Today's Opinions

  • Education becoming the focus

    As the 2018 session moves into February, key House priorities are moving through the legislative process, and we recently passed multiple bills to enhance the quality of education in Kentucky.

  • Several bills passed last week in Legislature

    This week was the busiest yet in Frankfort with a number of bills moving through committees and onto the Senate and House floors for votes. We were also visited by a number of statewide advocacy groups that championed their great causes and rallied in the Capitol Rotunda. Between visiting constituents, committee meetings, and voting on the Senate floor, we continued to discuss the upcoming budget.

  • Reforming Medicaid, tweaking elections and overcoming evil

    Past expanded government programs, present evil and future gubernatorial elections highlight this first 2018 edition of “Liberty Boosters and Busters.”
    Liberty Boosters: President Trump for allowing states waivers to create work requirements for able-bodied adults added to Medicaid as part of Obamacare, and Gov. Matt Bevin for ensuring Kentucky was first in line for approval.
    Progressives are taking legal action, claiming such requirements weren’t part of the 1965 law creating Medicaid.

  • The free market can’t fix budget

    By Rep. Jim Wayne


    One of my favorite spots in Kentucky is on top of a steep knob overlooking the Rolling Fork River valley in Marion County. The reward of a strenuous hike to this peak is sitting on a limestone outcropping on a clear winter day seeing the log home of my great great grandparents, the wide river valley pasture below, spotted with Angus cows and, beyond the river, the forests and fields of Casey County. This spot is a place of inspiration and imagination.

  • Local SBDM councils empower local schools

    By Ronda Harmon

    Kentucky Association of School Councils

    The hard-working principals, teachers, and parents who come together to lead our schools have grown accustomed to being asked to produce improved results with limited resources.

    This year, however, that more-with-less challenge looks to be more daunting than ever. It’s going to take everyone in the school and district community doing their part to address drastic state budget cuts.

  • Kentucky reports flu activity now epidemic

    Kentucky Department for Public Health

  • Helicopter crew assists elk capture, relocation efforts

    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

  • Clerks earn $10 for checking IDs in tobacco sales

    Casey and Adair County KY ASAP

    Three out of five clerks in Liberty sold tobacco to minors without checking their IDs.

    Recently, four underage youth, aged 16 and 17, working as Investigative Aides through KY TRUST Compliance Check Program, Casey and Adair County KY ASAP representatives, and law enforcement officers, completed five tobacco compliance checks with tobacco vendors in Liberty. The program is called “Reward and Remind.”