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Today's Opinions

  • Crystal Clear

     Maybe the biggest buzz word in government circles over the past few years is “transparency.”

    Everyone on the campaign trail talks about it.

    Those in office swear by it.

    The public drinks it down like a cold, icy cola on a hot summer day.

    In the media, we talk about transparency and how we are the champions.

    In reality, not the fake world where so many tend to spend their time, transparency is no more present today than it was 100 years ago.

  • When did Harned travel to Kentucky?

     The Harned family came from England.

    The first immigrent of the Harned family to travel by vessel to America was Edward Harnett/Harned and his wife Scisllea/sysley Parrmaor arrived in Salem, Massachusetts around 1643.

    Before coming to America, Edward married his wife in 1619 when he was 21 years old.  They had a son name Edward Jr. who was born in England.  Edward died in 1658 in Salem, Massachusetts.  Edward’s wife death was unknown.

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  • Beshear Issues Alert for Military Consumer Month

     FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 6, 2018) – July is Military Consumer Month, and Attorney General Andy Beshear is warning veterans and military families to be on the lookout for the most common veteran-specific scams.

  • He should be thanked for demanding change to help kids

     On his final day in the office, Dr. Keith Davis was all packed up and ready to go.

    It is time for him to make that next stop in life.

    Eleven years has seemed like a couple of months. But he is ready to move on.

    In reality, Davis really wasn’t ready to move to his next destination. However, as he would be just the latest to learn the lesson, school systems are often the largest employers in a county and can also be the most political.

  • Division of Fire Prevention reminds Kentuckians of fireworks safety

     FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Division of Fire Prevention encourages Kentuckians to attend community events instead of celebrating with fireworks at home during this year’s Independence Day festivities.

    “Let the professionals entertain your family,” said Mike Haney, state fire marshal and director of fire prevention for the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction. “By celebrating at a public event instead of at home, you reduce the risk of injury and property damage. You may also avoid violating the law.”

  • Daughter grows up so quickly

     It finally dawned on me. My little girl was growing up.

    It was on a Tuesday afternoon. It was election day and I was taking my daughter, Amanda Jean, to the polling place for the first time.

    She was already legal to drive. But now she was legal to allow her views to be expressed on a paper ballot.

    Not only was she able to vote but she was also quickly approaching graduation day.

    You ponder what your children might become. With Amanda, that future has definitely not been determined.

  • No fees noble effort worth considering

     Maybe it was a final effort to make a difference.

    Superintendent Dr. Keith Davis recently proposed a “no fee” zone for elementary and middle school students.

    The idea was pretty simple -- students would not be required to go out and purchase school supplies for their elementary and middle school years.

    They would also not be subjected to any class fees -- with the exception of Chromebooks and some field trips.