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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor - Parents beg for answers
  • Letter to the editor - Homeless children in our communities

    People in the community are startled. And people in the community want to help. A recent publication of the Central Kentucky News Journal released information provided by the local school districts: there are a reported 85 homeless students in Taylor County. Interestingly enough, based solely on data from Green River Ministries Homeless Shelter, between September 2016 and 
    September 2017, 76 minors were included on applications for shelter. Thus, the numbers reported to the area schools and those recorded by an area agency match up!

  • Initiative addresses hunger in Kentucky

    Landmark News Service

    It’s a situation hard for some of us to fathom.
    Many in the area don’t know from day to day where their next meal is coming from. It’s estimated more than 700,000 Kentucky residents are faced with this dilemma each day.
    Hunger in Kentucky is a dire issue, but one that can be solved.
    To help with the solution, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recently visited Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland to bolster a hunger-fighting partnership: The Commonwealth of Kentucky Bowl.

  • Letter to the editor: Save Nosey Now

    Nonprofit organization, Save Nosey Now, Inc., is asking several small towns in Kentucky to not allow the Great American Family Circus (aka Liebel Family Circus) to use their long-suffering elephant, Nosey (aka Tiny), in shows this month in Hazel, Marion, Wickliffe, Hanson and Eddyville. Nosey has been with the Florida circus family for over three decades, and Save Nosey Now, Inc. wishes to see her in one of the three true elephant sanctuaries in North America.

  • Three questions parents need to ask before ‘helping’

    By Katherine L. Stone, Ph.D. and Laura Bonzo-Sims, Ed.D.

  • Manufacturing Month shines light on opportunities, training resources

    By Daniel Carney

    In the Lincoln Trail region and across Kentucky, employers, educators, economic development professionals and community organizations are turning their attention to modern manufacturing.
    One of our economy’s strongest engines, manufacturers employ more than one of every five workers in our eight-county region. Further, the industry offers plenty of opportunity for new workers as demand grows and older workers retire.

  • Power of the press is the content, not the delivery platform

    By Gene Policinski
    Newseum CEO

    WASHINGTON — The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.

    Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, mobile devices nor “aspirational” reportage that feels good without doing any good.

  • Learn the facts about your health care needs

    By Anne Harrison, PT, PhD and Marilyn Fox, PhD

    The U.S. health care system is very complex, but one thing is clear: it’s expensive. The U.S. spent $3.2 trillion dollars overall on health care in 2015, about $9,900 per person, or 17.5 percent of our gross domestic product. That’s why it’s vital that everyone understands the basics of the current law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) and compare it to the various healthcare bills being proposed by Congress.