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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Mettle’ of honor for Jesse

     Little Jesse Schoot, when just a tot,

    Didn’t know he had drawn a tough lot.

    Not understanding the challenges, it brought

    We watched as he fought and fought.

    Like the strongest Auto-Bot.

    We prayed for a cure so desperately wrought.

    And along the way, special things all of us he taught.

    We watched with hope for the years his star shined hot.

    Suddenly to discover it was all for naught.

    Now our eyes drop wet dots,

    Our hearts heavy with bittersweet thoughts.

  • 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.

  • Vote David Strange

     Recently, I read a letter from a candidate that highly impressed me. David Strange is running as an independent for the Fourth District Magistrate seat. 

    This is the most honest, heartfelt letter from a candidate that I have seen (located on Strange’s Facebook page). 

    He has long been our “unofficial” county historian and has a wealth of knowledge about the county and provided community service for years. He is a long-time county resident of over 40 years, yet is not part of any “good old boy” network.