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Today's Opinions

  • Back to School Fair participation urged

    Dear Editor:
    On Friday, July 29, 2016 the Trimble County Schools  Family Resource and Youth Services Centers will be hosting our 3rd Back to School Fair at the Bedford Elementary School. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are offering clothing of all sizes! This is offered to the entire community. In addition, for all our students we will offer new shoes and school supplies. Local agencies, schools, churches and businesses will be available to offer resources and answer all of your back to school and family needs questions.

  • Kentucky enjoys numerous iconic connections

    When it comes to being home to icons known around the world, few states can compete with Kentucky.
    We have a derby that owns the first Saturday in May; a chicken restaurant chain that has grown from a single location in Corbin to more than 15,000 in 125 nations; and a cave so mammoth that it is longer than the combined lengths of the second- and third-longest on the record books. The six million-plus barrels of bourbon now resting in our warehouses, meanwhile, represent more than 90 percent of the world’s production.

  • Community support sought for nickel tax

    Dear Readers,

  • Kentucky home to summer academic opportunities

    Some of Kentucky’s most successful academic programs take place, oddly enough, when the school year is over.
    Several of these got their start in the 1980s, and they have since given thousands of our brightest middle and high school students a chance to come together in a college setting and learn in ways that often extend beyond the traditional classroom.
    The Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) is perhaps the most well-known of these. It began in 1983 and now serves more than 1,100 students each summer over several campuses across the commonwealth.

  • Judge Goodwin announced for November election

    Editor:
    The retirement of Family Court Judge, Honorable Timothy Feeley, presented an opportunity for me to apply for the vacancy he left in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. I am honored to be the Governor’s choice for the position of Family Court Judge for Trimble, Henry, and Oldham Counties. I am grateful for this decision and the confidence in my experience as a family law practitioner and Master Commissioner.

  • New fiscal year begins with new laws taking effect

    The halls of the Capitol may be relatively quiet when July arrives, but that doesn’t detract from the month’s importance when it comes to running state government. It marks the start of another fiscal year and, in even-numbered years, is when most new state laws take effect.

  • Ky. Medicaid reform may face election test

    By Al Cross
    Courier-Journal
    As Gov. Matt Bevin continues what may be the greatest recoupment of executive power in Frankfort since the 1947-50 gubernatorial term of Democrat Earle Clements (who had no meaningful Republican opposition), most of the talk in the state capital is about executive orders reorganizing boards that are supposed to have varying degrees of independence.

  • Criminal justice reform in Kentucky

    Joint opinion by Gov. Matt Bevin and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Sec. John Tilley

    We’ve reached a critical point in Kentucky – one where our prisons and jails are full, overdose deaths continue to rise and far too many children have parents who are imprisoned.
    We can no longer afford to cling to the outdated idea that prison is the only way to effectively hold people accountable for their crimes. Instead, we need to take a smarter, more measured approach to criminal justice.