Today's Opinions

  • Heroin bill is the top unresolved issue

    When it comes to illegal drug use, few states have been hit as hard as Kentucky over the last 15 years.   We have lost thousands of loved ones during that time to a rising tide of meth, synthetic drugs, prescription drug abuse and heroin, and tens of thousands more have seen their lives ruined.

    The General Assembly has responded by passing a series of laws, many of them hailed as national models, that have had real, lasting success against these epidemics.

  • Legion says farewell to McMurrys


    This past Saturday, March 14, marked a sad day for the Sons of the American Legion Squad 41 of Carrollton. We, as well as, the American Legion family gathered to say good bye to two long time members. Gene and Sue “Mama Sue” McMurry, both have retired.

    For the sons group, Mama Sue was the point of contact as her smiling face was the one you saw and she told you what you needed to know to become a member of any of these groups.

  • Friends of NRA thanks its banquet supporters


    On March 7th, Three Rivers Friends of NRA, held their annual banquet at Camp KYSOC. This year was another success for the future of shooting sports. Funds raised from this program stay in Kentucky and 50 percent of the funds are allocated to the Youth of Kentucky. The Three Rivers Committee Dave Huesman, Dave Watts, Kathy Watts, Tim Hotfil, and Jory Heveline would like to thank all of our sponsors, underwriters, and donors for their generosity.

  • Eighth, tenth graders meet with community members to discuss potential career paths

    Carroll County students are getting a glimpse of their futures this week. All eighth and tenth graders are participating in a joint initiative between the Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Development, known as Operation Preparation. Two major goals of Operation Preparation are to engage the community and to provide students with the opportunity to hear about the importance of college and/or career planning from an unbiased adult – someone other than a parent or teacher.

  • HB 8 would expand protective orders

    While another round of record snow and cold kept the House and Senate from being able to meet for two days last week, both chambers nonetheless finished work on several notable bills and are poised to pass even more in the three days we meet this week.

    Although it has a couple of hurdles still to clear as of this writing, one of the legislative session’s most far-reaching initiatives appears destined to become law.

  • Telecommunications bill first to pass

    After a successful beginning to the week in the Senate, extreme weather conditions on Wednesday evening into Thursday prevented us from holding session on Thursday and Friday. The LRC offices were closed on Thursday, but were re-opened on Friday, so we held a caucus meeting to discuss some remaining issues facing the final days of the 2015 Session.

  • Benefit planned for Clymer March 21


    I would like to provide some information about a benefit we will be having for Dave Clymer, owner of Carrollton Sheet Metal. The benefit will be on March 21 from 5-8 p.m. at News Auction House. There will be a spaghetti dinner, live band and a raffle/silent auction. Tickets for the events are $10 each and kids under five are free. Each ticket purchased is a chance to win a door prize. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for six.

  • Massie urges Congress not to pass bill similar to last year’s Innovation Act

    At the recent Northern Kentucky Regional First LEGO League Robotics tournament, I marveled at the imagination and creativity displayed by so many young people.  In these students, I see the spirit of ingenuity and a culture of invention that have been critical to our nation’s economic success for over two centuries. I was reminded of the competitions I participated in as a young inventor, and of the American spirit of innovation that inspired me to obtain 29 patents.