Today's Opinions

  • Be courteous and respectful in 2016


    New Year’s Resolution. Have you ever walked into a store [and] passed a person walking with a walker or in a wheelchair? Did you take the time to hold the door open, offer a smile or encouragement?

    A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were in Wal-Mart, when a young girl in a wheelchair was being pushed by her dad, passed me and said you should smile. Boy, was she right. We should count our blessings each day and smile.

  • Hunger Busters: Ten ways to manage hunger pains

    You are making the commitment to change! You are putting together your strategic plan to stick to making the best version of you yet! You have short-term and long-term goals set with your training, nutrition and recovery to get you where you want to be. If it all works out in “real life” as it does on paper you will be on track to make your goals a reality!

    There might be just one problem: You are hungry. Better yet, you are HANGRY! So hungry, you are angry.

  • Stakes high in Medicaid redesign

    Lexington Herald Leader

    As the leader of Gov. Matt Bevin’s effort to transform Medicaid, Mark Birdwhistell will get a chance to take up where he left off in the last Republican administration.

    The Kentucky Medicaid reforms that won approval under Birdwhistell’s leadership 10 years ago emphasized prevention, wellness and controlling the over-prescribing of drugs, all of which should still be priorities.

  • Legion hosted chili cook off, toy run Nov. 7


    On Nov. 7, 2015, the American Legion Auxiliary 41, hosted a chili cook off and toy run for veterans and children’s Christmas. Throughout the months of November and December we received donations from members of the community. We could not have made this event possible without the support of our American Legion Post 41 and the commander Raymond Meadows, the community, and many individuals.

  • McAlister remembers Charlie Willhoite


  • Setting budget is lawmakers’ biggest task this session

    This week, as it has regularly done since Kentucky became the nation’s 15th state in 1792, the General Assembly returns to the Capitol to start another legislative session.

    Since it is an even-numbered year, the House and Senate will meet for 60 working days and wrap up our work by April 15th, as required by Kentucky’s constitution.

  • Be the best version of yourself in 2016

    This past Sunday, our deacon shared this story: What if you had a rich uncle that died and left you $86,400 to spend every day for the rest of your life? The catch? You can’t save it, as it disappears at the end of every day, and the money could stop at any time without notice.

    What would you do with the money?

    Of course, what our deacon meant by this story is that God gives each of us 86,400 seconds every day to spend on our life.

  • Committees review important issues prior to legislative session

    As the General Assembly readies for a return to the Capitol next week to start another legislative session, it is worth taking a look back on what has happened since the last one ended in late March.

    This period is known as the interim, and it gives the House and Senate’s two dozen joint committees – plus several temporary ones – time to review the issues affecting the state in a less pressure-filled setting. In some cases, meetings are held across the state.