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Today's Opinions

  • Valentine’s Day looms, share your love stories with us

    I don’t remember the first time I saw Bud Ireland.
    I visited his church as a young teen – but don’t recall him. I was a friend of his cousin in middle school, but our paths did not cross.
    We even worked at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home during the same period in the late 1970s – but we don’t remember each other.
    I think the first time we spoke was when he was serving on Hodgenville City Council and I interviewed him for a story.
    Our sons were in baseball together – and later, wrestling.

  • Just Ask

    Tax a tax?
    I do not feel you answered my question in an earlier Just Ask. While dining in E’town recently, I noticed on my bill that Kentucky state taxes were assessed on top of the local restaurant tax. Is it legal to tax a tax?
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    The Kentucky Department of Revenue in their Kentucky Sales Tax Facts newsletter of June 2004, says food sold by businesses that sell meals is taxable.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Kentucky soldiers buried overseas
    I am searching for as many of the stories of the 218,000 soldiers who are buried overseas as I can find. I started working on Oklahoma, my home state, but have decided to try and help find as many as I can due to the lack of time available.
    I am searching for information, pictures, letters and family stories about each soldier to be shared with the cemeteries.

  • Are you sticking with your resolutions for the new year?

    The New Year is just a few weeks old and hopefully your resolutions are still going strong.

    But if they’re not, here are some tips to sustain your 2014 goals.

  • Eminent domain should not apply with pipeline

    Oklahoma-based Williams Co. and Texas-based Boardwalk Pipeline Partners want to build a pipeline to pump natural gas liquids across the commonwealth. The partnership expects it will not be able to negotiate sales with 2 percent of landowners along the route.

  • Get the most value from your tax refund

    Tax time is one of the few opportunities when low-income households receive a sizable amount of money – especially if they take advantage of the earned-income tax credit <http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/EITC-Home-Page—It%E2%80%99s-easier-than-ever-to-find-out-if-you-qualify-for-EITC.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline focused on kitchen table discussions

    For the last three months, representatives of Bluegrass Pipeline have been meeting in the homes of landowners in 13 Kentucky counties to discuss the project and the prospect of purchasing an easement, which is the right to use a narrow strip of land for installation of the underground pipeline. 

  • Letter to the Editor

    Mangy coyote spotted