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Today's Opinions

  • Guest editorial: Awash in guns, fear, we’re less safe

    By the Lexington Herald-Leader

    Pro-gun rhetoric plays on our deepest fears.
    “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
    That presents a simple world of good versus bad, each self-evident, where you hope the good guy has a gun and is the better shot.

  • Guest column: DUI look-back bill remedies big loophole

    By Jim Paxton
    The Paducah Sun

    For many years in Kentucky the law looked back five years in determining whether a DUI conviction was a "first offense." Senate Bill 56 extends that look-back to 10 years.

  • Tourism news is good in Kentucky

    Last week, state tourism leaders unveiled the latest annual study on the positive impact this industry has in Kentucky. In a word, the news was good.
    Overall, tourism generated nearly $14 billion in direct and indirect sales in 2015, a five percent increase over 2014’s total. It supported 186,000 jobs and provided nearly $1.5 billion in state and local tax revenue.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 11, 2016

    Deep thought required
    Let me begin with an answer to Stephen Lega’s column published in the May 4, 2016, edition of The Lebanon Enterprise. I proudly side with the individuals who have the courage to stand up for public integrity and honorable community values. Especially those who have common sense. I understand Mr. Lega that you probably get a kick out of reading responses to your columns because you believe that rebuttal and division of a community somehow makes you look like you are doing your job. Enjoy.

  • Petition committee responds

    Editor’s note: The following guest column was written in response to an editorial published in the April 20 edition of The Lebanon Enterprise entitled, “Don’t sign the petition.” The following is being published exactly how it was submitted to the Enterprise. It should be noted that their claims about two board members’ having “concerns” are unsubstantiated.

  • Governor passes conservative budget for commonwealth

    The final week of the 2016 General Assembly was marked by the passage of a $21 billion spending plan for the two-year period beginning July 1, and it is being hailed as the most conservative budget the commonwealth has seen in a generation.
    Governor Matt Bevin set the parameters for the state budget debate when he announced his proposed budget in January. He proposed major funding increases to Kentucky’s struggling pension systems and asked other areas of state government to participate in funding reductions.

  • Funding our colleges and universities should be a priority

    A quarter-century ago, Kentucky had nowhere to go but up when it came to the education levels of adults 25 and older.
    Only two-thirds had graduated from high school, and less than a sixth had earned a bachelor’s degree. No state had a lower combined percentage.

  • Internships: Growth opportunity for students, mentors

    By Dr. Thelma White

    A recent study by the Chronicle of Education found that many employers value work experience, particularly internships and employment during school, in addition to grade-point average and college major.
    While it’s still important for students to pursue a strong academic foundation and have a focused career path, we have increasingly encouraged our students to supplement their education with real work experience.