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Today's Opinions

  • ‘City fathers’ choose a raise over a trolley

    Editor:

    I too am very disappointed in our city regarding the trolley. As I recall, a used trolley was on the agenda.

    I guess voting themselves a raise did not allow any money left to help the downtown business district.

    Almost all of downtown used to be a place for visitors, and residents could come to shop. So many merchants had to close because of Wal-Mart and the outlet mall. Now the city does not want a trolley! One more nail in the coffin. Shame on our city fathers!

  • April brings focus to child abuse issue

    The month of April means many things to many people. Some consider it the beginning of spring or, better yet, the end of winter. If you were in my position, April may have a little different meaning: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • State budget increases funding for education, provides raises

    While several issues remain unresolved, the General Assembly completed its biggest task early last week when it overwhelmingly approved a budget to run state government for the next two years.

    In many ways, this legislation mirrors the proposal the House voted for last month. It gives our elementary and secondary schools, for example, their first real increase since 2008. There is also significantly more revenue for such things as textbooks, school safety measures and teacher development.

  • Online resources tell some of Dillard’s story

    One of my favorite photos of Ghent is a postcard that features a man named Sim Dillard driving a mule cart. According to Northern Kentucky Views (nkyviews.com), Dillard may have been a mail carrier. I recall reading someplace that he may have delivered one of the Louisville newspapers.

    Quite possibly, he did both.

  • Online resources tell some of Dillard’s story

    One of my favorite photos of Ghent is a postcard that features a man named Sim Dillard driving a mule cart. According to Northern Kentucky Views (nkyviews.com), Dillard may have been a mail carrier. I recall reading someplace that he may have delivered one of the Louisville newspapers.

    Quite possibly, he did both.

  • Kentucky defied odds in title run

    As the horn sounded and the canons of confetti exploded, all I felt was an ache in my heart, the disappointment weighing heavy. I had had this nagging feeling all day long that it might end up this way, but I still believed just like the rest of Big Blue Nation.

    My alma mater Kentucky Wildcats had just lost in the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship.

    Congratulations to the UConn Huskies. They made plays when they had to and deserved to win.

  • Classes of 1964-65 to hold reunion

    Editor:

  • House approves several measures

    If legislative sessions start like a marathon, they end like a 100-yard dash, as the House and Senate make a final push to turn their goals into law.

    Leading the agenda, of course, is the state’s two-year budget and highway plan.  Legislative leaders began meeting Wednesday to hammer out a compromise, and the good news is that there is some broad area of agreement.