset that we hope continues to grow, attract visitors to our community and improve the quality of life in Marion County.

    In order to do that, it needs more financial support.

    In the past few years, the local theater company has been managed basically by one person, Robin Humphress of Lebanon. Financially, it has been funded through local sponsors and Humphress’s persistence. 

  • Editorial Cartoon: National Newspapers Week
  • High on the Hog

     It’s a tradition for this newspaper to write an editorial the week after Marion County Country Ham Days to praise the Chamber of Commerce and the countless volunteers that make the annual fall festival such a huge success.

    And, each year, it seems the festival continues to grow.

  • Explicit: ‘Gun tourism’ is for adults

    By the Frankfort State Journal editorial staff

    Looking for an exotic vacation spot? Tired of trips to the beach, the mountains or an amusement park? Need a place where the family can go to let off a little steam, maybe some aggression, make some noise, mess up some stuff?

  • Home or away, part 2

    The Enterprise wrote an editorial Feb 23, 2011, arguing that the superintendent of Marion County Public Schools should live in Marion County. Last week’s 3-1 decision by the Marion County Board of Education to grant Superintendent Taylora Schlosser 18 more months to establish residency in Marion County has inspired us to reiterate our position.
    The superintendent should live in the district. It doesn’t matter if that superintendent is Hugh Spalding, Roger Marcum, Donald Smith, Chuck Hamilton or Schlosser.