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Today's Opinions

  • State makes strides on education issues

    A quarter-century ago, Kentucky had nowhere to go but up when it came to the education levels of adults 25 and older.

    Only two-thirds had graduated from high school, and less than a sixth had earned a bachelor’s degree.  No state had a lower combined percentage.

  • Rand: Bevin’s vetoes limit educational opportunities

    Other than constitutional amendments, which go before the voters, every bill the General Assembly passes has to clear one final hurdle before becoming law: The governor’s pen.

    The governor has the authority to sign or reject bills, or to let them become law without a signature.  He or she can only approve or veto bills in their entirety – except in budgetary matters, which can be line-item vetoed without affecting the rest.

  • Legislative session successful for Ky. agriculture

    The 2016 session of the General Assembly has come to an end, and we are thankful that this session was successful for agriculture in Kentucky. We worked together in a bipartisan fashion to pass legislation that will assist farm communities, agribusinesses, and consumers from all areas of the Commonwealth. 

  • Who is Bernie Sanders?

    “We let men take wealth which is not theirs; if the seizure is “legal” we call it high profits and the profiters help decide what is legal.” - W.E.B. Dubois in “The Nation,” October 1956.

                              

  • Is my DNA sabotaging my results?

    It’s tough. It is tough to sometimes understand when you see friends, colleagues, enemies, etc. getting in phenomenal shape … If you are finding things difficult and perhaps not achieving the results you believe you should be, it is easy to blame your genes.

    Guess what? You don’t have to! Take control of your genetics and here is how!

    The three most important misconceptions about how you might think your DNA is sabotaging your results and what you can do about it!

  • Thanks to all for help with mock crash

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  • Stress: Fact of life, Fact of fat

    For most of us, stress is a fact of life. Unfortunately, research reveals that it is also a fact of fat. Stress can cause many health issues, as well as affect your weight.

  • Rand highlights other top bills resulting from session besides budget

    Legislative sessions tend to be remembered for just a handful of new laws, and this year’s, which ended April 15, is no different.

    The budget was understandably the most prominent, with its chief highlight being the significant amount of new money the General Assembly put toward the unfunded liabilities of our public retirement systems.