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Today's Opinions

  • Snow again causes headaches in Frankfort

     Another major snowstorm rolls through the Commonwealth again this past week, forcing us to yet again cancel session days due to the treacherous road conditions and power outages at the Capitol. 

    With fewer days remaining before the 2015 Regular Session is scheduled to end on March 24th, much of our focus will be on the major bills of this session.

  • Back to Frankfort meant busy week in session

     Returning to legislative duties in earnest last week, we addressed many key concerns in the House of Representatives, including shoring up teachers’ retirement, protecting our children against Internet intruders and increasing educational advancement for our veterans.

    It’s been a busy week, in one of the most active annual sessions on record in terms of the number of bills filed, but one that’s produced many possibilities for positive change.

  • House heading down the home stretch

     FRANKFORT -- Even though the snow and ice played havoc with the House, causing us to cancel meeting the previous week, we got back to work and passed several major bills for the 2015 Regular Session.

    One of the bills we debated in the House was a proposal to bond $3.3 billion for our teachers’ retirement system.

    While it is important we make sure the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System is solvent, I believe House Bill 4 is the wrong approach.

  • Support education

     Thank you for the article you published on the Portable Planetarium at Maryville Elementary School. 

    Kaet Barron submitted the grant that was funded

    by the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education. This is just one fine example of the invocative ideas our teachers have that was funded by this Foundation.

  • Snowy week results in productive week at home

     We started the week of February 16 with the record-breaking snow levels in some parts of the state, and it ended with record low temperatures in others.

    In between, we endured more snow and saw the emergency workers and road crews of the state working hard to keep us safe. 

    With 100 Representatives covering all corners of the state, and the state police and transportation officials encouraging motorists to stay off the roads, House Leadership exercised caution and delayed legislative proceedings for the House of Representatives. 

  • Meat-free in Lent is healthy, too

     This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.

    But meat-free Lent is much more than a symbol of religious devotion to  Christ. It helps reduce the risk of chronic disease, environmental degradation, and animal abuse.

  • No rentals in subdivision

     I live in The Pointe subdivision and do not agree that homes should be rented or leased in our subdivision.

    Ronnie Durbin

    Shepherdsville

  • Commend medical, fire employees

     My husband, my sisters and I want to commend the personnel at Jewish South Medical Center, Bullitt County EMS, 911 Dispatch and Zoneton Fire Department for their professionalism over the last several months in responding to many 911 calls for my brother.

    The care and concern they gave my brother who ultimately passed away on Jan. 20, 2015, at Jewish South was comforting at such a traumatic time.

    They did everything possible to save him and support the family.