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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Despite flooding, resilient nature persists

    The waters have receded since this time last week and hopefully the river levels trend toward normal. Despite the damage done, stories shared by others online help show that here in small towns, we persevere through whatever is thrown at us.

  • McConnell's office monitoring weather impacts

    Over the last week, heavy rains and strong winds caused widespread destruction across Kentucky. Sustained rainfall has led to devastating flooding in many communities, especially along the Ohio River.

  • Pension bill filed in Kentucky Senate

    After weeks of anticipation and months of discussions and meetings with stakeholders, the Kentucky Senate Majority Caucus filed its comprehensive pension reform bill as Senate Bill (SB) 1 on Tuesday, Feb. 20. While SB 1 marked the filing of one of the most significant pieces of legislation of the 2018 Session, we continued to hold committee meetings and voted bills out of the Senate chamber, making for another busy week in Frankfort.

  • Bill undermines bipartisan work

    Although it wasn’t his intention, Governor Bevin’s plan to radically change Kentucky’s public retirement systems has sparked a textbook example of democracy in action.

    Since he and other legislative leaders presented a framework of ideas last fall, there have been dozens of public forums, hundreds of people crowding the Capitol’s hallways and thousands of letters, phone messages and emails – almost all of which have been in opposition to what the governor would like to do.

  • Looking Back, Do You Remember | March 1, 2018

    March 3, 1988 (30 years ago)

  • Homemakers have great potlucks

    Dear Trimble County,

    I live in Henry County and attend Trimble’s Homemakers at the Extension Center and if you don’t know, the lady Homemakers have the best potluck dinners of all the Extension Centers around.

    Thanks,

    Mary Ann Mitchell

    Campbellsburg

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  • Government should build bridges, not roadblocks

    My work as a state legislator may not have much in common with a doctor’s, but when I am considering which bills to support or oppose, I keep that profession’s primary rule in mind: First, do no harm.

    That doesn’t mean there aren’t tough decisions to be made. In an era where costs are outpacing revenues, we’re just not able to do all we would like.

    At the same time, I believe the state needs to do the most good for the most people whenever possible, which is why some of the legislation being considered this year raises concerns.