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Today's Opinions

  • Communications bill wins Senate OK

    This week in Frankfort, the Senate passed key pieces of legislation that help our students and school districts, provide economic development and access to better communications, and give law enforcement time-saving investigation procedures.

    I am happy to report my Senate Bill 99 passed on Thursday. The bill enables rural citizens to have access to communications infrastructure for better wireless and broadband service.

  • House approves measures to improve education, raise the minimum wage

    With more than half of state government’s revenue dedicated to education, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many of the bills considered by the General Assembly every year are also centered on the subject.

    That was certainly the case last week in the Kentucky House of Represent-atives, which sent to the Senate several pieces of legislation designed to improve different facets of our schools.

  • CCHS students praised for sportsmanship

    Editor:

    My name is Cindy Cornett and I am a parent of No. 35, Justin Cornett, on Cordia’s basketball team. Your students are to be commended. Their kindness did not go unnoticed.  

  • Snow removal efforts appreciated by family

    Editor:

    We would like to acknowledge the City of Ghent snow removal/road work by Jimmy Lewellyn. His dedication to plowing and salting the roads by being out extremely early in the morning and continually up keeping the equipment and supplies in order to provide manageable roads for drivers needs to be acknowledged. His commitment to the job goes way beyond being a City Commissioner/Supervisor of Streets and Roads; he cares about the city and its safety. It’s important to take the time to thank Jimmy for his volunteer efforts.

    Joe Eddie and Mary Beall,

  • KU group donations to Lighthouse

    Editor:

    I want to thank the Kentucky Utilities Recreation Committee for its wonderful, generous donations to the children of the Cartmell Elementary Lighthouse. The students were thrilled to receive soccer balls, art supplies, building sets and puzzles. The hula hoops we received were a huge hit, and the kids are looking forward to tie-dying T-shirts when the weather is warmer. Most exciting for them was the Wii, controllers and “Just Dance 2014” game. We have a lot of dancers here!

  • Senators hear governor’s budget plan, eye bills on elections, abortion

    After observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, the Legislature went back to work.

    Tuesday was a significant day as Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine became the first female legislator to preside over the joint session of the Kentucky General Assembly, during which Gov. Steve Beshear presented his proposed budget.

    During the address, Beshear presented a multi-faceted budget proposal of $20.3 billion for the next two fiscal years. The plan calls for 5 percent cuts to most state agencies, proposes a gas tax increase and borrows $1.9 billion in new debt.

  • Governor’s budget would raises teacher salaries, boost education

    Shortly after Gov. Steve Beshear first took office in late 2007, he remarked that not only did he find the cupboard bare, it was actually gone.

    It hasn’t gotten any easier since then.  Cumulative budget cuts over the last six years have reached $1.6 billion, the state government workforce has shrunk to its smallest size in 40 years and the list of needs continues to grow faster than the revenue coming in.

  • “Firefighter Greg” returns to Kathryn Winn Feb. 4

    On behalf of all the members of the Carrollton Fire Department, I am ecstatic to announce that for the second straight year we will be partnering with Carroll County Schools to bring our Fire Prevention Program back into the classroom. Building upon the success of last year, our firefighters are eager to begin working with the students and staff.