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Today's Opinions

  • Bridge over river would be helpful

     A bridge over the Salt River may come long before the widening of Highway 44.

  • COYLE'S CORNER 03/21/12

     This week Paul Coyle takes a look at the issue of Fiscal Court saying that they need money to meet their budget.

  • Licensing boards and requirements: beneficial or counter productive

    When you want a license to practice, say, cosmetology, you need the permission of the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists.

    Without a license issued by them, you can't teach cosmetology, own a business that teaches it, become an apprentice in cosmetology, or operate a beauty salon.  Same thing applies to nail technicians.  Why?  Consumer protection.  You can hurt someone using chemicals, or operate your salon in unsanitary conditions that could make someone ill.

  • Protect yourself from fraud

    Kentuckians have lost a lot as a result of the March 2 tornadoes. As those hit the hardest begin to piece together their lives and rebuild, they should be on the lookout for those who may want to prey on their misfortune. Many times, after an area has been hit by a natural disaster, it will see an influx of scam artists and fly-by-night contractors.

  • Road projects exciting for county

    FRANKFORT Most legislation that the General Assembly passes each year falls in one of two categories: It either protects, or it promotes.

    That was especially evident this past week in the Kentucky House of Representatives, which voted for bills that range from further limiting abuse of our youngest and oldest citizens to helping more students in the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky get their four-year college degree.

  • Sen. Hornback’s Frankfort recap

    FRANKFORT – The Senate had a full week of legislation and committee meetings, in addition to logging in long hours working on the state’s biannual budget. With 10 days remaining, you will see a flurry of bills voted through the chambers and updates on the budget and state’s road plan these last few working days.

    This week, the Senate considered and approved many important measures. Two in particular propose constitutional amendments.

  • There is much work to be done in the General Assembly

    The Capitol becomes a gathering place each day for thousands of Kentuckians who want to be heard. Teachers, veterans, farmers and students alike all come to share their hopes and dreams for a better Kentucky. For Kentuckians the problems are many, the solutions complicated and the financial resources scarce. Like you, I understand that government can’t solve every problem but we can and must do certain things.

  • Butler discusses recent House Bills

     The Capitol becomes a gathering place each day for thousands of Kentuckians who want to be heard. Teachers, veterans, farmers and students alike all come to share their hopes and dreams for a better Kentucky.

    For Kentuckians the problems are many, the solutions complicated and the financial resources scarce. Like you, I understand that government can’t solve every problem but we can and must do certain things.