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Today's Opinions

  • Bro. Gerald Armstrong

     One thing comes to my mind. We need prayers for people that know the Lord Jesus. They’ve been born again (saved) by His blood on the cross of Calvary. Luke 13:5 Romans 10:9-10,13

    That our government will be run by Bible principles. The KJV is the only true Bible of God’s word.

    In 1937 in Owensboro, Ky., was the last hanging for murder. Numbers 35:15-17

  • PSC advises caution during winter storm

     FRANKFORT – In anticipation of possible electric outages during a coming winter storm, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is urging residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.

    A major storm is expected to bring heavy snow across much of Kentucky, with significant ice accumulations also possible in the southern part of the state. The wintry precipitation, accompanied by strong winds, could bring down trees, limbs and power lines.

  • Felony expungements studied

     While our main responsibility this 60-day session rests with creating the state’s next two-year spending plan, each meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly brings with it a vigorous discussion of issues, both old and new. This 2016 session is no exception.

    For almost 15 years, the legislature has considered expungement legislation. Often, what begins as a youthful mistake for these individuals becomes a life sentence as opportunities for employment, education and housing disappear with the acknowledgement of a past felony conviction.

  • Politics aside, fiscal court has two major decisions

     Bullitt Fiscal Court members have two very big decisions on their plates for early 2016.

    One has garnered much publicity and the other not as much.

    First, the county must make a decision on the future of its public pool system.

    Managed under contract by the Bullitt County Family YMCA, the pool at Bullitt Central has repairs of around $200,000. If they are not done, the pool will not open.

    That news hit the public in November, three months after county officials were apparently notified.

  • MW leaders take refreshing action in zoning request

     Kudos to the Mount Washington City Council.

    Is the reason for a pat on the back for something monumental? No.

    We commend the council for taking the people of the community to heart before making a decision.

    The most personal of decisions any govenrmental agency may make is a zoning request.

    Many affect few. Some affect many.

  • Snow day decisions are no fun

     Among the several responsibilities that the Board of Education  has delegated to me as BCPS superintendent is the decision to close school when necessary for student safety. 

    At any meeting of state superintendents, especially during the winter months, the topic of school closings and the lamenting of the no-win nature of the decision in many -- if not most -- cases when the decision has to be made is a regular topic of conversations in the hallways. 

  • Thank school board members

     Changes are coming in K-12 education at the national level with passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, with the potential for more change at the state level at a time when the Commonwealth’s new budget will be squeezed.

  • Many big issues for legislators to tackle in ‘16

     I hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas season and a happy New Year. 

    A new year also means a new legislative session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Tuesday, January 5, marked the beginning of a 60-day session that will run through mid-April. In this session, we hope to address the numerous important issues facing our state, keeping the common theme of creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families.