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Today's Opinions

  • SUNSHINE WEEK: Open government is a three-legged stool

     My mom used to have a small, three-legged wooden stool. I don’t remember the stool being used for any reason, just something to set a newspaper or magazine on for a minute.

    It was small and thus not sturdy enough to hold anything of weight.

    But no matter if it was strong and sturdy, the three-legged stool was no good if something happened to one of the legs. It couldn’t stand on just two.

    You’re probably already wondering what a three-legged stool has to do with the newspaper business.

  • LETTER: Special District bill should remain in original form

     I applaud the efforts of State Auditor Adam Edelen for addressing the issue of special district accountability in Kentucky. A requirement for citizens to have confidence in government and the services it provides is to have an open, transparent and accountable system. The content of HB 1 ensures this goal is reached. However, potential changes in the language may stall or kill the effort. We cannot let this happen.

  • Thoughts on Frankfort: We can do better

     Every year members of the Kentucky General Assembly descend on Frankfort to carry out the duties that our citizens expect to do. That expectation includes making sure that the legislative process is open and transparent to all Kentuckians.

    But time and time again, and to the frustration of many of us in the Kentucky House of Representatives, the legislative process seems in some cases to be stuck in the back rooms of the Capitol. Never has that been clearer than our efforts to address one of the major issues of the 2013 Session: reforming our public pension system.

  • Black History Month: Honoring Rosleen Price

     This year the Black History Month Citizen of the Year goes to a lady who has been an inspiration to many people in the community. She is rather quiet until you get to know her and never does anything for “show” or a “pat on the back.” 

  • Black History Month Salute: Rosleen Price

     This year the Black History Month Citizen of the Year goes to a lady who has been an inspiration to many people in the community. She is rather quiet until you get to know her and never does anything for “show” or a “pat on the back.”

    I often wonder – does she realize how many people she has inspired by her love for people, a kind personality and sweet spirit?

  • COLUMN: Facebook pages are a parent's business

     Allegations that a local teen was selling marijuana on Facebook have been reflected in headlines worldwide during the last several years.

  • COLUMN: Child's illness tips balance between work and home

     I write. It’s what I do, what I thoroughly enjoy. Writing for newspapers has been part of my life for more than 35 years.

  • LETTER: The ham was great

     Eagle Scout dinner

    The LaRue County Boy Scouts Troop #151 would like to thank Cindy Cruse and Save-A-Lot for their donation of ham for our Eagle Scout Dinner.

    Scott Willman

    Scout Master