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Today's Opinions

  • Son’s squadron returns home from deployment

    When it comes to ceremony, pomp and circumstance, no one does it better than the United States Marine Corps.

  • Stop playing games to resolve differences

    When two people argue, it means they are looking at two different perspectives of a situation.

  • Sign language: messages from God

    For the most part I’m not a fan of the “Messages from God” billboards (“What part of ‘Thou Shalt Not’ didn’t you understand?” “Keep using my name in vain and I’ll make rush hour longer,” “You think it’s hot here?”).

    Launched a few years ago by a Fort Lauderdale advertising agency, there are 17 messages in all, each one signed simply “God.” I do, however, like the one that says, “Well, you did ask for a sign.” That always makes me laugh.

  • Kentucky Senate update

    The second week of session saw several significant issues begin to be debated in committees. Drug abuse, weaknesses in child-protective services, and the state’s debt level were all topics of discussion. The committee process is intended to inform the legislators of the pros and cons of each bill. Lively debate accompanied each piece of legislation.

  • Redistricting among legislative items of consideration

    During the opening days of most legislative sessions in even-numbered years, the primary focus is getting bills moving through committee and readying for the governor’s budget proposal.

    As many of you may know, however, this year is somewhat different, as the General Assembly is also taking on the once-in-a-decade task of redrawing the population boundaries for itself, the Kentucky Supreme Court and the state’s six congressional seats. It’s something all states do after each Census.

  • Dropping the phony facade

  • Locals encouraged to experience ‘Citizens’ Police Academy’

    Editor:

    Society has always been interested in police work and finds the issue of crime a fascinating topic.  Television programming has included shows about crime and police work from every angle and context throughout its history.

  • Beshear forecasts ‘tough road’

    At the start of each legislative session in even-numbered years, the governor appears before the General Assembly twice: First, to give the State of the Commonwealth address and then, later in the month, to present a two-year budget proposal.

    Given the tough economy the country has weathered during the last several years, it wasn’t much of a surprise when Governor Beshear spent much of his first speech last week talking about the second one he will give on Jan. 17th.