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Today's Opinions

  • Kentucky must come together to stop human trafficking

    By ANDY BESHEAR
    Kentucky Attorney General
    “Kentucky children and other vulnerable Kentuckians are increasingly becoming victims of human trafficking – a modern-day form of labor or sex slavery.
    Human trafficking victims are coerced into submission by their abusers through many immoral means, including forced dependence on drugs, violence, threats and manipulation.
    Every year in the United States, 300,000 children are at risk of becoming trafficked and the average age of a victim is 12 to 14.

  • Check the box, join fight against hunger

    The Kentucky Hunger Initiative got off to a great start in 2016. We convened the Hunger Task Force, a group of leaders from agriculture, government, business, education, charitable organizations, and the faith community, to apply their unique skills and experiences to take on hunger in Kentucky. We held 10 regional meetings throughout the Commonwealth to study the sources of hunger, identify the unique issues that affect different regions of the Commonwealth, and take an inventory of resources that can be utilized to combat hunger in Kentucky.

  • Proposal would change formula for local road funding

    It was just a few weeks ago that we learned the 2017 legislative agenda for our cities in Kentucky from the Kentucky League of Cities. At the top of the list? A proposed change in how local road aid is distributed between rural and urban areas.

  • Trimble statistics from the Kids Count County Data Book

    Dear Readers,
    I would like to share information with you from the 2016 Kentucky Kids Count County Data Book. This is a project of Kentucky youth Advocates and the University of Louisville Kentucky State Data Center. Each county has been scored and given a child well-being ranking for comparison with other counties. These scores were assigned based upon how they scored on 16 key indicators, 4 each under 4 domains listed below:
    l Economic Security
    l Education
    l Health
    l Family and Community

  • Trimble statistics from the Kids Count County Data Book

    Dear Readers,
    I would like to share information with you from the 2016 Kentucky Kids Count County Data Book. This is a project of Kentucky youth Advocates and the University of Louisville Kentucky State Data Center. Each county has been scored and given a child well-being ranking for comparison with other counties. These scores were assigned based upon how they scored on 16 key indicators, 4 each under 4 domains listed below:
    l Economic Security
    l Education
    l Health
    l Family and Community

  • Trimble statistics from the Kids Count County Data Book

    Dear Readers,
    I would like to share information with you from the 2016 Kentucky Kids Count County Data Book. This is a project of Kentucky youth Advocates and the University of Louisville Kentucky State Data Center. Each county has been scored and given a child well-being ranking for comparison with other counties. These scores were assigned based upon how they scored on 16 key indicators, 4 each under 4 domains listed below:
    l Economic Security
    l Education
    l Health
    l Family and Community

  • Trimble statistics from the Kids Count County Data Book

    Dear Readers,
    I would like to share information with you from the 2016 Kentucky Kids Count County Data Book. This is a project of Kentucky youth Advocates and the University of Louisville Kentucky State Data Center. Each county has been scored and given a child well-being ranking for comparison with other counties. These scores were assigned based upon how they scored on 16 key indicators, 4 each under 4 domains listed below:
    l Economic Security
    l Education
    l Health
    l Family and Community

  • Kentucky Chamber applauds leadership for Right to Work legislation

    Editor:
    The Kentucky Chamber applauds Governor Bevin, Senate President Stivers and Speaker Hoover on their leadership to make right to work legislation a reality during the first week of the 2017 General Assembly and thanks all legislators who voted to ensure Kentucky is a state where business wants to locate.