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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial: 1st Amendment protects student speech

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. - The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

  • Hard work shouldn't be overshadowed

    Since each has generated countless news stories and social media posts, it’s certainly understandable if the public thinks this year’s legislative session is just about the state budget and possible reforms of our public retirement systems.

    While the fate of those bills is what will ultimately be remembered most from the General Assembly’s time in the Capitol this year, that shouldn’t overshadow the many other issues that the House and Senate are also considering. They may not be as far-reaching, but they will have an impact just the same.

  • Senate bill provides bicyclists extra protection

    As we draw closer to the end of the 2018 Regular Session, there has been no shortage of movement on significant bills in Frankfort this week. The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee has spent several days and some late nights working on the Senate’s budget proposal, which we expect to go before the committee early next week.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | March 22, 2018

    March 24, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Around 60 Trimble teachers joined 20,000 educators and supporters from across the state at a Kentucky Educational Association rally in Frankfort to protest Gov. Wallace Wilkinson’s proposed budget. KEA originally expected around 10,000 protesters to show up and march around the Capitol Building. Of the state’s 178 public school districts, 96 canceled class to allow teachers to rally.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | March 15, 2018

    March 17, 1988 (30 years ago)

    State Rep. Bob Jones answered questions from 17 people at a public meeting in Bedford. Questions ranged from gun control to the representative’s vote on putting a lottery initiative on the ballot that would’ve allowed the Commonwealth’s citizens to have a direct say on the matter. Jones cited concerns in West Virginia with that state’s lottery and that it was losing money at the time.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember? | March 15, 2018

    March 17, 1988 (30 years ago)

    State Rep. Bob Jones answered questions from 17 people at a public meeting in Bedford. Questions ranged from gun control to the representative’s vote on putting a lottery initiative on the ballot that would’ve allowed the Commonwealth’s citizens to have a direct say on the matter. Jones cited concerns in West Virginia with that state’s lottery and that it was losing money at the time.

  • Transportation plan gets nod from state House

    When it comes to getting from points A to B, few states do as good a job as Kentucky.

    It certainly doesn’t hurt that our central location puts us closer to more Americans than any other state, and only three states have more miles of navigable waterways. We’ve added to that by having not one but two of the country’s busiest cargo airports, and we’re also among the top 10 states when counting the number of railcars originating here, a statistic that sheds light on the true size of our manufacturing and coal industries.

  • USDA working to help feed hungry children in the summertime

    As we near the end of another winter, many parents and children are already beginning to think about summer. Sadly, though, the thought for some parents is: “How will I feed my children?”