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Today's Opinions

  • Candidate Stephen Emery seeks support in family court judge race

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  • Teacher supports school tax vote

    Editor:
    If I remember correctly, it went something like... “I want the truth!” (Tom Cruise) “You can’t handle the truth!” (Jack Nicholson) and so on. If I’m wrong, you can always Youtube it, I’m sure it’s there. But you get the gist, Right? So what am I talking about? Of course, that oh, so controversial Nickel Tax, and that looming question on whether or not I should support my county’s children.

  • Henry voter likes Michael Pate for judge

    Editor:
    Tuesday we will be asked to vote for Family Court Judge for the 12th Judicial Circuit District (Henry, Oldham, and Trimble Counties).
    I know firsthand what it is like to stand in family court. I’ve been there.
    I know how important it is to have a Judge who has integrity and a heart for families, a Judge who has the experience and knows family law, someone who has the temperament to rule impartially based on those laws, someone honest and forthright.
    Unfortunately, one candidate has made misleading statements during the campaign. 

  • Oldham resident encourages vote for Michael Pate

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  • A dangerous duck

    The phrase “lame duck” was first used in London in the 18th century.  It was slang for a stockbroker who could not pay off his debts.  In this country, it was later used to describe a politician who has lost re-election or is not running again, but who stays in office for the remainder of his term.  In fact, President Lincoln was one of the first to use the term here in the United States, when he said, “a senator or representative out of business is a sort of lame duck.  He has to be provided for.”

  • Legislation aimed at prevention of child abuse studied

    The start of the 2017 legislative session is still a couple of months away, but the groundwork for what hopefully will become one of its most significant laws began last week.
    It kicked off with the first meeting of the House Task Force on Child Abuse and Exploitation Prevention, which House Speaker Greg Stumbo authorized earlier this fall to see what more we can do to protect children, whether they are at home, on the playground, at camp or school or anywhere in-between.

  • For the nickel tax

    Editor:
    For—is part of the word FORWARD. That word is dynamic and directional. It shows bearing. It has relational context to where you are now. It points to progress. It suggests advocacy. It means CHANGE. Our current Trimble County High and Middle Schools are antiquated. The block and brick facilities are younger than I am in years, but as learning places for today they are ancient; our teaching methods and learning processes have left them behind.

  • Taxed too much

    Editor:
    If the Trimble County High School needs so many repairs, then why didn’t they do the repairs instead of building big expensive fields? Seems like repairing the building would be more important.
    As Rick Rand pointed out, there is no guarantee that the state will give up any matching funds. If they do not, then we property owners are saddled with additional taxes for the next 20 years.
    Presently over 60 percent of our property tax is school tax, plus we have school tax on personal property, our phone bills and our electric bills. Enough!