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Today's Opinions

  • Plea bargain proves to be right solution for county, Kinman

    Carroll County Common-wealth’s Attorney Jim Crawford deserves praise for his recent handling of the Sheriff Jamie Kinman case, where he was indicted on several felonies, misdemeanors and malfeasance violations.

    There are people who have been critical of the plea agreement Crawford worked out in the Kinman case. I believe everyone needs to step back and look at how the agreement was the right way to go for the county’s taxpayers and those who depend on the sheriff’s office as their primary law enforcement agency.

  • Congrats on a job left undone

    The State Journal

    One of the most positive developments coming from a rapid-fire end to a transformative legislative session was something that didn’t happen.

  • Believe in a trusted news source

    By Becky Barnes

    The Cynthiana Democrat

    What is your No. 1 news source?

    How confident are you in that source?

    I have been in the news-providing business for over 40 years. It’s a place where writers have been drummed with “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out.”

    That’s not something that happens on social media. Real news happens and is reported by real journalists.

  • Exercise caution for motorcyclists

    Editor:

    Spring is here motorcyclists are riding the roadways. If you are riding a motorcycle or driving a vehicle you have a responsibility to protect the motoring public.

    Motorcyclists should take extra care to protect themselves: obey the traffic laws, wear protective riding gear, maintain a safe motorcycle, be aware of weather and road conditions, ride as if the motoring public is not aware you are out there, make sure you are seen in traffic, and ride as if you are invisible. The life you save may be your own.

  • Legislative session sees some bad bills, good ones approved

    The 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is now history, and with its conclusion comes the consideration of what was accomplished, both good and bad, and how the adoption of these policies will play out for the future of the Commonwealth.

  • Make friends with good news sources

    The Advocate-Messenger

    Who do you trust? You probably trust family members and friends you’ve known a long time. And you probably trust them even if you disagree with them on many things.

    You don’t trust strangers you just met, nor should you.

    It’s not surprising, then, that people don’t trust news stories from websites they’ve never heard of before or that they don’t read regularly.

  • Technology has changed the way people interact with government leaders

    There was a time when most people connected with their elected officials over landline phones or by sending a letter through the postal service.

    Oh, how times have changed.

  • Newspaper has covered changes over 150 years

    The Civil War had ended just a couple of years earlier and the nation was still recovering from the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, a native Kentuckian.

    Residents of Carrollton were hungry for news and the chance to keep up with local happenings, as well as those across the nation.