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Today's Opinions

  • Sessions nears end; budget work now

     FRANKFORT – This past week was the final full week of the 2014 Regular Session, leaving only a few days remaining until this year’s 60-day session comes to a close.

    Most activity this past week in the Capitol centered around talks between House and Senate leadership to hopefully reach a compromise on a new two-year budget for the Commonwealth, and a road plan of projects in Kentucky for the next six years.

  • BBB Warns: Fake Malaysian Airline News Used as Scam Click Bait

     The world is glued to the news about the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Now, scammers are taking advantage of curiosity over the missing flight. BBB is warning, don't fall for click bait teasers promoting exclusive footage of found passengers.

    How the Scam Works:   

    You are on Facebook, and a post catches your attention. "Video of Malaysia MH370 Plane Found in Bermuda Triangle. Passengers alive," it teases. Another popular version promises: "[NEWS FLASH] Missing Plane Has Been Found!"  

  • Sometimes what is said isn’t always what you may mean

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Sometimes we just get a little confused in life.

    When the column submitted by state Rep. Russell Webber’s staff in Frankfort came through the e-mail, I was admittedly confused.

    (The column can be found here)

    The basis of the article is that local communities had road projects stricken from the governor’s new transportation plan submitted to the legislature last week.

  • Kentucky deserves better than petty partisanship

     FRANKFORT– We are nearing the end of the 2014 Regular Session, and, much like the week, before controversy hangs over the House because of procedures used to pass Kentucky’s road plan and how to pay for it.

    On Tuesday, members of the House Committee on Appropriations and Revenue received a revised version of Governor Beshear’s proposed road plan and budget less than 15 minutes before the start of the meeting, meaning legislators had only a few minutes to review a document more than 220 pages long before a vote was called.

  • Compromise appears dead in local sports

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Here we go again!

  • Vote for Robinson

     I have known Monica Meredith Robinson since she was born. To say I have been highly offended by the ads that attack her personal and professional character would be a severe understatement.

  • Beautify Brooks exit

     In regards to the article in The Pioneer News on March 31 about landscaping on exit 112 off I-65, I have a better idea. We need to get our Tourist and Convention Commission to bring their shovels to the interchange at the Brooks exit, 121.

  • Support Wooldridge

     I would like to strongly endorse John W. Wooldridge for the Office of Bullitt County Attorney in the May primary.