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Today's Opinions

  • Report card reviewed for Trimble Public Schools

    The 2016-17 school year is a transition period away from the Unbridled Learning Accountability Model to a new accountability, model. The new model is expected to be in to be in effect in the 20117-18 school year.

    Schools, District and State did NOT receive:
    An overall score (combining Learners and PR-
    (Program review)
    Component scores (Learners and PR individually)
    Classifications of labels
    Schools, District and State DID receive:

  • Beshear: We must not be silent about domestic violence

    The rate of domestic related violence in Kentucky is higher than the national average.
    According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, in the United States, more than 27 percent of women and 11 percent of men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner.
    In Kentucky, more than 37 percent of women and 31 percent of men are affected by this violence in their lifetime. It is a very real possibility that your neighbor, co-worker or extended family member is in danger right now.

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Each fall, just a few weeks before Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins in October, many of the nation’s programs that serve those who have been battered or abused take a real-time census of their work over a 24-hour period. By focusing on an otherwise normal day, we can better see the tragic reach of one of society’s most enduring problems.

  • ‘A moment for national mourning and prayer’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the terrible tragedy that took place last night in Las Vegas, NV:

  • Court Strikes Down Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law

    Editor:
    Kentucky’s ultrasound law has been struck down. While legal challenges to abortion laws are not surprising, U.S. District Judge David Hale’s reasoning was. He said the law that forces abortionists to provide a sonogram to women seeking an abortion violated the “First Amendment rights of physicians.”

  • General Assembly seeks ways to curb drug proliferation

    In many ways, it is impossible to calculate the true cost of the drug epidemic that has grown exponentially since the turn of the century.

  • 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.