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Today's Opinions

  • Pension bill big mistake

     FRANKFORT -- Of all the facts and figures surrounding the public-pension debate, two speak volumes about what happened last Thursday at the Capitol: nine and 291.

    The first is about how many hours it took for House and Senate leaders to publicly unveil their plan to reform the state’s public retirement systems and then steamroll it through both chambers.

  • BBB Hot Topics: April 2018

     Take a look at BBB’s hot topics for April 2018!

     

  • Governor, come watch teachers in action

     Dear Gov. Matt Bevin:

    In response to your recent interview, I would like to formally invite you to observe the teachers at Bullitt Central High School to personally witness just how “selfish and short-sighted” they really are.

    If you get here early enough (and I mean EARLY!), you will see the following: 

    *Teachers getting here before their contractual work day begins to meet with students that have been absent or are perhaps just “not quite getting it”;

  • Has country gone beyond ability to talk?

     Much has been made about protests recently.

    Whether it is those fighting for their pensions or whether it is those fighting for a sense of security in the schools, the media has had plenty of protests to cover.

    The question is a simple one -- have partisan politics, stupid comments, social media and lobby groups resulted in causing the leaders of this country and state to no longer be able to sit down and talk?

    It seems that all of the above is true. We no longer have folks who can sit down and talk to opposing groups. 

  • What happened to William Brashear?
  • It Happened in MARCH

         We will be looking back 25, 50, 75, and 100 years to see what was being printed in The Pioneer News in 1993, 1968, 1943, and 1918 in the month of March.

     

    1993 - 25 Years Ago.

    After a late snow, young Johnny Laun was pictured shoveling snow off a Buckman Street sidewalk.

  • Clear focus on public safety this session

      As we bear down on the end of the 2018 Regular Session, it’s become crunch time in Frankfort. This week has seen many bills pass both the full House and House Committees, but there has been a clear focus on public safety and the brave Kentuckians who dedicate their lives to protecting us each and every day. 

  • Few bills have completed journey this session

      FRANKFORT -- Since the budget and pensions are what we hear about almost daily, it is certainly understandable if the public thinks that is what this year’s legislative session is all about.

    While the fate of those bills is what will ultimately be remembered most from the General Assembly’s time in the Capitol this year, that shouldn’t overshadow the many other important issues that the House and Senate are also considering.