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Today's Opinions

  • Kentucky has little to show for its war on drugs

    A constituent of mine recently brought to my attention that too often we let the discussion about Kentucky’s drug scourge fall by the wayside. Admittedly, I believe that happens because no one has a good solution to the problem and although we have made effort after effort to combat the epidemic we still have little to show for it. In 2015, Kentucky’s heroin-related death rate increased to 6.9 deaths for every 100,000 people — 23 times the rate in 2009.

  • Memorial Day a time for remembrance

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed
     
    As we celebrate Memorial Day, it is important that we take some time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives for this great nation. The brave men and women who took the fall for our freedom are owed far more than we could ever be repaid.

  • Don’t forget to true meaning of Memorial Day

    While Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time for gathering with family and friends for picnics, pool parties and parades, I write to you with the annual reminder not to forget the true meaning of the event. Memorial Day is a time to remember the brave men and women who have put it all on the line so that we may live in freedom in the greatest nation in the world.

  • Tourism’s economic impact, job opportunities growing in Lincoln Trail region

    By Sherry Murphy

    Earlier this month, the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet released its annual report Economic Impact of Kentucky’s Travel and Tourism Industry. Tourism has long been an important job creator in Kentucky, and as the report revealed, those opportunities are growing across the state. Tourism-generated jobs provided more than $3.2 billion in wages to Kentucky workers in 2016—an increase of more than $156 million from 2015 wages.

  • It’s going to be a busy interim for legislators

    Over a month has passed since the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, but my work as your senator has not slowed. Between answering your well thought-out letters and phone calls, I have been visiting with constituents in our district and listening to your concerns and preparing to discuss many of those topics during the interim.

  • Letter to the editor: Road crew does great job

    Applause! Applause! Give the Marion County road crew a big hand! They do an outstanding job of spraying road right-of-ways at the appropriate time to control weeds. They recently sprayed along Short Line Pike before broad leaf weeds like poison hemlock go to seed.

  • REAL ID a real solution for Kentuckians

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed

  • Making the most of a job interview

    By Carter Dyson

    Your careful research, resume, cover letter and application have paid off. You’ve landed an interview for the job you want. But your outlook has shifted from excitement to apprehension as you think about coming face to face with a hiring manager who will judge your skills, your experience, your attire and even your handshake.