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Today's Opinions

  • Beware for the black-legged tick

    The Kentucky Lyme Disease Association would like to encourage you to enjoy this beautiful fall weather but be aware it is the season for the black-legged tick. They are the smallest of all the ticks. The larvae and nymphs are even smaller. They can be as small as the period at the end of this sentence. In a Yale study, only 15 percent of patients ever remember a tick bite. Unlike mosquitoes, ticks do not die in the winter as many think. They hide in the bark of trees and under leaves to protect themselves from the cold just like they do in the heat of the summer.

  • Rise up against Trump
  • Mesothelioma Awareness Day is Sept. 26

    Sept. 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation selected this date and encourages congress, states and cities to acknowledge it. We cooperate with the Meso Foundation in memory of our younger son, Todd Hall (1967-2006) who was a victim of this rare and deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure.
    When we learned that former Kentucky State Representative Ron Cyrus had died of mesothelioma we thought the Kentucky Legislature might honor his memory by officially recognizing Sept. 26 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Kentucky.   

  • It’s our problem

    Have you ever suffered from an addiction?

  • Pause to remember 9/11 First Responders Day

    On Sunday morning, our nation will pause to remember and reflect upon the tragedy known primarily by its date: Sept. 11.
    Those of us old enough to remember that Tuesday in 2001 will never forget where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news. It had the same impact as such other pivotal moments in history, from the attack on Pearl Harbor and President Kennedy’s assassination to Neil Armstrong’s walking on the moon.

  • Educating young constituents on the values of civic participation

    As we transition into September and children are settling into their school year routines, I am excited to participate once again in the America’s Legislators Back to School Program. Hosted by the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), the program helps legislators educate young constituents in their classrooms on the values of civic participation and the legislative process.

  • The price of a nickel

    By Hannah Wilson

  • Lifting barriers, expanding our workforce

    By Megan Stith

    Employment is the path to economic self-sufficiency, a source of dignity and the key in our fight to end poverty. Yet, at the same time our businesses are creating more and more job opportunities, many in our communities are willing and able to work but face barriers to employment.