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Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • Kentucky Chamber applauds leadership for Right to Work legislation

    Editor:
    The Kentucky Chamber applauds Governor Bevin, Senate President Stivers and Speaker Hoover on their leadership to make right to work legislation a reality during the first week of the 2017 General Assembly and thanks all legislators who voted to ensure Kentucky is a state where business wants to locate.

  • Rand assessment: ‘So much harm in so little time’

    I fought hard during this first week of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly to protect the interests of Kentucky’s working families against a rising tide of wealthy corporate interests, but in the end, our best efforts were blocked by the new ruling majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • Electoral College worked as the Founding Fathers intended

    By Jim Paxton
    The Paducah Sun
    The Electoral College system performed just as the Founders intended in the 2016 presidential election.
    The institution has taken a lot of criticism in recent years. It has been referred to as archaic, particularly after elections in which the successful candidate won both the electoral and popular votes.
    This year was different. Disappointed Hillary Clinton voters raised a hue and cry about the fact that she lost the presidency in the Electoral College despite receiving more of the popular vote than Donald Trump did.

  • General Assembly’s 2017 Regular Session underway

    This week, the General Assembly returns to the Capitol to begin the 2017 Regular Session. Although the House and Senate are as old as Kentucky, this is only the ninth odd-year legislative session since our current state constitution was adopted in the late 1800s.
    We actually were one of the last states to have its legislature meet annually. Now, there are just four that have not made the switch: Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Texas.

  • Christmas Greetings

    As the days got shorter and colder in this season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I found myself reflecting on how truly blessed we are to live in the United States of America. As we approach the Christmas holiday, I am grateful for the opportunity and freedom we have to celebrate the birth of a Savior and the reminder to spread peace, joy, love and goodwill toward those around us.

  • Kentucky paves the way for new technologies to help small business

    It is certainly no exaggeration to say that small businesses form the backbone of our state’s economy. That’s why it is so important that our elected leaders in Frankfort do everything possible to help these small businesses thrive in a 21st century environment.
    Small businesses are a key driver of Kentucky’s economy, and the numbers tell the story. The Commonwealth is home to more than 341,000 small businesses that employ nearly 700,000 people throughout the state.

  • Interim committees focus on legislative goals between sessions

    When it comes to the legislative process, most of the public’s attention is understandably focused on the first several months of the year, when the General Assembly is in session and new laws are adopted.