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Today's Opinions

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Are you loved?

    By Dr. Angelia S. Bryant,

    Someone had the courage to Ask, “I have been married to a man who talks down to me for the last 5 years. During that time, he has called me every bad name possible. Then, after he calms down, he tells me he didn’t mean what he said. Still, it hurts me and, sometimes, I actually believe he is right about me. I’m not sure what to do.”

  • Welding is not that easy

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing in response to a comment made by the new conservation officer, Joel High, in a recent edition of The Casey County News.

    In the article, he was asked, “Why welding?” and his response was, “I went for something easy.”

    My husband has been in the welding industry in some for for almost 30 years, and I have many friends who are welders, and I feel safe in speaking for all of them by saying there is nothing “easy” about welding.

  • Misconceptions abound about KentuckyWired

    From Randy Lutke
    KCNA Communications Director

    In the interest of openness and transparency, the Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) would like to address some statements about KentuckyWired that have appeared in the public forum lately. KCNA would like Kentucky’s citizens to be properly informed.

    Misconception #1. Stopping the project

  • State pension problem stems from defined benefits system

    By Bob Martin
    Guest columnist

    There are two types of pension systems: the defined benefits program and the defined contributions program. It is telling that private employers totally abandoned defined benefits pensions in the 70s and 80s, while almost all public-sector employers still rely on defined benefits pensions. Private sector employers pay for pensions with their own money, while public-sector employers pay for pensions with someone else’s money.

  • Merit pay for teachers merits consideration

    By Jim Waters

    Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan at a recent town hall on public pensions bemoaned the fact that interest in vacant teaching positions has dropped in recent years from as many as 100 applicants per opening to as few as 10, with some openings in math and science-related fields nearly impossible to fill.

  • State pension problem stems from defined benefits system

    By Bob Martin
    Guest columnist

    There are two types of pension systems: the defined benefits program and the defined contributions program. It is telling that private employers totally abandoned defined benefits pensions in the 70s and 80s, while almost all public-sector employers still rely on defined benefits pensions. Private sector employers pay for pensions with their own money, while public-sector employers pay for pensions with someone else’s money.

  • Merit pay for teachers merits consideration

    By Jim Waters

    Hardin County Schools Superintendent Teresa Morgan at a recent town hall on public pensions bemoaned the fact that interest in vacant teaching positions has dropped in recent years from as many as 100 applicants per opening to as few as 10, with some openings in math and science-related fields nearly impossible to fill.

  • The way we think defines who we are

    By Dr. William Holland

    When we talk about life being filled with possibilities, we usually imagine someone stepping into our situation and helping us achieve our goals.