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Today's Opinions

  • We can all take a stand to end hunger

    The Kentucky Standard
    When was the last time you were hungry?
    Not just, “I shouldn’t have skipped breakfast,” “I might need to take an early lunch,” “Maybe a bedtime snack is a good idea,” hungry, but really, really hungry.
    When was the last time you didn’t know when you’d be able to have your next meal? When was the last time you went to bed hungry and knew that hunger would still be there in the morning and you had no way to make it go away?

  • Fall is celebrated with numerous festivals in state

    Fall may technically have begun last Friday, but it could be argued that it really began several weeks ago, when many communities began hosting a wide array of festivals popular during this time of year.
    There certainly is no shortage of themes, with some events centered on such well-known staples as apples, chicken, country ham, bourbon and tobacco.  Other gatherings, however, feature products that may seem obscure to those not from the region.

  • Grace in the storm

    I’ve started this column at least a dozen times today, and there are a dozen wadded up pieces of paper in my trash can.
    How do I even begin to put into words the events of this past week? My heart overflows with awe and gratitude -- and shame that I had doubted the love and kindness of God my Father.
    So, I guess I’ll begin with my confession: In the days leading up to the arrival of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, even though God said, “Fear not,” I feared.

  • Ky. public pension system needs proven reform

    States have a hard time making changes to their public pension systems. That’s because public pensions in nearly all states -- 41, as of 2014 -- are contractual obligations that the courts have ruled must be met.  

  • Bunco Bash a success thanks to sponsors and participants

    Dear Editor,
    We recently held the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life 25th Birthday Bunco Bash! It was a fundraiser as well as an awareness raiser for the Kentucky Organ Donor Program. It was a fabulous evening of Bunco, winning prizes, and education about the importance of the Kentucky Organ Donor Program. With the combined generosity of our sponsors and participants we raised $1000! It was a wonderful success!

  • Harvey unites a divided nation

    By John Shindlebower
    Spencer Magnet

    A relatively small group of hate-filled people protesting and fighting in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month showed what sharp division can do to a nation.

    Meanwhile, a much larger group of Americans in Texas, of various political backgrounds, skin tones and social status, are banding together this very moment to help each other out in the wake of devastating flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

  • Nation is greater when we stand as 1

    It was shortly before 9 a.m. that most Americans knew something was wrong that bright fall day 16 years ago.
    Regular TV programming ended abruptly nationwide as video of smoke pouring out of a tower of the World Trade Center in New York City dominated broadcasts. A commercial airliner had hit the tower in what was at first thought to be an accident. When a second plane hit the second tower at 9:03 a.m., America’s worst fears were confirmed: The crashes weren’t accidents. The planes had been hijacked.
    The U.S. was under a terrorist attack.

  • Board considers 7 options in levying general fund tax

     “The only thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”
                     ---Harper Lee

    Dear Readers,