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Today's Opinions

  • Stress can make you sick

    "Are you safe? Are you sound? Are you whole? Are you well?"

    I was reminded of that memorable quote from Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who last week as I laid lifeless in bed for two days. I, like many of you, had become a victim of a vicious 48-hour virus (that actually lasted 72 hours).

    It was a very strange occurrence because, you see, I don't get sick.

    Or, so I thought.

  • Home or away

    People have asked - and for good reason - why the superintendent's residency matters. It doesn't affect what goes on in the classrooms in Marion County. It doesn't affect test scores. So, why is it an issue?

    It may seem trivial on first look, but it matters for reasons we have yet to hear anyone explain. The next superintendent's contract will have a residency clause, as it should. The question that has been asked, but not answered (at least not publicly), is why is this in the contract at all?

  • Column: House pushes to preserve Medicaid funding

    Although it is too soon to say what exactly will become law when the 2011 legislative session concludes next month, several major initiatives that the Kentucky House of Representatives would like to see on that list moved further down the road this past week.

    That includes one of the chamber's - and Gov. Beshear's - top priorities this year: Keeping Medicaid from facing a catastrophic deficit in the months ahead.

  • Letter: Superintendent problems started with the paper
  • Letter: Fix your pets, don’t be cruel

    Kudos to you for the column on “Don’t be a litterbug, get your pets fixed” by Weny Doric. Kudos again for the letter submitted from the St. Francis community about dogs (pets in general) being shot. I believe there can never be enough articles written and published about abandoned and abused animals.

  • Column: My Adopted Grandparent

    Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent.” 

    - Donald A. Norberg 

     

    Some of my fondest childhood memories involve my grandparents.

  • Column: Independent voter bill moves forward

    Legislative committees were hard at work this week approving many bills that then moved to the Senate floor for consideration by the full body.

  • Column: General Assembly prepared for several bills during short session

    As we returned to Frankfort to resume the 2011 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, we are faced with issues that are as wide and varied as the monster snowstorm that cut through much of the United States this week. Several bills have already passed through the House of Representatives and are on their way to the Senate for consideration.