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Today's Opinions

  • I stand for teachers

    By Joberta Wells 

    If you haven’t been following the news about our teachers’ standing up to the governor and legislators in recent weeks, you have been in a coma or on Mars!

    How would you like it if you were told that the promises made about the pension you would get after years of teaching were not going to be honored? You’d be angry and so are the teachers. 

  • What can we do to prevent school shootings?

    By Melissa Martin

    The same questions are asked after each mass shooting on American soil. Shock. Panic. Horror. We struggle with strife and strain to search for answers to keep our children and citizens safe from mass shooters. Fear that it will happen again, catapults us to grasp at methods and means to prevent carnages of bloodshed—incomprehensible atrocities to civilization.

  • Kentucky’s children are winners in the new state budget

    By Dr. Terry Brooks

    Kentucky Youth Advocates

    In the best of times, crafting a budget is a complicated and difficult challenge. In these times of fiscal constraints, growing needs, and a less than certain economic future, crafting a budget is about making the toughest of decisions.

    As we think about the proposed budget and Kentucky’s kids, and given the tight budget constraints, it is important to highlight the wins.

  • Legislature considers pension, prescriptions and police cameras

    By Robert Weber

    Kentucky General Assembly

    FRANKFORT — Efforts to reform the state’s public pension systems have taken a winding road and faced uncertain prospects at times since the issue came to the forefront of public discussion last year. But after making changes based on input received from stakeholders throughout the General Assembly’s 2018 session, public pension legislation reached the end of its legislative journey this week as lawmakers approved a bill on the issue and delivered it to the governor’s office to be signed into law.

  • Make healthy shifts in food choices at home

    Lake Cumberland District Health Department

    During National Nutrition Month, celebrated each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” by making small, healthy shifts in food choices when cooking at home.

  • Kentuckian to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentuckian and World War II U.S. Army veteran First Lt Garlin Murl Conner, of Clinton County, will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The announcement came Thursday from President Donald Trump, who will host 1st Lt. Conner’s widow, Pauline Conner, at a White House ceremony.

    First Lt. Conner had previously received four Silver Stars, one Bronze Star, three Purple Hearts, and the EAME Campaign Medal with 7 Bronze Stars for his bravery in the European and Mediterranean theaters from 1943-1945.

  • Christ’s sacrifice paves the way to our Heavenly home

    It had been a while since I’d thought of it, but it all came rushing back to me when I saw the movie, “I Can Only Imagine,” the American biographical Christian drama film based on the story behind the MercyMe song of the same name, the most played Christian radio single ever.

  • Grilled pizza springs onto the menu

    By Gloria Yoder

    My favorite season is on its way! Is there any other season so invigorating and exciting as Spring? This Spring I’ve had lots of fun watching the earth awaken as the first Spring peepers were heard, the grass started turning green, and the trees surrounding our house began to bud. I especially enjoy watching the tulips that Daniel gave me a year ago on Mother’s Day, as they poke their lush green heads through the flower bed which I can see from my kitchen window.