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Today's Opinions

  • Will run for burgers

    Running a 200-mile overnight relay race across Kentucky with little to no sleep might not sound like much fun to you. In fact, to some folks, it probably sounds like a form of torture or punishment. But, every year, thousands of runners from all over the state, country and beyond voluntarily participate in such an event. It’s called The Bourbon Chase - a relay race in which teams of runners cover 200 miles along the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

  • Will run for burgers

    Running a 200-mile overnight relay race across Kentucky with little to no sleep might not sound like much fun to you. In fact, to some folks, it probably sounds like a form of torture or punishment. But, every year, thousands of runners from all over the state, country and beyond voluntarily participate in such an event. It’s called The Bourbon Chase - a relay race in which teams of runners cover 200 miles along the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

  • What parents need to know: As told by the experts, their kids

    By Katherine L. Stone, Ph.D. and Laura Bonzo-Sims, Ed.D.

    As we have all read in the journals, seen in the classrooms and in our offices, parents are hungry for the secrets to parenting their child toward success. They seek answers from researched books, highly acclaimed TED talks, and from professionals behind the desk. One important group of experts often overlooked is the group who can give us information straight from the trenches, the kids themselves.

  • Letters to the editor - Parents beg for answers
  • Letter to the editor - Homeless children in our communities

    People in the community are startled. And people in the community want to help. A recent publication of the Central Kentucky News Journal released information provided by the local school districts: there are a reported 85 homeless students in Taylor County. Interestingly enough, based solely on data from Green River Ministries Homeless Shelter, between September 2016 and 
    September 2017, 76 minors were included on applications for shelter. Thus, the numbers reported to the area schools and those recorded by an area agency match up!

  • Initiative addresses hunger in Kentucky

    Landmark News Service

    It’s a situation hard for some of us to fathom.
    Many in the area don’t know from day to day where their next meal is coming from. It’s estimated more than 700,000 Kentucky residents are faced with this dilemma each day.
    Hunger in Kentucky is a dire issue, but one that can be solved.
    To help with the solution, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recently visited Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland to bolster a hunger-fighting partnership: The Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl.

  • Letter to the editor: Save Nosey Now

    Nonprofit organization, Save Nosey Now, Inc., is asking several small towns in Kentucky to not allow the Great American Family Circus (aka Liebel Family Circus) to use their long-suffering elephant, Nosey (aka Tiny), in shows this month in Hazel, Marion, Wickliffe, Hanson and Eddyville. Nosey has been with the Florida circus family for over three decades, and Save Nosey Now, Inc. wishes to see her in one of the three true elephant sanctuaries in North America.

  • Three questions parents need to ask before ‘helping’

    By Katherine L. Stone, Ph.D. and Laura Bonzo-Sims, Ed.D.