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Today's Opinions

  • Rand blasts House majority for rush in passing measures

    Through a series of extreme parliamentary maneuvers that kept teachers and other interested Kentuckians from effectively voicing their concerns, the House Majority forced a vote on the “charter schools” bill Friday in an early morning committee meeting, before rushing the measure to the House floor where it passed on a 56-39 vote.

  • School leadership teams developing innovative schedule for student needs

    Dear Readers,
    Recently our district middle and high school leadership teams have been meeting to create an innovative school schedule that will better meet the needs of our students and more effectively utilize our limited resources. Somehow this has turned into a belief that the district is going to do away with Honors classes at the high school.

  • Reader takes issue with state senator

    Editor:
    Our State Senator, Paul Hornback, co-sponsored SB152 which says exactly this: Amend KRS 6.716 to reduce the ethics training time requirement for members of the General Assembly from three hours to thirty minutes and remove CLE eligibility; repeal KRS 7.101 requiring sexual and workplace harassment training for General Assembly members.
    That’s right, Senator Hornback wants to eliminate sexual harassment training for legislators and reduce the total ethics training time to just half an hour.

  • Readers enjoy services provided by Trimble County Public Library

    Editor:

  • Senate has busy week

    Visits from advocacy groups, a ceremonial bill signing, and rallies in the Capitol Rotunda, along with the bipartisan passage of bills, marked a busy Week Four of the 2017 Legislative Session. We were excited to welcome the children of Kentucky National Guard members from across the state for the First Annual Kentucky Military Kids Day. It was an honor to host these families who have sacrificed so much to serve our state and our country.

  • General Assembly halfway finished

    We passed the half-way point of our 30-day session this week and accrued some historic stats along the way.
    A combined total of 793 bills were filed in the House and Senate this year. That’s the second-highest amount for an odd-year regular session and just two bills shy of the 795 bills filed in 2007.

  • Reader takes issue with plant pollution

    Editor:
    As usual, “our good neighbor” LG&E are caught polluting Kentucky’s water, as a newspaper article from The Cumberland shows.
    If the citizens of Trimble County allow this ash dump to go in, I can promise you they will pollute your air and water.

  • Rand provides review of the week in General Assembly

    Democracy in action is often a crowded affair, as the waiting rooms and hallways of the Capitol and Capitol Annex overflowed this week with large groups of Kentuckians traveling to Frankfort to make their voices heard on key issues important to their cause.
    Librarians, social workers, physician assistants, county magistrates, steel workers, and representatives from United Way and the American Cancer Society were among those individuals who scheduled appointments with each of us to advocate on behalf of their local organizations.