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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor - May 4, 2016

    Editor’s note: This letter was written in response to an article in last week’s edition about Calvary Elementary School’s students completing the “Leader in Me” program.

    Leader In Me program should be dropped

  • Governor’s vetoes are a disappointment

    Other than constitutional amendments, which go before the voters, every bill the General Assembly passes has to clear one final hurdle before becoming law: The governor’s pen.
    The governor has the authority to sign or reject bills, or to let them become law without a signature. He or she can only approve or veto bills in their entirety – except in budgetary matters, which can be line-item vetoed without affecting the rest.

  • The heart of education
  • Workforce program helps employers offset training costs

    By Jim Skees

    Across the country, a lack of skilled workers is challenging employers both large and small in a number of industries. 
    We face the same workforce concerns in Kentucky and the Lincoln Trail region. That’s one reason why the Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board work vigorously to support job seekers and connect them with area employers.

  • Corrections & Clarifications
  • Give the gift of life

    Imagine waking up this morning and finding out that you need a life-saving organ to survive.
    You, a family member or a friend might be living that reality today.
    Or, you might find out tomorrow that you need a new kidney.
    Or, a week from now your doctor could tell you that your child needs a new heart, your mother needs new lungs or your father needs a new liver to survive.
    Can you imagine?
    More than 1,000 adults and children in Kentucky are living that reality right now. They are waiting for a life-saving transplant this very second.

  • Letters to the Editor - April 27, 2016

    Vision becomes reality
    Six years ago the three of us started out with a goal to raise autism awareness and have our first autism walk. We have been touched and overwhelmed every year by this great community that has supported us in this endeavor. We ultimately wanted to have a "safe" place for individuals affected by autism to go and bring experiences to them that they may not otherwise experience due to sensory or social deficits.

  • New legislation that you need to know about

    Legislative sessions tend to be remembered for just a handful of new laws, and this year’s, which ended April 15, is no different.
    The budget was understandably the most prominent, with its chief highlight being the significant amount of new money the General Assembly put toward the unfunded liabilities of our public retirement systems.