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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor: Silent hero

    Several weeks ago, two men, lifelong friends, were found dead in a cabin in the small community of St. Joe, in Marion County. They met weekly to visit and have a meal together.
    It appears that Phillip suffered a heart attack and his friend, Joe Boy, died also with heart failure, while trying to perform CPR to save his friend.
    When I was discussing this with my son, he said, “Wow, what an honorable way to die, trying to save your friend. He’s a silent hero.”

  • Opportunity awaits those with technical aptitude

    By Mary Cambron

    The skilled tradespeople working in today’s manufacturing sector have a lot going for them. They have interesting, innovation-driven careers that offer good pay, longevity and skills development that provides security as well as advancement opportunities.
    But here’s the issue: there are too few electricians, machinists, welders and others to meet the demand of the thriving manufacturing sector here in the Lincoln Trail region and across the country.

  • 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.

  • 2017 session nearing its end

    Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 session. The Senate is quickly passing the remaining Senate bills out and receiving bills from the House for consideration. While there were some contested issues, the Senate conducted itself in a bipartisan fashion. We wasted little time this week and passed more than 40 pieces of legislation including:
    • Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in order to better align caseloads with current census data;

  • State working to combat drug epidemic

    By State Rep. Brandon Reed

    As the end of the regular session draws near, we continue work on behalf of the people of Kentucky. This week, the House passed measures to combat our state’s drug epidemic, protect innocent life, and support our firefighters and veterans.

  • ‘Welcoming the Stranger’

    Editor’s note: The following is a statement of the Loretto Community.

  • Letters to the editor - March 1, 2017

    A more connected and competitive Kentucky
    The vast majority of today’s businesses and consumers utilize innovative 
    services like wireless and broadband — so why is Kentucky still forcing 
    companies to invest in outdated, nearly obsolete technologies?
    Senate Bill 10 would give telecom providers the freedom to allocate their 
    resources as they see fit. For most, this means investing in the 21st century 
    technologies that Kentuckians have come to rely on.

  • Kentuckians have almost $500 million in unclaimed property

    By Doug Price

    Find a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck so the poem goes.  What if you could find hundreds of dollars? The Kentucky State Treasurer’s (KST) office may be able to help. KST administers the unclaimed property fund for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and reports that Kentuckians have almost $500 million in unclaimed property.