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Today's Opinions

  • Approved state budget lowers debt ratio

    When the General Assembly adjourned at midnight Tuesday night, it did so having worked to make Kentucky better by passing legislation aimed at improving the lives of Kentuckians, by passing twice a budget with a lower debt ratio and structural imbalance than what was originally suggested by the Governor and House of Representatives.

  • Lawmakers wrap up issues at veto session

    When the General Assembly left the Capitol late last month for its traditional veto recess – the roughly two-week period a governor has to approve or reject legislation – it was already becoming clear that the regular session’s final two days would be busy.

    That certainly proved to be the case early last week, when the House and Senate worked late to find common ground on several high-profile issues.

  • Libraries help open patrons to new horizons

    I hope that it goes without saying that we love our patrons. To put it in the simplest terms, our patrons are the only reason we open our doors every day. This is one of the few professions that is here to serve the public. We exist to provide our community with resources for learning, entertainment and leisure.

  • Libraries help open patrons to new horizons

    I hope that it goes without saying that we love our patrons. To put it in the simplest terms, our patrons are the only reason we open our doors every day. This is one of the few professions that is here to serve the public. We exist to provide our community with resources for learning, entertainment and leisure.

  • Lawmakers wrap up lingering issues

    Traditionally, the last day of a legislative session is set aside just to consider any vetoes the governor may make.  Recently, however, the General Assembly has also used the time to wrap up a few lingering issues, and this year is no different.

  • Scouts help cleanup after water line break

    Editor:

    The Port William Historical Society would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the scouts and leaders from Boys Scout Troop No. 131 for their help at the Masterson House this past Saturday as we began the clean up from a burst water pipe caused by the recent cold weather.

    Their help was invaluable in getting us started on the renovations necessary from the deluge. Again, to the members and leaders of Troop 131, thank you for your hard work.

    Sam Burgess, President

    Port William Historical Society

  • Schools should be closed Memorial Day

    Editor:

    As a retired employee of the Carroll County school system for 31 years, I believe having school on Memorial Day is one of the most thoughtless things I have ever heard of in the school system.

    Memorial Day is the day we honor all the veterans of the United States of America that have served our country for years and years. It is a day of family get-togethers.

  • Board, attorney don’t protect taxpayers

    Editor:

    I am writing to you because I am really confused as to why our school board members and their attorney, who is also the Commonwealth Attorney, did not protect our interest in signing the contract with Lisa James to be our superintendent.