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Today's Opinions

  • Support local businesses this holiday season

    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.

  • Everyday miracles

    “The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.” - Gene Amole

    The sunrise – it’s sort of become my thing.
    As my family and friends can attest, I rise WAAAAAAY before the sun does at least six days a week. And one of my favorite things to do is watch the sunrise.

  • Rural mental health care must not be overlooked

    By Jordan Rasmussen
    Center for Rural Affairs

    The challenges that try rural communities in nearly all aspects of health care – greater travel distances, fewer providers, heightened health concerns, lower incomes – also stand in the way of the delivery of behavioral and mental health care services. While there is not a greater prevalence of mental illness among rural residents, a significant disparity exists in access to mental health services and care for rural populations.

  • Reflect on blessings and give thanks

    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.

  • The value of education in overcoming adversity

    By Cal Turner Jr.

    Looking around our world today, we don’t have to look very far to see adversity. From the hurricanes ravaging our nation to the peace rallies working to smooth over cultural and racial divisions, adversity lives all around us, with people struggling to overcome many different challenges.

  • A time for remembrance, gratitude

    Over the course of American history, millions of Americans have answered the call of service by joining the Armed Forces. This noble sacrifice has made the United States the freest, most prosperous nation on Earth, and has guaranteed basic freedoms for Americans of all stripes.

  • Letters to the editor - Nov. 15, 2017

    Green River Ministries can help
    If you’ve never been assigned a social worker, a lot of the jargon used at Green River Ministries Homeless Shelter is likely to sound like another language. One of the most commonly used phrases, but less frequently explained terms used at our organization is, “case management.” What does this term actually mean?

  • Republican plan to ‘fix’ pensions continues the beatdown of retirees and workers