Today's Opinions

  • Good test scores lead to a better economy

    By Terry Mills

    State Representative

    Not long after the start of each school year, Kentucky begins getting report cards on the overall progress our students are making.  These annual updates give the public the chance to learn if we are still heading in the right direction academically.

  • Watch of deer on the road this fall

    Over 3000 vehicle-deer collisions occur each year in Kentucky and autumn is the peak season.  

    According to the Kentucky State Police, almost half of all such collisions occur in October, November and December.  November is the peak month by far, averaging around 750 collisions annually.  Three people were killed in each of the past two years.

    This time of year corresponds to the whitetail deer breeding season, which results in deer being on the move.  

  • Struggle of understanding government

    By Terry Mills
    Kentucky State Representative


    One of the country’s most enduring challenges is making sure that our citizens, both young and old alike, have at least a basic understanding of government and the role we all play in making it work.

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  • Helping Children Reach a Healthy Weight

    Today’s children are spending more than four hours a day watching TV and playing video games.  They eat more unhealthy foods that come in larger portion sizes and are less physically active than children of the previous generation, resulting in more health problems and a shorter lifespan than their parents. These children are often overweight or at-risk for becoming overweight, and in danger of experiencing serious health concerns, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma and sleep apnea.

  • Wildlife industry flourishing in Kentucky

    For hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians and out-of-state visitors, there is no place quite like the commonwealth when it comes to hunting, fishing or just experiencing all that nature has to offer.

    In a given year, more than 550,000 people fish, 347,000 hunt and another two million either boat on our rivers and lakes or observe our wildlife.  Not surprisingly, these outdoor activities are a major driver of our economy, with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources estimating the annual impact at nearly $6 billion.

  • What is a Website Card?

    According to Twitter, a Website Card is a powerful ad format that allows users to preview an image, related context, and a clear call to action in their timeline.

    Include conversion tracking in your campaign to measure actions that happen off Twitter, such as a sign-up or purchase. Use a Website Card to grow your site traffic.

    So that definition is about as clear as mud to most of us. WebCards have been around and evolving since at least 2007 in several forms. The latest is the Website Card, the brainchild of Twitter.

  • Ways to make college more affordable

    You must make careful plans for the expense of a college education. There is nearly $1.3 trillion in total U.S. student loan debt. After college, graduates may be faced with ongoing wage stagnation and years of underemployment.

    How does a student and their family better prepare themselves for the cost of college? Here are tips on ways families can make college more affordable:

    1. Save early and save often.