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Today's Opinions

  • Butler's review of House efforts

     FRANKFORT — Public-pension reform moved closer to some sort of resolution in the House this week as the chamber approved its version of a pension overhaul bill, along with a separate bill that a majority of members say will generate necessary revenues to fund the system.

  • Greer on state pension, House activities

     We began the 2013 session with a commitment to reform the state pension system and establish a long-term dedicated funding source.  This week the House passed two measures that we believe meet those goals.

    An important point to realize is that our legislation does not raise taxes or change expanded gaming laws or lower retirement benefits for current employees and retirees.

  • Lack of Transparency in Frankfort Unfair to General Assembly, People We Serve

     FRANKFORT – Every year members of the Kentucky General Assembly descend on Frankfort to carry out the duties that our citizens expect to do.  That expectation includes making sure that the legislative process is open and transparent to all Kentuckians.

  • Sen. Paul views on School Choice, Sequester

     As Sen. Rand Paul's field representative for your county, I submit the following:

    1. An Op-Ed promoting School Choice

    America’s educational system is leaving behind anyone who starts with disadvantages, and that is wrong. Those born in poverty already face significant challenges. For those striving to climb the ladder of success, we must fix our schools.

    The question then bears asking: What is the best way? Let’s start with what we’ve tried.

  • Legislative assault on your property rights

     Again we face a decision on whether or not to ban smoking in all public places and in all places of employment in Kentucky. 

  • Kudos to the Kids

     As in anything we have positives and negatives and even a half-filled glass of water can be referred to as half-full or half-empty. I prefer half-full. I am proud to call Bullitt County my birthplace and home. We are not without challenges to improve our county and solve more than our share of problems that lay before us. 

  • A quick glance at what happens at circuit clerk’s office

     What I have realized very quickly when speaking with the Citizens of Bullitt County is that not too many people fully understand what the Circuit Clerk’s Office does. There is also some confusion as to the difference of duties between the County Clerk and the Circuit Court Clerk.

  • Safety really isn’t joking manner today

     While cartoonist Paul Coyle likes to take jabs at local officials, the concerns voiced by Shepherdsville city leaders have some validity.