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Today's Opinions

  • Finding ways to improve transportation system a top priority

    When it comes to getting from points A to B, few states can match Kentucky. That’s not too surprising, given that we’re home to the country’s population center east of the Rockies, but the numbers behind our transportation systems are impressive nonetheless.

  • The Amazing Randi: An Honest Liar

    I had intended to write a column this week about politicians, but instead I’ve decided to write about a professional liar, James Randi.
    Fittingly, a documentary about Randi called “An Honest Liar” is scheduled to be released soon. For years, Randi worked professionally as a magician, although he prefers “conjurer”, under the name The Amazing Randi.

  • Corrections & Clarifications - May 7, 2014

    In the April 30 edition, there was some incorrect information reported about the 2014-15 school calendar. The story stated that the calendar had not been approved. Actually, the 2014-15 calendar was approved at the Nov. 26, 2013 board meeting. It was amended at the April 22 meeting to add scheduled makeup days.

  • ‘See Something, Say Something’

    We are over two weeks past the session, and there continues to be speculation about the Governor possibly calling an extraordinary session to act on more legislation, specifically Senate Bill 5. I am opposed to an extraordinary session. We had plenty of time to get the work done during the regular session, and bringing the legislators back to Frankfort would cost the tax payers $60,000 each day. There will be another chance to revisit lingering issues next January.

  • Letters to the editor - May 7, 2014

    Father will keep fighting for son
    My son, David Litsey Jr., was killed more than a year and a half ago. I often think of a song he wrote, "Litsey, where you been so long?"
    Since his death, I'm tired of people whispering about me and pointing fingers when I walk by. Few people know what my family has been through. I feel like we have been railroaded by the court system.

  • Real world look for college students

    It will take some time to gather the information, but one of this year’s new laws has the potential to play a significant role when it comes to helping college students decide which career to pursue.
    The legislation calls on the state’s Center for Education and Workforce Statistics to compile the employment rates and earnings of those graduating from the state’s public postsecondary schools. That agency, which was created just two years ago, will coordinate with the state’s Department of Education and the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

  • Every day is Mother’s Day

    I love my mom, but I have come to the realization that we don’t have much in common.
    My mom loves to cook. I do not.
    My twin sister enjoys cooking, and she’s good at it. So at least one of us will carry on that trait. I wish I loved to cook, I just don’t. (But, I love to eat. And I always thank the cook.)
    My mom loves to garden. I don’t.

  • The Amazing Randi: An Honest Liar

    I had intended to write a column this week about politicians, but instead I’ve decided to write about a professional liar, James Randi.
    Fittingly, a documentary about Randi called “An Honest Liar” is scheduled to be released soon. For years, Randi worked professionally as a magician, although he prefers “conjurer”, under the name The Amazing Randi.