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Today's Opinions

  • Legislators discuss funding for rural, urban areas

    It was just a few weeks ago that we learned the 2017 legislative agenda for our cities in Kentucky from the Kentucky League of Cities. At the top of the list? A proposed change in how local road aid is distributed between rural and urban areas.

  • Drug-addicted babies should be concern for Kentucky lawmakers

    The Winchester Sun

    According to a research letter in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, and as reported by the Courier-Journal over the weekend, babies in Kentucky are more than twice as likely to be born addicted to drugs compared to babies born elsewhere in the United States.

    The letter reports figures from 2013, the last year for which comparative figures are available, showing there were about 15 cases of addiction per 1,000 live births compared to the national rate of 7.3.

  • Thank you from Carrollton Manor

    Editor:

    The residents and staff at Carrollton Manor would like to thank everyone who helped to make our Christmas great. The generosity shown was greatly appreciated and helped us all have a wonderful month. Again, thank you and we wish everyone a Happy New Year.

    Melissa Tucker

    Administrator, Carrollton Manor

  • Letting the light shine on legislator pensions

    The State Journal

    Among the blizzard of the bills that appear set to pass during this session of the General Assembly, most have been long-sought Republican initiatives previously blocked by Democrats.

    One bill that hadn’t seen the light of day until now would make legislators’ public pensions public record — and support seems decidedly bipartisan so far. Senate Bill 3, filed yet again by Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Latonia, passed unanimously out of committee on its way to the full Senate.

    Add us to the list of supporters.

  • Republicans rush bills through House, Senate

    I fought hard during this first week of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly to protect the interests of Kentucky’s working families against a rising tide of wealthy corporate interests, but in the end, our best efforts were blocked by the new ruling majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

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  • General Assembly returns for shortened session

    This week, the General Assembly returns to the Capitol to begin the 2017 Regular Session.  Although the House and Senate are as old as Kentucky, this is only the ninth odd-year legislative session since our current state constitution was adopted in the late 1800s.

    We actually were one of the last states to have its legislature meet annually.  Now, there are just four that have not made the switch: Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Texas.

  • Hobbies highlighted in new feature series

    Do you know someone who is an artist, a baker or a candlestick maker? What about a drummer, an entertainer or a fisherman?

    After two successful years of writing feature stories on Carroll Countians based on their jobs and their first names, our theme for 2017 is “Live Your Passion.” Starting Jan. 26, I will be starting over with ‘A’ and writing stories every other week on people based on their hobbies, collections, side jobs, etc.