Today's Opinions

  • Fall means football and festivals

    The fall and football season is finally upon us. Kids are back in school, the weather is (finally) cooling down, and the leaves are already beginning to change. I may be biased, but I think Kentucky has one of the prettiest autumns in this region of the country. After a hot summer and the temperature and our taste buds changing, it is a welcome opportunity to get back outdoors.
    With the autumn season comes fall festivals, and I am happy to report there are many events happening all around the 14th Senate District including the ones listed below:

  • When technology fails

    I’m sitting in my living room with a man I’ve only met once before. He is a perfectly nice person, but he’s the guy you only want to meet once, otherwise it means you’ve got trouble. Having him here today means trouble for me. The man in my living room is the Internet technician. And he’s here to fix what’s broken.

  • Communities celebrate food during fall festivals

    If there is one theme binding the numerous festivals that take place across the commonwealth each year, it’s that if we raise it, grow it or use a lot of it, there’s almost certainly a community that celebrates it.
    Most of these festivals take place over a 10-week period that begins in late August and runs through Halloween, and food is often the focal point. During that time, you can find events dedicated to apples, country ham, sorghum, bourbon, honey and barbecue.

  • Apprenticeships: Growing our own talent

    By Carter Dyson

    In early September, Gov. Matt Bevin and Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey announced the launch of a new apprenticeship campaign: “Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.” With a goal of helping more Kentucky businesses leverage registered apprenticeships to meet their workforce needs, the campaign is welcome news in the Lincoln Trail region and across the state.

  • Representative Tom Burch helps people

    My name is Marsha Van Hook, and I live in Somerset. I have worked closely for many years with Representative Tom Burch of Louisville. Rep. Burch has always been willing to listen and discuss issues related to intellectual, and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse. I know from experience how the lives of Kentuckians with intellectual or developmental disabilities, or with mental illness and substance abuse have improved with his help.
    Marsha Van Hook


  • Support Jim Gray

    I’d like to say first this is the most important election in recent times.   
    It is disgusting when only 30 percent voted last year and look who we ended up with as governor. There is going to be a lot of out-of-state money coming in to influence the outcome of this election. The working and middleclass are going to be most affected by this election so GET OUT AND VOTE!
    I’m supporting Mayor Jim Gray for U.S. Senate because he is a proven leader.   

  • Voters can trust Brandon Reed

    We’d like to encourage your readers to get to know the candidates on the ballot before they vote this election. Presidential races sometimes overshadow down ballot races and this year is no exception. Please know there are other very important offices on the ballot including U.S. Senate, Congress, State Senate, all 100 seats of the Kentucky State House and city council races.

  • Educate yourself about pipelines on Nov. 5

    The WWII vintage Tennessee Pipeline running through Marion County will soon carry hazardous liquids if the Kinder Morgan Company gets its way.