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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: State Representative Terry Mills provides Frankfort update

     Seven years after the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to raise the state’s minimum wage, the Kentucky House of Representatives returned to the issue on Thursday when it passed legislation that follows a similar path taken by that 2007 law.

    This is an issue that is drawing a lot of attention across the country. The National Conference of State Legislatures says 23 states considered raising it 2013, and Kentucky is one of 20 doing the same this year, with more expected in the months ahead.

  • GRACE NOTES: Looking for a soul mate

     The other day posted on our newspaper’s Facebook page was a question for discussion: Do you believe in soul mates? Why or why not?

    Someone replied “Yes!” Another said he believes God puts the person meant for you in your life, and another said, “No. If there’s one for me, he must be lost because I have never found him. I really think it’s a fairy tale.”

    I love that answer.

  • LETTER: LIFT tax would benefit local projects

    Cities and counties small and large across Kentucky have big dreams for their communities – ideas that are transformative and can have lasting impact for generations.

  • 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.