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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor - Don’t let presidential race overshadow other races on the ballot

    Dear Editor,

    We’d like to encourage your readers to get to know the candidates on the ballot before they vote this election. Presidential races sometimes overshadow down ballot races and this year is no exception. Please know there are other very important offices on the ballot including U.S. Senate, Congress, State Senate, all 100 seats of the Kentucky State House and city council races.

  • Letter to the editor - Concerned over local sales tax

    Dear Editor,

    On November 8, voters in Kentucky will elect General Assembly members. This is important because these state legislators will once again consider the local option sales tax. This constitutional amendment would allow local governments to add a new local one percent sales tax in addition to the 6 percent state sales tax already paid on taxable goods. If this happens it will hurt consumers, businesses, and Kentucky’s economy.

  • Letter to the editor - To the dispatcher who went above and beyond, thank you

    Dear Editor,

    I am enclosing a copy of a letter sent to Craig Dunn who is the E-911 director and supervisor of a dispatcher named Emmanuel Collado.

    A group of senor citizens needed help last Tuesday night and he came to our assistance. We appreciated what Mr. Collado did for us as this letter enclosed will explain.

    Dear Mr. Dunn,

  • Dealing with insider threats

    Most of the computer threat warnings concern external Internet attacks. While external threats may be the most common, insider threats tend to be the most expensive, according to a report from the Harvard Business Review.

    Inside threats are caused by your employees, and in fact, are not reported by business owners because they are embarrassed to be victims of their staff.

  • Kentucky is one of the safest states

    By Terry Mills
    State Representative

    One of the best things about Kentucky is that it remains one of the safest places in which to live.

    According to the website 24/7 Wall St., we have the sixth- lowest violent crime rate among the states, while several south of us rank among the top 10 highest.  Tennessee’s rate, for example, is nearly three times the size of our rate.

  • 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.