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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Grace in the storm

    I’ve started this column at least a dozen times today, and there are a dozen wadded up pieces of paper in my trash can.
    How do I even begin to put into words the events of this past week? My heart overflows with awe and gratitude -- and shame that I had doubted the love and kindness of God my Father.
    So, I guess I’ll begin with my confession: In the days leading up to the arrival of Hurricane Irma on Sunday, even though God said, “Fear not,” I feared.

  • Ky. public pension system needs proven reform

    States have a hard time making changes to their public pension systems. That’s because public pensions in nearly all states -- 41, as of 2014 -- are contractual obligations that the courts have ruled must be met.