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Today's Opinions

  • First Marketbasket Survey of 2018 shows slight increase in food prices

    Kentucky Farm Bureau

    For the first time in nearly two years, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Marketbasket Survey indicated food prices increased slightly during the first quarter of 2018.

    Each quarter, 40 basic food items are price-checked throughout the state to gauge current food-price trends. Since the end of 2016, surveyed food items had dropped by a total of $3.79 or just over three percent.

  • Wanted: Spare parts

    By Joberta Wells

    I’m beginning to feel like Grandpappy’s old 1939 farm truck that is up on blocks behind the old tobacco barn. Bits and pieces are rusting and falling off that venerable old vehicle. Bits and pieces are rusting and falling off me, too, so to speak.

  • Seeking justice for sex trafficking victims

    By Mitch McConnell

    Many of us have heard heartbreaking stories of human trafficking and child exploitation. These reprehensible practices continue to plague communities and devastate families throughout our nation, sickening us to the core.

  • Bill clouds citizens’ right to know

    By Jim Waters

    The incredible demolition of the Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort’s tallest building brought down after falling into disrepair, offers a stark visual reminder not only of what’s going to happen with continued neglect of reforming Kentucky’s pension systems but also the danger of eroding respect for its open records and meetings laws.

  • KU and LG&E bills to go down 6 percent

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission has reduced the total annual revenue of the Kentucky Utilities Co. (KU) and of Louisville Gas & Electric. Co. (LG&E) by $203.8 million to reflect the reduction in federal corporate income taxes that took effect at the first of the year.

  • Support the Casey Honor Guard

    Dear editor,

    The Casey County Veterans Honor Guard has been raising funds to purchase a van to transport their unit to perform their duties.

    The Masonic Lodges of Casey County are having a fundraiser to support their cause.

    A breakfast will be held at Craftsman Masonic Lodge from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday March 31. The meal will be all you can eat of ham, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy for $5.

    The location of the lodge is behind McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Everyone is invited especially all veterans and their families.

  • Adopt-a-Highway groups to give roads a ‘Spring Clean’

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Thousands of volunteers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Adopt-a-Highway program will give the state’s roadsides a “Spring Clean” from March 19-25 during the first cleanup outing of 2018.

  • Study aims to slow Asian carp

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife

    Researchers will experiment with a riverbed bubbler and sound system as part of the ongoing effort to slow the spread of Asian carp throughout the Mississippi River basin.

    European technology originally designed to steer migrating salmon back into main river channels will be tested below Barkley Dam in western Kentucky as an environmentally friendly way to block passage of Asian carp upstream.