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Today's Opinions

  • Actions help avoid conflict of interest in story’s coverage

    As you read today’s news related to the indictment of Sheriff Jamie Kinman, you may have questions about how we make decisions on coverage of stories such as this and maintain our ethical standards.

    I hope to provide you with answers that not only apply to our reporting on this case, but everything we cover, to explain the steps we take to maintain the integrity of the news we report.

  • Bevin delivers state of the state address

    Week four of the Kentucky General Assembly marked a momentous occasion for our state. Gov. Matt Bevin gave his first State of the Commonwealth Budget Address, laying out a plan that will guide Kentucky out of the financial mire that has lingered for the past eight years.

  • Lawmakers begin working on state’s two-year budget, eyeing many cuts

    The biggest responsibility the governor and the General Assembly have during legislative sessions in even-numbered years is enacting a budget to run state government.  It sets our priorities in a way no other law can.

    The budget process actually began months ago, when agencies compiled their projected needs while the state’s economists, known as the Consensus Forecasting Group, determined exactly how much the state could appropriate.

  • Being in shape is not always about losing weight

    We all know controlling what we eat is easily the hardest part of getting in shape. It’s a lot more fun just focusing on the gym and the training that feels good. It is the adrenaline pump. So let’s check out these 20 dietary/nutritional tips that may help take the guesswork out of the hardest part of gaining lean mass!

    For most people, eating is a slippery slope. Getting just the right amount of calories to maintain scale weight can be a challenge, and the dangers of over eating are everywhere.

  • Rec center, better drug education needed

    Editor:

    Please help our children!

    A few years ago we tried to bring awareness to our community about the heroin epidemic and ways we could try to fight it. Though we took ideas to the city council, they said the police were working on it and they had Champions. At that time most thought Champions was for kids only. If an addict does still manage to have a job, they would hardly be able to make their meetings as they are in the middle of the day. And our sheriff had just said in a newscast he needed everyone’s help.

  • House had a busy week despite holiday

    With the General Assembly off on Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and on Friday because of the snow, last week was an especially short one for legislators.

    A reduced schedule didn’t keep the House from moving several bills forward, however.

    On Wednesday, for example, the chamber’s Judiciary Committee put its support behind House Bill 229, which would give the Attorney General’s office jurisdiction to pursue and prosecute human trafficking cases. 

  • Bill requiring abortion-seekers to have face-to-face counseling passes Senate

    Although week three of the General Assembly was short due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the inclement weather Friday, the Kentucky Senate passed significant bills and welcomed visitors who braved the snow in Frankfort.

    On Tuesday we passed two of our priority bills: Senate Bill (SB) 4 and SB 10. SB 4 would require those seeking an abortion to have a face-to-face, in-person counseling session with a physician 24 hours prior to the procedure. This effort to promote the rights of the unborn passed with bipartisan support.

  • Champions, Haven of Hope partner for Teen Night Feb. 26

    Substance abuse, teen pregnancy and health issues, what do all of these things have in common? They are topics that adolescents face daily. Temptation to make bad decisions occurs every day, whether it’s through peer pressure, marketing tactics or personal dealings.