Today's Opinions

  • Bullying defined

    Dear Readers,
    Several years ago I was privileged enough to attend a training on Bullying presented by Dr. Allan L. Beane. Dr. Beane has been one of our nation’s leading experts on the topic for many years and having been exposed to his teachings I can vouch for his expertise.
    The topic of bullying is so important that it may take more than one week for me to address it so in the upcoming weeks there will be more information provided. I hope that it helps you as parents to be more aware of whether your child is being bullied or if your child is the bully.

  • We are all ‘millennials’

    Since last year I’ve gotten three new podmates at work, all millennials (those born in the 1980s to the early 2000s).
    One just turned 30, one just turned 27 and one, at 22, is younger than my favorite denim jacket that I still wear.
    I call them my pod kids and they call me their pod mom.
    Of the three, the 30-year-old was horrified to learn that she is a millennial. She had me watch a “Millennials in the Workplace” You Tube video that hilariously portrayed her generation as, among other things, always expecting a reward for doing their job.

  • Reader encourages others to vote for ‘God’s way and will’

    I am not a liberal/progressive Democrat. I’m not a Republican. My party is the Watchmen Party. Read Ezekiel chapter 33 in the Bible.
    It’s not about what party you’re in. If you are a godly man or woman, one day you will stand before the Lord Jesus and you will have to give an account of what you do or say. We need to put men or women in office/position who will stand up for our Christian faith.

  • Domestic violence, sex crimes, bullying addressed by forums

    As a matter of public policy, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and bullying were seldom discussed for much of our country’s history, much less adequately addressed. 
    Thankfully, that era is largely behind us. Today, society is much more aware of these acts of aggression and how to stop them, and as a result, we’re seeing a greater number of victims get the care they deserve.
    In many ways, Kentucky has been a leader among the states in this regard, and 2015 is poised to be remembered as a high-water mark in this journey.

  • Dangers of social media

    Dear Readers,

  • Hope, like light, scatters the darkness

    The other morning I ate breakfast in the moonlight.
    The temperature outdoors was several degrees cooler than the temperature indoors, so I took my bowl of Cinnamon Chex/Fiber One with unsweetened almond milk and my cup of coffee, opened the sliding glass door that separates the living room from the back screened-in porch and sat at the high-top tile table.
    It was early — I’m a ridiculously early riser — and it was still dark out except for a sliver of a moon.


    By REP. GREG STUMBO, Speaker
    Kentucky House of Representatives
    When it comes to solving the big issues of the day, President Eisenhower had it right when he said, “If you can’t solve a problem, enlarge it.”

  • October is time for energy awareness in commonwealth

    In a month where we often turn on the air conditioning during the day but the heat at night, it seems appropriate that October has been set aside nationally to raise awareness of our energy needs.
    This annual designation began nearly a quarter-century ago and gives us an opportunity to especially highlight renewable fuels and energy conservation, twin areas where Kentucky routinely gets high marks.