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Today's Opinions

  • Elections are over... now time to move on

     Nov. 8 is behind us. Now, let the healing begin.

    With the votes being cast and the public having made its choice, it is time for a healing to take place both in our nation -- but more importatly, in our community.

    We’ll take some time to do more analysis down the road. But what is needed now is an effort to bring our community together.

    After any election, there are hard feelings. Things are said as part of campaign rhetoric. And, this year seemed to take on the personal feelings displayed at the national level.

  • KOHS reminds Thanksgiving travelers to wear a seat belt – every trip, every time

     FRANKFORT – With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining in a national effort to send Thanksgiving travelers an important lifesaving reminder to buckle up – every trip, every time. 

  • BBB Hot Topics: November 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s November 2016 Hot Topics

    1. A local business reported receiving calls of a recorded message saying they have an unpaid LG&E bill and their electricity will be cut off. The scammers ask for a payment right away, through a wire service or prepaid debit card. This is a scam.

  • Now it’s time to GO VOTE

        The time has come.
        Forget all the rhetoric.
        Forget all the direct mail pieces and the media ads.
        The time is approaching.
        Next Tuesday, it will be your time to tell everyone in the country who should be the next president.
        It will be time to elect members of the state legislature and the local council races.

  • Accountability is tough subject to fully understand

        The dictionary definition of accountability is an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.
        While this definition certainly applies (or should apply) in our politics, our families, or our churches, the word is used differently when it comes to what is known as school accountability.
        In education, school accountability revolves almost exclusively around student testing and is really a synonym of the word “rating.”

  • KSP Offers Halloween Safety Tips

     FRANKFORT – (October 28, 2016) Trick-or-treaters, parents, motorists and homeowners all play important roles in keeping Halloween safe.  The Kentucky State Police offer the following tips for a safe and enjoyable Halloween:

    FOR MOTORISTS

  • More horror movie ideas...

     Leave it to the Cynical Journalist to squeeze blood from the turnip of impossibility.

    Each year at this time we try to gather a list of potential Halloween horror movie ideas based on local or current news events.

    This year has been a momentous calendar year, one like I’ve never experienced before, mostly because I wasn’t around in the 1960s, nor the 1860s.

  • Do the right thing... make an informed vote on Nov. 8

     With election day less than two weeks away, have you ever seen a time when people just seem to not care?

    Normally, during a presidential election, turnout might exceed 70 percent. In Bullitt County, where off-year elections may hover in the 20-20 percent range, 70 percent is pretty strong.

    When the current presidential campaign started -- what seems like years ago -- there was much enthusiasm.

    In Kentucky, for the first time a Republican caucus was held and the turnout was very good.