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Today's Opinions

  • Senator wants your input on General Assembly
  • Words and deeds

    In the aftermath of the recent mass shooting that occurred in Arizona, the rush to judgment came shortly thereafter.

    Some people blamed political rhetoric for poisoning the mind of gunman Jared Loughner since one of his victims was Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who has managed to survive.

  • Dreaming Big

    Martin Luther King could have chosen an easy life. He could have chosen safety and security, but instead he ventured out into the deep waters, to borrow an analogy from William Turner, a professor at Berea College and this year's featured speaker for the Martin Luther King celebration at First Baptist Church.

  • RESOLUTIONS

    While many people made (and have probably already broken) New Year's resolutions, we thought it might be worth recommending some resolutions for the community and the powers that be. So, here it goes.

     

    1.) Get E-911 already!

    The editorial staff of this newspaper (past and present) has been crusading for Enhanced 911 services for more than a decade and, as we start a new year, we will continue our cry for E-911.

  • House completes organizational work

    At the start of January, there are two things that can always be counted on: It will take at least two weeks to write the new year correctly on such things as checks, and the General Assembly will return to the Capitol to begin a new legislative session.

  • Contact officials about distracted driving

    By Beth Flanagan

    Guest Columnist

     

  • Hot dogs, hold the mustard

    Governments big and small have been going through their rituals of transition this month. 

    The new Congress was sworn in last week, as was the new General Assembly in Kentucky. Governors around the country took office, and we recently had the swearing in for the new Lebanon City Council, local city commissions and Marion County Board of Education members.

    On a personal level, I'm grateful that we avoided the pomp and circumstance that sometimes surrounds these events.

  • Senate gets to work during opening week of the General Assembly

    Usually, the first week is an organizational week during which the different parties elect their leadership. This year was different. When we announced the Senate Majority legislative agenda in December, we committed to move aggressively on passing legislation regarding job creation, education, and transparent and responsive government. With the passage of these bills, the "Agenda for Prosperity," very few can say we didn't deliver on that promise this first week.