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Today's Opinions

  • Interim Joint Committees are busy at work

    Summer is winding down and kids are heading back to school, but the members of the Kentucky General Assembly are still working on your behalf in Frankfort attending Interim Joint Committees. These committees bring together members of the Kentucky House and Senate to collaborate on policy ideas and discuss bills for future sessions. The interim is also a time for us, the members of the General Assembly, to hear from different offices and branches of government to keep them accountable to you, the taxpayer.

  • Letters to the editor - Aug. 23, 2017

    Masterson continues to support Loretto Child Care Center

  • An open letter to Governor Matt Bevin

    Gov. Bevin,

    In 2015, you wrote an email to a reporter who was working for WAVE 3 applauding the decision by then-South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to remove the Confederate battle flag from The Palmetto State’s capitol grounds.
    In that email, you wrote, “... I think it would be equally appropriate for Kentucky to remove the Jefferson Davis statue from our capitol. It is important never to forget our history, but parts of our history are more appropriately displayed in museums, not on government property.”
    What happened to you?

  • We can’t go backward

    Sometimes, I think my son has a sixth sense.
    A couple of weeks ago – before groups of white supremacists held violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia – my son asked me to order a special t-shirt for him.
    My 11-year-old has suddenly become very interested in his wardrobe, and I assumed the t-shirt he wanted was going to be one promoting Nike, Steph Curry or some other athletic company, person or product.
    But, I was very wrong.
    The simple black t-shirt had the following question printed on the front:

  • Correction

    In last week’s news story regarding Andrew Lanham being sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing US Bank in Loretto, it stated that court documents stated that Lanham had been violating the law since the age of 16. Actually, that is incorrect.
    The document actually said that Lanham had been working since the age of 16. We regret the mistake. Publisher Stevie Lowery misread the judge’s handwriting, and she apologizes to the Lanham family for the mistake. It completely was unintentional.
     

  • Immigration laws should factor in compassion and families

    The Kentucky Standard

    Most Americans would likely agree that federal laws and policies should not harm families.
    But that is exactly what is taking place with the federal government’s emphasis on deporting undocumented immigrants, as illustrated by a Bardstown man’s forced removal to Mexico late last month.

  • Letter to the editor - Marion County is a special spot

    Recently the descendants of Joseph Wayne and Amelia Bradshaw Wayne gathered in Marion County from coast to coast. Wanting to reconnect to their family history, we toured Ryder and Calvary cemeteries, the homes at Shuck and Mulberry in Lebanon and the Bradshaw farm off Three Pines Road along the Rolling Fork River. The farm is now owned by Alan Corbett.

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act helps young adults pay for training, tuition

    By Terri Thomas

    So many young adults have sincere interests in developing the skills they need to start a career in one of our region’s thriving industries. Too often, though, these job seekers are discouraged because they don’t think they can afford the training needed to qualify for high paying, in-demand jobs.