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Today's Opinions

  • 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?”

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | March 8, 2018

    March 10, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Trimble County Schools were selected through the Ohio Valley Education Cooperative for a five-year program to help students with severe handicaps to become less isolated and more self-sufficient, according to the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The Trimble County Retired Teachers Association elected Carl Allen to be the group’s president. Vernon Craig was elected vice president and Lola Stark was elected secretary-treasurer.

  • Looking Back and Do You Remember | March 8, 2018

    March 10, 1988 (30 years ago)

    Trimble County Schools were selected through the Ohio Valley Education Cooperative for a five-year program to help students with severe handicaps to become less isolated and more self-sufficient, according to the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The Trimble County Retired Teachers Association elected Carl Allen to be the group’s president. Vernon Craig was elected vice president and Lola Stark was elected secretary-treasurer.

  • House budget rejects some proposed cuts

    When Governor Bevin presented his budget to the General Assembly in late January, it quickly became clear that his proposed cuts to education would be too much for our schools to handle.

    It would reduce elementary and secondary funding by more than $380 million over the next two years and take away almost $160 million more from our colleges and universities. That’s 540 million steps back at a time when it is more critical than ever that we have our students running ahead.

  • Now it's the Senate's turn with budget

    Receiving the Commonwealth’s two-year, multi-billion dollar budget plan from our colleagues in the House highlighted one of our busiest weeks yet in the Senate as we reached the two-thirds point of the 2018 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Hundreds of visitors from all corners of Kentucky packed committee hearings and rallied for important causes in a week that saw no shortage of legislative activity.