Today's Opinions

  • The silent workforce
  • Don’t throw grass clippings on the road

    Please, people, do not throw grass clippings on the road. This can make the road very slippery and dangerous, especially to motorcycles and bicycles.


    Mary Ann Ohsol


  • Tobacco settlement funds good for county

    The state budget passed by the General Assembly provides significant support for the farm community, specifically for agricultural development in our rural areas.

    Building up Kentucky’s rural economy is critically important, especially at a time when many of our young people are migrating to urban areas for economic opportunity. We need to make strong investments in local agriculture in order to promote rural economic opportunity.

  • Beware of phone scams, don’t be the next victim

    The heat of summer is upon us as we wrap up graduations, prepare children for summer camps, and get ready for vacations. I am proud of the many successful graduates we have here in the 14th Senate District, and I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
    With the summer and time spent at home, however, comes a series of potential threats to public safety. Recently, I have heard of an uptick in scams, especially phone scams that attack our elderly.

  • Honesty: A hard pill to swallow

    I try my hardest to be a very honest person. No one wants honesty, that is a fact, but everyone needs it. Let me unpack that further for you: No one wants honesty, they want to hear/see/receive what they expect in their heads, they aren’t training their ears to hear something different than what they have picked out in their minds already, and that’s why honesty is such a hard pill to swallow.

  • Workforce Summit’s goal: Improving labor participation
  • CES kids are worth it

    My two youngest children attend Calvary Elementary. We purchased our house BECAUSE they would be attending CES. We voted for the recallable nickel because we were promised some of the funds would be used for improvements at Calvary. Now we find out the LPC has decided to push us to the bottom of the priority list because there aren't enough kids that attend? Perhaps it's 

  • Stand by your word

    “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.” – Brian Tracy


    Sometimes our very own words can come back to bite us.

    Especially when they are in print, in black and white, in the newspaper.

    I was reminded of this within the past week while I was writing the news story about the Local Planning Committee’s recent meeting (which starts on page A2).