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Today's Opinions

  • Teen Driving Week reminds us of safety needed

    Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults in the U.S.

    Here in Kentucky, statistics from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet show that drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 were involved in more than 26,000 collisions in 2008, resulting in 141 fatalities. Seventy-percent of those killed were teenagers.

    According to the National Transportation Safety Board, 16-year-old drivers are more than twice as likely to be involved in fatal crashes as older drivers.

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  • Schools can take breath, no time to relax just yet

    While all the numbers are still being assembled, it appears the school district leadership is pretty pleased with the strides made in the latest round of testing.

    While the CATS test has been put to rest, the federal No Child Left Behind remains.

    The district made a great stride when students with disabilities tested at a level where they were shy of the goal but made significant progress to be granted Safe Harbor.

    Few districts can claim to reach this level.

    But the district has too many schools which are not reaching their individual targets.

  • Trip to Asia can prove beneficial

    When Kentucky’s college basketball coaches are mired in a down year and look to build their teams for the future, they go to the proverbial ends of the earth to find prospects.

    Knowing that competition for new players is fierce, they act aggressively to sell their program and their team ee" often concentrating on areas where previous recruiting successes have built relationships with local coaches and scouts.

    State officials must employ a similar strategy in preparing Kentucky’s economy and its work force for growth and success.

  • It’s Not a Business, It’s a SCAM!

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about two companies that claim to be Louisville-based businesses, but they are actually scams. Consumers across the country are contacting the BBB of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky to inquire about these “companies.” 

     

    JC Henning

    BBB has received over 100 inquiries on JC Henning, Inc from across the country. These scammers prey on the unemployed. They have a professional looking website at www.jchenninginc.com that features a photo of the corporate

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  • Team approach needed to solve addiction issues

    Alcoholism and other addictions are treatable diseases, and when they are properly treated, those affected can lead productive, healthy lives.

    Years of scientific research and science-based treatment shows that addiction is a medical condition that should be treated like any other chronic illness.

    The 2008 expansion of the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996, which requires equal treatment for insurance coverage of mental health and addiction disorders to that for physical ailments, shows that the majority of our elected officials understand this.