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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Museums rev up the local economy

    By Stuart W. Sanders

    Kentucky Historical Society

    “Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.”

    That quote, attributed to the pioneer explorer Daniel Boone, was a prescient insight into modern institutions that educate and engage the public using “interesting objects.”

    Those institutions are museums.

  • Our nation needs to address root causes of youth violence

    By Dr. Pat Withrow

    What are the root causes of adolescent suicide, drug abuse, violence, school shootings, bullying, depression, teen pregnancy and risky sexual behaviors?

    We frequently approach these problems as separate and distinct, occupying their own silo. The truth is they often have their origin from the same basket of maladies with related initiating factors.