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Today's Opinions

  • What happened to William Brashear?
  • Clear focus on public safety this session

      As we bear down on the end of the 2018 Regular Session, it’s become crunch time in Frankfort. This week has seen many bills pass both the full House and House Committees, but there has been a clear focus on public safety and the brave Kentuckians who dedicate their lives to protecting us each and every day. 

  • Few bills have completed journey this session

      FRANKFORT -- Since the budget and pensions are what we hear about almost daily, it is certainly understandable if the public thinks that is what this year’s legislative session is all about.

    While the fate of those bills is what will ultimately be remembered most from the General Assembly’s time in the Capitol this year, that shouldn’t overshadow the many other important issues that the House and Senate are also considering.

  • Busy times as budget tops discussions

     FRANKFORT -- After being sworn in last week, I am hard at work in Frankfort, filing two bills and co-sponsoring others that I feel will improve our county and Commonwealth. I also made sure we were represented on voting for the state budget.

    When Governor Bevin presented his proposal to the General Assembly in late January, it quickly became clear that his proposed cuts to education would be too much for our schools to handle.

  • State offers advice on dealing with flood waters, cleanup

     FRANKFORT - The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reminds Kentuckians to follow safety guidelines in the wake of severe flooding and water run-off throughout the state.

    The following precautions are recommended by DPH:

    Flood Waters

  • BBB warns of storm chasers

     LOUISVILLE – The recent damage done by floods in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana brings out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors who take advantage of those who have already been victimized.

    As a follow up, your local Better Business Bureau is warning local residents affected by the recent flooding to beware of storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting business.

  • Get your boots on... election time soon to kick into gear

     What is the worst time that rolls around every two years?

    Election time.

    For those who love the political game, it is great.

    However, for those who hate to read and hear about the campaigns and those running for office, it can be awful.

    And, it is this negative tone that drives many people away from the political system.

    While this is being written well before the polls closed for the special election in the 49th District, we would guess that turnout would be 10 percent or less.

  • BBB: Online romance scams coaxing millions out of unsuspecting victims

     A study released by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) reveals an estimated 1 million Americans have been victimized in romance fraud scams with losses nearing $1 billion over the last three years. BBB warns those who use dating websites to be wary of scammers who prey on unsuspecting victims.