Today's Opinions

  • Watch carbon monoxide levels

    FRANKFORT– As outdoor winter temperatures drop and the risk for carbon monoxide poisoning increases, Kentuckians are urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning due to improper use of heating or cooking devices.

  • Will Success come from Mandatory School Attendance?

     Every parent wants their children to succeed in life.  Early on, parents can help by making sure that their child can read.  And they need to keep them in school.  This is the parent's responsibility, but some in Frankfort want to take that responsibility away from them by mandating school attendance until they're 18 years old. 

  • A legislative perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly with Rep. Linda Belcher

    When the General Assembly began the legislative session last month, there was already broad agreement on what the three biggest issues would be: Writing state government’s budget; realigning legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court districts; and limiting if not stopping prescription drug abuse.

    Last week, the latter two took center stage.

  • Rep. Jeff Greer on redistricting

  • Redistricting issues reviewed

      Redistricting took another turn this week when the judge returned his opinion disagreeing with our plan and directing members of the Kentucky General Assembly to run in our old districts.

  • Choices and consequences in education

     Unless you have a large trust fund or have won a big lottery jackpot, you know what it means to make economic choices.  Do you buy these shoes, or do you buy those groceries? Do you get the data plan at $25/month or stick with text messages and put $25 a month away for a college fund for your baby (which could add up to about $8,500 by graduation day).

  • Think before you zone

     The Shepherdsville City Council will be considering rezoning the fields at the junction of Highways 245 and 61 such that a huge warehouse can be built.

    This is a mostly residential area. Is this what you want? Please write the Shepherdsville City Council that your voice may be heard.

    Here is my letter (sent to each councilmember individually):

    I am writing to ask you to consider these points when making a decision about zoning the property at 245 and 61 heavy industrial and to allow a 2million square foot warehouse.

  • Time now to put gaming issue on the ballot in fall

     Forget all the politcal talk. Forget all the special interest involvement. It is time to put the issue on whether Kentucky should have gambling on the general election ballot.