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Today's Opinions

  • Fourth of July and the liberty we fight to preserve

    As it has for nearly two-and-a-half centuries, our nation will pause on Monday to celebrate its “birth” day, commemorating a time 240 years ago when the Founding Fathers declared our independence.

    Since July 4, 1776, we have weathered a war for our freedom, a war against ourselves, and wars against those who would like nothing more than to see us and our values falter. Although the world has changed in countless ways since Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Indepen-dence, our commitment to protect and promote freedom has never wavered.

  • Reader objects to LG&E permit application

    Editor:
    I object to the permit being filed by LG&E for construction of a low hazard class A dam for storm water management at the special waste landfill being constructed by LG&E.
    This will be on a tributary of Corn Creek, one of the few federally listed “Outstanding Resource Waters” in the State of Kentucky.

  • New service offers residents protection from scams

    I wanted to be your Attorney General to build a better, safer state for Kentucky families.
    Unfortunately, too many Kentuckians are calling my office, upset and devastated after being scammed. They need help in recovering thousands of dollars they have sent to a con artist.
    These con artists are persuasive. Anyone can fall for their lies and threats.
    Just recently, a senior citizen in Elizabethtown was defrauded out of more than $50,000 in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Scam, from someone claiming to be an IRS agent.

  • Kentucky exports in autos, aerospace continue to grow

    Site Selection is not a magazine most of us would keep on our coffee table, but for those in government and business who track economic development, this publication is one not to be missed.
    Fortunately, it has had a lot of good things to say about Kentucky in recent years, and over the past two, it has awarded us its annual Governor’s Cup for having more major job announcements than any other state on a per capita basis.

  • Generations have sacrificed for freedoms we enjoy

    Bowling Green Daily News

    “But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.”
    As we remember President Abraham Lincoln’s words from his famous Gettysburg address, we are reminded that the Memorial Day holiday should be a time of reflection.

  • Kentucky’s obesity rate doubles in past two decades

    To get a better understanding of just how prevalent obesity has become in America, consider that no state had more than 20 percent of its adult population fall in that category in 1996. Today, no state has less.
    Kentucky has seen its rate for adults double during that timeframe, from about 16 percent to more than 32 percent, putting us 12th highest among the 50 states. Unfortunately, the state rankings are worse for our children, with high schoolers leading the nation and those not yet school age ranked sixth.

  • 2016-17 budget projections

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  • Honor the fallen and their families

    This weekend we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great country. Originally referred to as “Decoration Day,” the holiday originated after the Civil War as Americans would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers each year. Following WWI it took on new significance and all of America’s wars were from then on included and observed in the holiday we now know as “Memorial Day.”