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Today's Opinions

  • Senate passes SB 14, strengthens penalties for trafficking heroin

    A wide array of bills were heard in committees and voted out of the Senate in a busy and fast-paced third week of the 2017 Session. Because this year’s 30-day meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly is considered a “short session,” we focus on maximizing our time here in Frankfort.

  • Legislators listen to citizens from all over the state on important issues

    Democracy in action is often a crowded affair, as the waiting rooms and hallways of the Capitol and Capitol Annex overflowed this week with large groups of Kentuckians traveling to Frankfort to make their voices heard on key issues important to their cause.

    Librarians, social workers, physician assistants, county magistrates, steel workers, and representatives from United Way and the American Cancer Society were among those individuals who scheduled appointments with each of us to advocate on behalf of their local organizations.

  • Franklin gives eight tips to keep your health healthy

    Love is in the air for February 2017. With holidays like Valentine’s Day reminding us about our heart, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you about Heart Health Month and awareness that comes along with it.

    Heart Health month is celebrated every February and reminds us to be present in the choices we make daily to keep our hearts strong and healthy. According to The American Heart Association, “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.”

  • Residents want mess at Hwy. 227 cleaned up

    It is disgusting that the residents of Carroll County must endure driving by properties that distort the definition of pride into ugly visions of shame. It even causes most residents to hang their head in shame when they realize that the first, and often lasting, impression of visitors to our county can be seen as they drive down the exit ramp off I-71.

  • Residents want mess at Hwy. 227 cleaned up

    It is disgusting that the residents of Carroll County must endure driving by properties that distort the definition of pride into ugly visions of shame. It even causes most residents to hang their head in shame when they realize that the first, and often lasting, impression of visitors to our county can be seen as they drive down the exit ramp off I-71.

  • 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!

  • Democrats to press ‘United Kentucky’ agenda

    I joined my fellow lawmakers back in Frankfort this week as we reconvened the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly after a near month-long break following our brief, but rushed, organizational session in early January.

  • Hicks credited for his work as coach

    Dear Editor:

    It takes a very special person to be dedicated to coaching a team of girls from the time they were in first grade through their sixth-grade year. The roster of seven girls eventually grew to 10, and Coach Brandon Hicks has been there from the first dribble. Coach Hick’s, or just “Brandon,” as the girls like to call him has managed to coach not only his daughter’s CCJP basketball team for six years but simultaneously his son’s basketball team as well.