Today's Opinions

  • House passes three bills assisting veterans; two for exploitation victims

    Over the past 15 years, the General Assembly has re-dedicated itself to helping veterans and those men and women still serving our country.

    Some of the more high-profile laws enacted during that time include establishing a series of nursing homes and state-run cemeteries benefiting veterans and their families; excluding active-duty military pay from the state’s income tax; and making it easier for veterans to use their military training when applying for jobs in such fields as education and emergency services.

  • Local heroin town hall meeting set for March 17

    On Thursday, March 17, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will be hosting our annual Carrollton Town Hall Meeting at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center, starting at 6 p.m. Each year Champions holds a town hall meeting in each city within Carroll County to bring awareness to one specific drug or issue that Carroll County may be facing. This year with death statistics rising due to heroin, the topic was a simple choice, just as last year.

  • Republican presidential caucus March 5


    To Carroll County Republicans:

    If you were registered as a Republican before Jan. 1, 2016, you are eligible to vote in the statewide Republican presidential caucus, Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Carroll County High School. This is the first caucus Kentucky has ever had, and it is the first time Kentucky has been relevant in selecting a presidential candidate. 

    This caucus will be conducted like a primary, in that you can come in and vote and leave if you choose. 

  • CAC prepared children to be lifelong learners


  • Leave the scale, take the progress

    Many of us measure progress in our fitness transformations with a scale, but if those numbers induce stress instead of motivation, then it’s time to ditch the scale and find a better way!

  • Administration, Congress should work together to address the Zika virus

    Like many Kentuckians, I’m concerned about the Zika virus and the growing number of reports of people infected. In a recent meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House, I raised the issue of the spread of this virus and what it could mean for Kentucky and the country as we head into warmer weather this spring and summer.

  • Heathcare, education reform are top issues

    With many guests, packed committee meetings and energetic rallies, it was another exciting week in Frankfort. Hollywood stars, national organizations and winter weather greeted the Kentucky General Assembly during week six of the 2016 Session. 

  • Infrastructure, economic development were top issues for House last week

    The General Assembly debates dozens of bills each legislative session, but most fall under several broad categories: education, health and public safety, infrastructure and economic development.

    Those last two were the chief focus of the Kentucky House’s work last week, as my colleagues and I approved legislation that would make it easier for government and the private sector to work together and that would take an in-depth look at the state’s workforce development programs.