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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - Say no to pipeline

    Say no to pipeline
    I have followed, with interest, the developments surrounding the so-called 
    Bluegrass pipeline and still, for the life of me cannot figure out where the long term benefit is for the residents along the proposed route of Kentucky (Marion, LaRue, Nelson, Hardin, Anderson, Woodford, Scott, Franklin, etc). I ask you, is it really worth the offered price to have your land disturbed for construction and to be at the mercy of the pipeline for any projects where ground is broken?

  • Free seminar about the dangers of sports concussions this Thursday

    By Melissa Lee Knight
     
    My brother, Larry Lee, suffered a brain injury at the age of 12 from a farm accident and though it seemed he healed physically in a relatively short time, by the time he reached high school we realized his injury would have repercussions that affected his whole life. We knew Larry’s symptoms were a direct result of a very traumatic brain injury, but not all head injuries are that easy to spot. 

  • Consensus Forecasting Group and its crystal ball assist state government

    They may be relatively unknown, and their subject matter may be a little dry, but the eight economists who comprise the Consensus Forecasting Group have a powerful role to play: They determine just how much money state government can expect.
    As anyone who has ever put a budget together knows, it can be tough to predict what a year will bring. Their job, however, is even more difficult: They have to look more than 30 months ahead, to cover not just the two-year span for the budget but also the six additional months needed to prepare, pass and implement it.

  • The struggling coal industry is a statewide issue

    There were several Interim Joint Committee meetings this past week, including a Special Subcommittee on Energy that focused on Kentucky’s struggling coal industry and the adverse impact of impending federal regulations. The decline in coal production that could result from these regulations is not just an Eastern Kentucky issue, but a serious statewide issue, as well.

  • Free seminar about the dangers of sports concussions this Thursday

    By Melissa Lee Knight
     
    My brother, Larry Lee, suffered a brain injury at the age of 12 from a farm accident and though it seemed he healed physically in a relatively short time, by the time he reached high school we realized his injury would have repercussions that affected his whole life. We knew Larry’s symptoms were a direct result of a very traumatic brain injury, but not all head injuries are that easy to spot. 

  • Consensus Forecasting Group and its crystal ball assist state government

    They may be relatively unknown, and their subject matter may be a little dry, but the eight economists who comprise the Consensus Forecasting Group have a powerful role to play: They determine just how much money state government can expect.
    As anyone who has ever put a budget together knows, it can be tough to predict what a year will bring. Their job, however, is even more difficult: They have to look more than 30 months ahead, to cover not just the two-year span for the budget but also the six additional months needed to prepare, pass and implement it.

  • Letters to the editor - Say no to pipeline

    Say no to pipeline
    I have followed, with interest, the developments surrounding the so-called 
    Bluegrass pipeline and still, for the life of me cannot figure out where the long term benefit is for the residents along the proposed route of Kentucky (Marion, LaRue, Nelson, Hardin, Anderson, Woodford, Scott, Franklin, etc). I ask you, is it really worth the offered price to have your land disturbed for construction and to be at the mercy of the pipeline for any projects where ground is broken?

  • Slightly off

    It’s been a busy few months for the Marion County Board of Education. Many things have happened in a very short amount of time. So, let’s review…
    Superintendent Chuck Hamilton unexpectedly announced his retirement on May 2, and the search for a new superintendent began immediately.
    On June 25, the board hired Steve Burkich as the acting superintendent of Marion County Public Schools.