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Today's Opinions

  • Be ready to roll when practice starts

     You need that form filled out and signed for your child to play sports, so you dash off to the local retail clinic. Sound familiar? Probably too familiar, according to Drew Duerson, M.D.

  • State officials work together to prevent Zika Virus

      FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working with Kentucky Fish & Wildlife and State Parks to inform residents about the risks of exposure to the Zika virus through mosquito bites and how to stay safe in the outdoors throughout the spring and summer season.

  • State fire marshal advises Kentuckians to celebrate Independence Day at community events

     FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention and the state fire marshal encourage Kentuckians to attend community celebrations instead of celebrating with fireworks at home.

    “Using fireworks at home risks injury and property damage and may also violate local ordinances,” said state Fire Marshal Mike Haney. “I recommend that families attend local festivities instead of celebrating with fireworks at home. Let the professionals entertain your family.

  • Bevin Unveils Proposal for Medicaid Transformation

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2016) – Gov. Matt Bevin today presented “Kentucky HEALTH”, a comprehensive plan to transform Kentucky’s Medicaid program, empowering individuals to improve their health and well-being while simultaneously ensuring Medicaid’s long-term fiscal sustainability in the Commonwealth. 

  • Thank You, Nick

     Nick Simon left us too soon.

    He left us before everyone had an opportunity to thank him and his company one last time.

    Simon died on Friday. It was a shock to our system.

    Our first task should be to send prayers to his family and to his extended family at Publishers Printing.

    Our next mission should be to say thank you to a man who was generous beyond belief.

    Frank Simon started the tradition of giving to the community when the printing company was moved to Shepherdsville years ago.

  • Interim work will keep us busy

     The 2016 legislative Session is finished! Now it’s time to continue to work here at home and to take care of some of the issues/projects that need to be done or are still pending.

    The construction for Highway 61 is moving along and the turning lane/light for Bell’s Mill is almost finished. The work on the turning lane/light by Pleasant Grove Elementary school should be started soon.

    State road signs are being put in place signal lights are being adjusted.

  • Congrats to all the graduates

      It is that time each year that we congratulate another group of young adults who will be taking their next step in life.

    Roughly 900 students will walk the line this weekend as graduation ceremonies are held at Broadbent Arena.

    Never have our young adults been better prepared to take that next step.

  • BBB offers ten giving tips on Orlando tragedy

      In the wake of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, the BBB Serving Central Florida and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, the national charity monitoring arm of the Better Business Bureau, caution donors about potential red flags in fund raising to help Orlando victims and their families, and to be aware of the different circumstances that often emerge in tragedy-related philanthropy.