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Today's Opinions

  • 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. 

  • Students have choice of reaching greatness

     One of my favorite leadership researchers is Jim Collins, who wrote a classic business book called Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t.

    In that book, you can find the following sentence: “Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.

    This can be applied to far more than making a business successful.

  • Thanks for agencies for their help in time of need

     A wild week to say the least.

    First, you get the snow and the cold.

    That is always a situation of chaos.

    Then, fire strikes the back portion of our business.

    The important part of the incident is that no one was hurt.

    The inventory and the building structure can be replaced. Lives can’t.

  • Thanks for agencies for their help in time of need

     A wild week to say the least.

    First, you get the snow and the cold.

    That is always a situation of chaos.

    Then, fire strikes the back portion of our business.

    The important part of the incident is that no one was hurt.

    The inventory and the building structure can be replaced. Lives can’t.

  • Thanks for agencies for their help in time of need

     A wild week to say the least.

    First, you get the snow and the cold.

    That is always a situation of chaos.

    Then, fire strikes the back portion of our business.

    The important part of the incident is that no one was hurt.

    The inventory and the building structure can be replaced. Lives can’t.