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Today's Opinions

  • Rep. Brandon Reed’s legislative update - March 8, 2017

    As the end of the Regular Session draws near, we continue work on behalf of the people of Kentucky. This week, the House passed measures to combat our state’s drug epidemic, protect innocent life, and support our firefighters and veterans.

  • Senator Steve Meredith’s legislative update - March 8, 2017

    Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 session.

    The Senate is quickly passing the remaining Senate bills out and receiving bills from the House for consideration. While there were some contested issues, the Senate conducted itself in a bipartisan fashion. We wasted no time this week and passed over 40 pieces of legislation including:

    Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in order to better align caseloads with current census data;

  • So much more than a game

    Since our son, Isaac, started playing Rec League basketball he has treated it like a career. The only other child I have ever seen as serious about a sport is my brother who was bound and determined to play baseball for the Cleveland Indians.

    Isaac has had several coaches since he first started playing basketball for the Bardstown Rec Department’s Fifth Quarter youth basketball program. This year was the first time he represented New Haven and the first time a coach made a huge impact on him.

  • Extending the life of your computer

    My primary Windows computer is nearly 10 years old. Purchased in May 2007, this computer is well beyond what manufacturers tell their customers the expected life should be.

  • LETTER: Concern over alcohol sales

    Dear Editor,

    I agree with Brother Troutman on as I call it, the whiskey deal; that’s what it was when I was young. I went to several bootleggers and got it for my dad with a note that he would pay when he got paid from work.

  • LETTER: Too much concern over revenue not enough about people

    Dear Editor,

    I’ve had great pride in being able to tell people that I am from Hodgenville and LaRue County, a dry city in a dry county. I, along with others, was disheartened to see the issue of alcohol sales being brought up for consideration in our town.

  • LETTER: Views on alcohol from a Christian perspective

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to respond both as a Christian and a pastor to the recent articles in the newspaper regarding the petitions now being circulated in our community to have a vote regarding the sale of alcohol. Already I have read some statements referring to Scriptures that, while they were made with sincerity, are completely wrong and inaccurate.

  • Renaissance Recycling is about to “Flip its Lids!”

    Recently, a church group let me know that they were saving lids to recycle and they would go to a new bench or table for their church. This program is sponsored by Green Tree Plastics out of Evansville, Indiana.

    We have been saving for them and others for some time and we are overrun. I have misplaced the phone number for the group sponsor that had requested help in the summer, and hope that someone reading this will call me with that information, PLEASE!