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Today's Opinions

  • Boy Scouts searching for new leaders

    Editor:

    Boy Scouts of America has had a nearly constant presence in the local community over the past 60-plus years – both Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. While society has certainly changed during that time the values associated with Scouting have been steadfast – just as pertinent today as they were back then. 

  • Worthville cemetery lot owners elect new board

    Editor:

    The lot owners of Worthville Cemetery held an emergency meeting on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The meeting was called to order after the lot owners signed in prior to the meeting. The first order of business consisted of a discussion about the new by-laws that were presented to the lot owners. It became necessary to make amendments to the by-laws because of the actions of three board members that were elected on April 29, 2017. After a length y discussion the new by-laws were adopted by the lot owners with a unanimous vote accepting the amended by-laws into record.

  • Flag Day deserves to be recognized

    Flag Day commemorates the official adoption of the Stars and Stripes as our national symbol, an action taken by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

    Usually this isn’t much of a holiday. Stores are busy, federal and state offices are open, and the US Postal Service runs the mail. Come June 14 each year, the vast majority of Americans probably have no idea that a holiday is being observed.

    I believe Flag Day deserves better. So let’s pause for just a minute to reflect on why.

  • Social media posts can have real life repercussions

    Technology has become one of those buzzwords that can mean a lot of different things or nothing really at all. It is interesting that we have such words in our language. I love it when someone answers a question with a very lengthy, high in vocabulary sentence, but when you break it down they really did not say much at all. I think technology has fallen into that category.

  • Driver praises Hawkins for job well done

    Editor:

    To the Sheriff’s Office, the city of Carrollton and Carroll County, Ky.:

    I was at the front of the line of stalled traffic on I-71 W.B. this afternoon at the scene of the tractor trailer crash. For an hour and a half I observed the first officer to arrive on the spot, take charge, attend to the injured, interview and take pictures, direct others and even haul bags of absorbent, spread and sweep and get dirty. Most likely a job someone else was supposed to do.

  • Lawmakers should use AG settlement returns to combat addiction, violence

    While state leaders may not always agree on how to solve an issue, we can all agree on the major issues staring us in the face.

    Properly funding state employees’ pensions seems to be the issue mentioned the most. Measures passed in 2013 and 2016 by lawmakers have focused resources on addressing that issue, and a special session is planned for later this year. 

    In the meantime, deaths are occurring every day from violence or addiction across the state. In cities like Louisville, we are seeing unprecedented murders and overdoses ravage the community.

  • Thank veterans, first responders for their service

    At the base of the United States Marine Corps. War Memorial–also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial–there is a quote from World War II Admiral Chester Nimitz. The admiral said, “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

  • Who pays for fish and wildlife conservation?

    As Co-Chair of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, I find it fitting to take a moment to extend an enormous debt of gratitude to our hunters and anglers. The critical contributions that these sportsmen and women make to our economy and professional fish and wildlife management in the Bluegrass State ensure that we will enjoy access to our hunting and angling traditions now and into the future.