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Today's Opinions

  • Army ROTC: From college to officer

    By Ken Begley
    Guest columnist

    I’ve served on active duty and the Army Reserve for 42 years as an enlisted man in a wide variety of units and leadership positions. My time is almost over as I will be retired at the end of October when I reach 60.
    It’s been interesting, fun, scary at times, and most of all rewarding.
    My deepest regret is not taking Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) as a cadet when I was in college and becoming an officer in the U.S. Army. I feel I could have done so much more if I had.

  • It’s been a busy summer in Frankfort
  • A signature industry

    By Kim Huston

    Bourbon is booming, and this week we’ll see further evidence of that as Bardstown - the Bourbon Capital of the World - hosts the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. In 2016, 53,000 people from 44 states as well as the District of Columbia and 14 different countries attended the festival, and we are looking forward to an even more successful 2017 festival.

  • Old Glory

    By Stanley Gaddie
    Guest columnist

  • Loretto Community denounces suspension of DACA

    The Loretto Community is deeply disappointed and angered by the decision of the Trump administration to suspend the DACA Executive Order and break our nation’s promise to 800,000 young Dreamers. Loretto urges congressional passage of the bi-partisan DREAM Act, which would convert DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Executive Order, issued by President Obama and yesterday suspended by the Trump administration – into federal law.

  • Letters to the editor - Sept. 13, 2017

    Family is forever
    At the Village of Lebanon Assisted Living we are one big family. When moving a loved one into an assisted living community, one important word that comes to mind is “trust.“ You want the peace of mind that your loved one will receive the utmost care by professionals who will treat them like their own family. At Village of Lebanon Assisted Living, we could not take this responsibility more seriously.

  • ‘The regulars’

    Five out of seven days a week, my alarm sounds at 4 a.m.
    Yes, 4 a.m.
    No, I don’t have cows to milk or livestock to feed.
    I willingly choose to get up really early, put on my gym clothes, take the dogs out to do their business, and then drive to Fitness One in Lebanon.
    You would think that at such an early hour the gym would be empty, but that’s not the case.
    I can always expect “the regulars” to be there.
    Who are “the regulars?”
    Oh, I’m glad you asked.

  • Letters to the editor - Stop the vape ban

    In a recent announcement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), certain vapor product compliance deadlines will be extended to 2022. Although this appears to be a victory for the vape industry, it is not the end of the uphill vape ban battle.
    The good news is that Congress is still currently considering H.R. 1136, the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017. This law would provide sensible regulations that allow a better FDA approval process for existing and future products.