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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor: Feb. 5, 2014

     Smith’s article appreciated by church

  • JUST ASK: 1940 Census

     Census question

  • Public notice should remain in newspapers

     If one Kentucky legislator has his way, many Kentuckians could lose access to public information related to their local governing bodies.

  • LETTER: Retirees monitor bill

    Kentucky Public Retirees monitor legislative session

    State and county government retirees will be closely watching the events of the Kentucky General Assembly 2014 legislative session. At stake are the pensions and benefits of retirees, current and future. 

    Like many across the nation, our members, as well as those who will soon retire, continue to be very concerned about the future of their promised retirement pensions. The current legislative session will have a significant impact.

  • Valentine’s Day looms, share your love stories with us

    I don’t remember the first time I saw Bud Ireland.
    I visited his church as a young teen – but don’t recall him. I was a friend of his cousin in middle school, but our paths did not cross.
    We even worked at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home during the same period in the late 1970s – but we don’t remember each other.
    I think the first time we spoke was when he was serving on Hodgenville City Council and I interviewed him for a story.
    Our sons were in baseball together – and later, wrestling.

  • Just Ask

    Tax a tax?
    I do not feel you answered my question in an earlier Just Ask. While dining in E’town recently, I noticed on my bill that Kentucky state taxes were assessed on top of the local restaurant tax. Is it legal to tax a tax?
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    The Kentucky Department of Revenue in their Kentucky Sales Tax Facts newsletter of June 2004, says food sold by businesses that sell meals is taxable.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Kentucky soldiers buried overseas
    I am searching for as many of the stories of the 218,000 soldiers who are buried overseas as I can find. I started working on Oklahoma, my home state, but have decided to try and help find as many as I can due to the lack of time available.
    I am searching for information, pictures, letters and family stories about each soldier to be shared with the cemeteries.

  • Are you sticking with your resolutions for the new year?

    The New Year is just a few weeks old and hopefully your resolutions are still going strong.

    But if they’re not, here are some tips to sustain your 2014 goals.