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Today's Opinions

  • House budget rejects Bevin’s education cuts, includes full funding for state retirement

    When Gov. Matt Bevin presented his budget to the General Assembly in late January, it quickly became clear that his proposed cuts to education would be too much for our schools to handle.

    It would reduce elementary and secondary funding by more than $380 million over the next two years and take away almost $160 million more from our colleges and universities.  That’s 540 million steps back at a time when it is more critical than ever that we have our students running ahead.

  • Senate reviewing House budget; first hearing for proposed pension reform bill

    Receiving the Commonwealth’s two-year, multi-billion dollar budget plan from our colleagues in the House highlighted one of our busiest weeks yet in the Senate as we reached the two-thirds point of the 2018 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Hundreds of visitors from all corners of Kentucky packed committee hearings and rallied for important causes in a week that saw no shortage of legislative activity.

  • Put your seat belt on, this might get bumpy

    Do volatile markets cause you sleepless nights? Are you to the point that you want to pull the plug on your investments? You’re not alone.

    Many investors want to disregard all logic and, unfortunately, make bad decisions when markets are turbulent. However, making investment decisions based on emotion, rather than good judgement, is usually the absolute worst thing you can do for your family’s financial future.

  • Library garden now a safe haven for monarch butterflies during migration

    The Carroll County Public Library is officially Monarch Butterfly Waystation number 18,956. While that may not sound very impressive, we are super excited about it.

  • Greatest weapons are love, compassion

    Editor:

    We the people are at war! Whether it be the children being bombed in Syria, the innocent teenagers in their own schools, or the baby being fed drugs through his own mother’s umbilical cord. We are not waiting for war. We are not hoping that war will not come to our doorsteps. We are at war! The enemy is pure, cold blooded evil, and we must fight!

  • Arney offers tips on how to curb your cravings

    Cravings set in for different reasons at different times. Often people get hungry in the evening after spending a lot of energy during the day and then training. Once they begin to relax hunger often sets in.

    For this reason I think it makes sense to focus on eating foods that are going to make you feel full in the evening. Yes, context must be applied to this because you have a daily energy allowance and goals to achieve within a certain timeframe. However, here are some of the foods I’d suggest for curbing cravings and helping with progress at the same time.

  • The process to introduce SB 1 produces textbook example democracy in action

    Although it wasn’t his intention, Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to radically change Kentucky’s public retirement systems has sparked a textbook example of democracy in action.

    Since he and other legislative leaders presented a framework of ideas last fall, there have been dozens of public forums, hundreds of people crowding the Capitol’s hallways and thousands of letters, phone messages and emails – almost all of which have been in opposition to what the governor would like to do.

  • Reader calls on Trump to create Billy Graham Day

    Editor:

    Out of respect for a great leader, I would love for our president to pass a bill calling for Billy Graham Day. School should be out, and state people should get off work. The Graham family has done so much for us and the world. They deserve this tribute to their father in our appreciation.

    Sincerely,

    Anna Perkinson