Today's Opinions

  • Actions speak louder than words

    Election Day is next Tuesday, which means 1 out of 3 TV ads will be a negative (mudslinging) political ad.

    I went back to my homeland in Rockcastle County this past weekend. During my visit, I had an intriguing conversation with someone who said they hated all of the negative political ads. They said the common people are “fed up” with the negativity and that it is turning a lot of people off to politics. Truth is, I couldn’t agree more with them.

  • Frankfort Focus - Dealing with tough problems

    As a matter of public policy; domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and bullying were seldom discussed for much of our country’s history, much less adequately addressed.

    Thankfully, that era is largely behind us. Today, society is much more aware of these acts of aggression and how to stop them. As a result, we’re seeing a greater number of victims get the care they deserve.

    In many ways, Kentucky has been a leader among the states in this regard and 2015 is poised to be remembered as a high-water mark in this journey.

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  • Sewing has many benefits

    A series of four sewing classes will be offered in October and November for beginning sewers.  No sewing experience is necessary.  The class is open to 4-H age youth, ages 9 to 18.  Participants will be making a variety of items that can be used as holiday presents.

  • Effort to narrow technical skills gap underway

    Manufacturers in the Lincoln Trail region and across Kentucky offer abundant prospects for those with the right skills and training. Yet for today’s advanced manufacturers, it’s a challenge to find employees with the right technical and life skills.

  • Raising awareness for energy savings

    In a month where we often turn on the air conditioning during the day but the heat at night, it seems appropriate that October has been set aside nationally to raise awareness of our energy needs.

    This annual designation began nearly a quarter-century ago and gives us an opportunity to especially highlight renewable fuels and energy conservation, twin areas where Kentucky routinely gets high marks.

  • Letter to the editor - October 21, 2015

    Dear Editor,

    To the good people of Hodgenville, this is a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our visit to your lovely town during the Lincoln Days Celebration. It’s always good to see old friends and meet new ones. Thank you for your hospitality. We made it home in good time and we hope to see you next year.


    Gwen Tibbs and grandkids

    Heidi Muller

    Bobby Rankin

  • Fundraiser fairness with kids