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Today's Opinions

  • Council to vote again on Sunday sales

    You don’t often have a second bite at the apple.

    But that apple could be sweet or it could be bitter.

    Members of the Shepherdsville City Council will have a second opportunity to determine whether liquor sales should be allowed by the drink on Sundays.

    This is the second vote on the measure in the past six months.

    In July, the council deadlocked at 3-3 and Mayor Sherman Tinnell broke the die to defeat the proposal to allow Sunday sales.

    The second vote on the same evening to allow Sunday sales at licensed golf courses met the same fate.

  • Drinking age debate often ignores facts

    Recently, the issue of lowering the drinking age has received significant media attention.

    A group called Choose Responsibility has enlisted over 100 university and college presidents to sign on in support of a debate on the merits of the 21-year-old drinking age.

    For thousands of public health professionals, researchers and community and youth advocates, this announcement, dubbed the Amethyst Initiative, is troubling.

    Many of the arguments seem quite rational.

    If one can fight for his country, why not be able to drink a beer?

  • Heat aid requests now taken in area

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency has begun the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP),  through December 12, 2008 in an effort to assist low-income residents with high utility bills. LIHEAP is a statewide initiative sponsored by Community Action Kentucky, in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).

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  • Many major issues for General Assembly

    FRANKFORT – In less than seven weeks, the General Assembly will meet for what will be the fifth odd-year regular session since voters made them possible in 2000.

    During those 30 legislative days, the first five of which are dedicated to administrative matters like electing House and Senate leaders, legislators will consider dozens of issues.  Earlier this month, the General Assembly’s administrative arm, known as the Legislative Research Commission, issued its annual report on what some of those might include.

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  • HOLIDAYS: NOVEMBER 2008
  • Local students to be part of state issues conference

    4-H is a community of young people across America that learns leadership, citizenship and life skills.

    For the past two decades, Kentucky 4-H has given youths an opportunity to attend a four-day “Issues Conference” to develop such skills.

    This year’s 4-H Issues Conference will be Nov. 20-23 at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center in Jabez.