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Today's Opinions

  • Appreciate Layne Abell

     I sincerely appreciate Mr. Layne Abell, Bullitt County Circuit Court Clerk, for his leadership  and support in coordinating the resolution of my brother’s Mississippi driver’s license problem.

  • Don't cut CAA agencies

     President Obama is faced with a budget that is spiraling out of control and we all agree that spending has to be cut. But where and whom do we hurt in the process? The President’s recent State of the Union address specially targeted the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) as a program for which he would cut funding by 50%. Few people know what CSBG is and how sit impacts their community.

  • City correct in finding help from financial adviser

     Shepherdsville officials made the right choice on Monday night to get some professional assistance in recovering from their financial  woes.

  • COYLE'S CORNER 02/16/11

     This week Paul Coyle goes out on a limb and swears that it won't snow anymore in Bullitt county this season.

  • Medicaid budget, immigration laws headline legislative action this week

    House members spent much of this second week of February discussing two of the highest-profile bills from this short session: balancing the state’s Medicaid budget and strengthening Kentucky’s immigration laws. Weighing the merits of both pieces of legislation proved to be a daunting task, as there is no clear-cut, easy solution to either problem.

  • Rep. Linda Belcher's perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

       Although it is too soon to say what exactly will become law
    when the 2011 legislative session concludes next month, several major
    initiatives that the Kentucky House of Representatives would like to see
    on that list moved further down the road this past week.

    That includes one of the chamber's - and Governor Beshear's
    - top priorities this year: Keeping Medicaid from facing a catastrophic
    deficit in the months ahead.

  • Senate introduces bills on energy, election matters

     This week the Senate focused on promoting energy and election legislation that did not make it into law during last year’s session of the General Assembly, as well as introducing new legislation focusing on horse racing, child care safety, and the state pension system.

  • Rep. Jeff Greer talks about busy 2011 General Assembly

     The pace has picked up significantly as we worked through the second week of the 2011 session. Hot topic legislation was discussed and passed through the House of Representatives, rallies advocating causes were held on the Capitol steps and in the Rotunda, and my colleagues and I hurried from committee obligations and meetings with constituents, staff and individuals, students and groups from my district.

    The House passed several bills that have been at the top of our agenda for this session.