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Today's Opinions

  • Perspective is one lesson we should teach through sports

    The Kentucky Standard
    Within the sports world, we often see many layers of day-to-day society played out within the lines. Sports is often great at highlighting the best values we have to offer, such as sportsmanship, camaraderie, teamwork and the joy of competition. But there’s always another side to the coin. Those intense emotions of the games can bring out the worst in us, as well.

  • Faith and politics

    By Michael Jinkins
    President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
    Back in November, I pulled down from the shelf some favorite books by William Stringfellow and started going through them again. I found I had underlined virtually all of the sentences in one of these books. The book, The Politics of Spirituality, was published by Westminster Press in 1984. And I can open it to almost any page and see my underlining and marginalia.

  • State making investments in agriculture

    With the Kentucky General Assembly set to reconvene in regular session on Tuesday, February 7th, work continues in Frankfort on an important committee that meets monthly to consider investments in the health and agricultural wealth of the Commonwealth.  

  • Hornback: 2017 Legislature ‘hits the ground running’

    It was an exciting first week back in Frankfort. On Tuesday, January 3, we officially began the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly and we hit the ground running. Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover was officially sworn in and became Speaker Hoover and we welcomed the new House majority. Two new members were also sworn into the Senate.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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