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Today's Opinions

  • Campaign launched against distracted driving

     In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign. 

  • Want to pay more taxes?

     What do you think of tax increases? Not inflationary increases but the kind of increase that is applied to fund pet projects, or worse, gross malpractice by leaders.

    Not good? OK, we agree.

    Government should be kept in check. That concept has no party. If you look real hard at what Frankfort is doing on the tax front, you will learn that in 2014 your government gave cities, counties, and most other taxing entities, a blank check. They took the ceiling off the insurance tax. The vote was almost unanimous.

  • Need some advice?

     I read with interest today about the Mayor and councils decision concerning the Shepherdsville Community Center. It saddens me that there cannot be any  better decisions made for the benefit of our community. 

    Perhaps at some point  everyone forgot that it is a “community” center and not just a building.  Sweat, hard work and private monies went into creating a place for everyone to utilize. 

  • April is National Safe Digging Month

     LEXINGTON – As warmer weather gives way to outdoor projects that call for digging into the ground, Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company urge area residents to remember three crucial numbers: 8-1-1.

  • April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

     FRANKFORT – In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign.

  • Some misconceptions about charter schools

     As many of you know, in this past legislative session, we have taken significant action to reform education in Kentucky.

    Regardless of all of the hyperbole, our reforms will go a long way in providing better educational opportunities for some of the students in our state who so desperately need it.

    The Governor recently signed House Bill 520 into law, making Kentucky the 44th state to allow for the establishment of charter schools.

  • Fire safety while turkey hunting

     FRANKFORT - With the start of youth spring turkey hunting season less than a week away, the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is urging hunters carrying on the state's rich hunting traditions to be especially careful during Spring Forest Fire Season.

    KDF offers the following tips for a wildfire-safe hunting experience.

    · BE CAREFUL WITH ALL FIRES: Whether a campfire, gas lantern, cook stove, barbecue, etc., all can quickly start fires in dry forests.

  • House reaching session’s home stretch

     FRANKFORT – We are in the final stretch of the Regular Session and the House has been hard at work to better Kentucky. 

    We passed a variety of measures as of late that will expand educational choice in Kentucky, reform our legal system, and positively benefit our area.