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Today's Opinions

  • Fear of losing a pet shouldn't prevent you from owning one

    By Matt Overing
    Summer intern

    Two wiggling butts greet me every day when I come home.
    They belong to my two dogs, Bailey and Addie. I wouldn't trade either for any material thing in the world, and I can't imagine my life without them.
    Losing a pet is impossibly difficult to deal with, but that shouldn't scare you from owning your own.
    I have lost two pets in my life. The first, Rosie, died when I was in high school. She was an outside dog and watched me play more basketball than anyone else in my life.

  • Fear of losing a pet shouldn't prevent you from owning one

    By Matt Overing
    Summer intern

    Two wiggling butts greet me every day when I come home.
    They belong to my two dogs, Bailey and Addie. I wouldn't trade either for any material thing in the world, and I can't imagine my life without them.
    Losing a pet is impossibly difficult to deal with, but that shouldn't scare you from owning your own.
    I have lost two pets in my life. The first, Rosie, died when I was in high school. She was an outside dog and watched me play more basketball than anyone else in my life.

  • Creating career-training opportunities for our high school students

    As a member of the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB), I have taken part in discussions over the last several years, and advocated to allow students to complete internships and apprenticeships in local industry. Many plant managers I spoke with were happy to accommodate students in the workplace as long as they were 18 years of age, with few exceptions.

  • Creating career-training opportunities for our high school students

    As a member of the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB), I have taken part in discussions over the last several years, and advocated to allow students to complete internships and apprenticeships in local industry. Many plant managers I spoke with were happy to accommodate students in the workplace as long as they were 18 years of age, with few exceptions.

  • Kentucky has a lot to offer this summer

    With memories of the long winter starting to fade and the Memorial Day weekend now behind us, the time has come to begin planning for summer.
    There certainly is no shortage of activities nearby or across the state, and their popularity can be seen in the bottom line. According to an annual study released earlier this month, Kentucky’s tourism and travel industry was responsible for $12.5 billion in direct and indirect spending in 2013, which was a 2.6 percent increase over 2012.  Overall, these businesses employ nearly 176,000 people.

  • Kentucky has a lot to offer this summer

    With memories of the long winter starting to fade and the Memorial Day weekend now behind us, the time has come to begin planning for summer.
    There certainly is no shortage of activities nearby or across the state, and their popularity can be seen in the bottom line. According to an annual study released earlier this month, Kentucky’s tourism and travel industry was responsible for $12.5 billion in direct and indirect spending in 2013, which was a 2.6 percent increase over 2012.  Overall, these businesses employ nearly 176,000 people.

  • Superintendent willing to make the tough decisions

    Superintendent is willing to make the tough decisions
    As a member of the Marion County Board of Education, I feel compelled to respond to your editorial “Ready, Steady, Go” in the May 14 issue of your newspaper, which detailed the numerous suspensions and resignations of school personnel during the past year. The conclusion reached in your editorial was that these departures seem excessive, when compared to past years, and that something needs to be done about it.

  • Superintendent willing to make the tough decisions

    Superintendent is willing to make the tough decisions
    As a member of the Marion County Board of Education, I feel compelled to respond to your editorial “Ready, Steady, Go” in the May 14 issue of your newspaper, which detailed the numerous suspensions and resignations of school personnel during the past year. The conclusion reached in your editorial was that these departures seem excessive, when compared to past years, and that something needs to be done about it.