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Today's Opinions

  • No quit in her

    Have you ever met someone who literally does not quit? 

    As in, a person who doesn’t have the “quit” gene, so to speak.

    A person who sets her mind to doing something, and she’s going to do it no matter what gets in her way. No injury, obstacle, deadline or natural disaster is going to get in the way of accomplishing her goal.

  • Meth abuse rages on

    Across most of the U.S., states are struggling to quell a worsening opiate epidemic. While this is happening, one problem continues to rage on in states across the country.  

    NBC News reported on meth with some shocking results. Not only is meth, also known as ice, crank, speed, chalk and gak, the highly addictive and damaging drug is still a huge problem throughout the US According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, in 2015 meth offenders made up the highest proportion of federal drug offenders in 27 states.  

  • What if everyone gives 5 percent?

    Imagine the difference we could make in the Marion County community if $490,000 in grants were available to our local nonprofit organizations each year. 

    In the next 10 years, nearly $196 million will transfer from one generation to the next in Marion County. That is just our piece of the $7.7 trillion transfer of wealth that will ripple through this country over the next decade. 

  • Suddenly springing into summer

    Spring is upon us in Kentucky. It is a time of celebration with Mother’s Day festivities wrapping up, graduation ceremonies and Memorial Day around the corner.

    This month is also Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and I encourage you to participate in the many events being held around the Commonwealth to raise awareness for this condition. LymeDisease.org has developed a Lyme Disease symptom checklist to help you document your exposure to Lyme Disease and common symptoms.

  • Full transparency

    In today’s political climate, government agencies should be going out of their way to be completely transparent.

    Last week, the Marion County Board of Education chose not to when they held a budget work session at noon on a Monday and chose not to record their discussion.

    I specifically asked for the work session to be recorded. 

  • Where was State Rep. Brandon Reed?

    Where was State Rep. Brandon Reed?

    There was a great crowd in Bradfordsville on May 1 for the candidates forum, standing room only.

    All the candidates were present except two, Stephanie Compton, who had a family emergency and sent her regrets. Where was State Rep. Brandon Reed? No one saw or heard a word from him, although he was invited.

  • Prom problems
  • LTADD marks 50 years of strengthening communities

    We have a great deal to be proud of in the Lincoln Trail Region. Our economy is strong. Our communities are regularly recognized on the national stage for any number of things – tops in start-ups, among the safest, a great place to do business, an ideal spot to retire, and much more.