Today's Opinions

  • Legislative session brought major wins for Kentucky agriculture

     The 2019 session of the Kentucky General Assembly has concluded, with monumental accomplishments for school safety, the pro-life movement, and many other policy areas. Agriculture was likewise near the top of the list, as we took action to empower young farmers and level the playing field for our cattlemen in an age of newer, emerging technology.

  • Kentucky farmers adapt

     We have lived it here in the Bluegrass. The pioneers first raised corn as the cash crop, tobacco is king, Hereford and angus, soybeans are the future, no till corn and fish farming all emerged to meet a market. The 20th century farms had numerous plants and animals to make ends meet, maintaining a special way of life. If anything, Kentucky farmers have had to be creative, adaptive and even become risk takers.

  • Letter to The Editor

     Help keep our mail carriers safe

    Did anyone bite you at work today?

    On average, nearly 15 mail carriers per day will say, “Yes.”

    Postal Service officials report that in 2018, 5,714 letter carriers experienced dog bites or dog attacks. With deliveries every day, including Sundays and holidays, carriers continue to experience dog bits in urban, suburban and rural settings.

    Dog attacks and bites are 100 percent preventable when dog owners remain vigilant and properly restrain their dogs.

  • Growing manufacturer finds new ways to recruit young talent

     Any manufacturing executive will tell you that talent recruitment is a top driver for remaining competitive, and attracting bright young employees is certainly part of the mix. At the same time, our communities and the Lincoln Trail region collectively must find new ways to retain our region’s young talent so that we can develop the workforce our businesses need to grow. 

  • Pro-life bills pass easily through legislature

     The 2019 Regular Session has come and gone and I will be using my legislative update over the next few weeks to report on some of our session accomplishments. While we addressed many pressing matters, I think one of the most important by far was preserving the sanctity of life through pro-life legislation. I am proud to report that four pro-life bills have been signed into law by the Governor.

  • Nurture success, don’t close it down

    By David Ford

  • Work in Frankfort continues

    After 30 productive legislative days in Frankfort, the Kentucky General Assembly is bidding farewell to the 153rd Regular Session.

  • The socialist label is propaganda

     By Kris O’Daniel


    On the surface it’s a contradiction that the U.S. super power reacts with fear of an illusion: Portrayal of the Scandinavian model as socialism.  

    Getting facts correct is not important to the creators of scare-tactics. Creating fear is.

    Fear has become a popular tool used to influence the many under-exposed communities throughout the U.S. But worse, it highlights the disconnect in the U.S. and weakens democracy.