Today's Opinions

  • Hodgenville News

    As we draw closer to the end of the 2018 Regular Session, there has been no shortage of movement on significant bills in Frankfort this week. The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee has spent several days and some late nights working on the Senate’s budget proposal, which we expect to go before the committee soon.

  • Letter: Epidemic Evidence

    Dear Editor,

    Recently I received an email containing a link to a short documentary about the drug and alcohol epidemic in our country. It can be viewed at foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/02/kentucky-pushes-first-in-nation-opioid-tax.html.

  • Letter: Hometown Teams a Hit

    Dear Editor,

    On behalf of the Trustees of the Lincoln Museum, we would like to thank everyone involved in bringing the Smithsonian’s Hometown Teams exhibit to Hodgenville for its six-week run. Fifteen communities in Kentucky were selected to host the exhibit during its two-year tour of Kentucky and it was especially rewarding to introduce new visitors to the cultural and historical programming that the museum has been providing since 1989.

  • Watch your mouth
  • Who are PVAs and what role do they play?

    Editor’s note: This column is the second in a series entitled “Things to Know.” This series will feature articles written by experts across LaRue County about things you need to know concerning different aspects of day-to-day life.

    Scotty Lee is the PVA for LaRue County, and offers the following information.

  • LETTER: SBDM Councils Play Valuable Role

    Dear Editor,

    Kentucky’s SBDM councils bring together principals, teachers, and parents to improve culture and academic results in individual schools. Having led a council as principal and a district as superintendent, I know that attentive school councils play a critical role by seeing student needs from multiple perspectives. SBDM councils are ideally positioned to tailor decisions to make sense and get results for students and families.

  • Hopeful for a pension proposal

    Week six of the 2018 Legislative Session is in the books, and bills continued to move steadily through the Senate as work on the budget and pension reform continues. While we have not released a pension proposal just yet, we are hopeful that it will be made public in the coming days as we continue to sort out details on this complex issue. As for the budget bill, its fate currently is in the hands of the House, and we are hopeful that we in the Senate will receive a budget bill by early March.

  • Proposed education cuts

    I was fortunate to meet with superintendents from my fifth Senate district this week. We had a great discussion about the needs of education, especially in our rural communities, and they explained to me the catastrophic consequences that proposed budget cuts would have on our local schools.