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Today's Opinions

  • Criminal justice reform in Kentucky

    Joint opinion by Gov. Matt Bevin and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Sec. John Tilley

    We’ve reached a critical point in Kentucky – one where our prisons and jails are full, overdose deaths continue to rise and far too many children have parents who are imprisoned.
    We can no longer afford to cling to the outdated idea that prison is the only way to effectively hold people accountable for their crimes. Instead, we need to take a smarter, more measured approach to criminal justice.

  • SLC enables states to learn from each other’s successes

    States have often been called laboratories of democracy, and for good reason: That’s where most cutting-edge ideas to improve government are first tested. The good ones are widely copied while the unworkable ones teach a valuable lesson as well.

  • Churches encouraged to fill the pews with shoes for local students July 10

    Do you remember the week or so before school when you were not ready for school to begin, but were excited to see your friends from across the county?
    Would I get the teachers and classes I wanted? Thoughts in my head were of what I would do with my hair, which dress would give that grown up look for my new year? Which pair of shoes would I wear?
    What about our youth that are dreading the school experience because they do not have any shoes to wear? What will the others think of the holes and the taped up soles are the questions on their minds.

  • 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.