.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Where are our priorities?

     

    What if I told you that more than a thousand people recently died on American soil due to a natural disaster? 

    You would probably be shocked, right? Disturbed? You would probably be wondering why it hasn’t been all over the news, why there weren’t massive operations to provide relief to those affected. 

  • The stories of our veterans

     

    Monday was Memorial Day, and I was fortunate enough to spend it covering the local celebration of the veterans who have served our nation and represented our community so honorably as they did so.

    As the event was winding down, I spoke with a gentleman who was dressed in full Air Force uniform, despite the fact that his service ended nearly 63 years ago.

  • A shot in the arm for hepatitis A

    When I volunteer to get a shot, you know it’s serious. That’s the case with the health crisis of hepatitis A in Kentucky right now. It is a very serious problem, and one I believe should be met head on with the vaccine for the threatening illness.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hepatitis A is a very contagious liver infection that can be contracted by being exposed to contaminated food, or from someone who is infected with the disease. The best prevention is simply washing your hands.

  • Kentucky’s financial future requires tough decisions

     

    For many months, we have been working to resolve the toughest financial crisis Kentucky has ever faced, a crisis that began many years ago and that previous governors and legislators either negligently handled or ignored. It is now snowballing out of control. Nothing about this process has been easy. That does not, however, take away from the present reality that we are facing, or from the difficult decisions that must still be made.

  • Victims’ rights bill needs assistance from voters

     

    In Kentucky last year, 23,785 felony cases resulted in a conviction. In each case, there was a victim who had to navigate a complicated judicial system at a severe disadvantage to those accused of doing them harm. Too often, the criminal justice system meant to work for them caused even more anguish.

    It shouldn’t be this way in Kentucky. And, with your help in November, it won’t be much longer.

  • School district should name superintendent finalists

     

    The Taylor County Board of Education is getting its superintendent search underway, as it was announced Monday night that 12 candidates had placed their names into the mix to be the leader of the district.

    The process is just in the early stages, and a superintendent is not expected to be announced until the beginning of June. There is still a lot to be discussed and evaluated moving forward, but one thing the board should keep in mind as this process unfolds is transparency.

  • Teachers go above and beyond

     

    I’m a little later to the game than many other columnists around the state, but I wanted to take an opportunity to chime in on Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s comments made on 99.9 The Big Dawg last week.

    Let’s be clear about one thing here: Gov. Bevin’s comments were absolutely out of line, and teachers have every right to be upset about what was said. I’m not even a teacher and was disappointed in what I heard.

  • Trip to National Civil Rights Museum is one worth taking

     

    As we observe Black History Month, I find myself reflecting on a recent trip that taught me more about the history of our nation, including some of the cruelest times imaginable. It was a visit to Memphis, Tennessee, to the National Civil Rights Museum, and it was a trip well worth taking.

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his life fighting for equality. He did so until his death on April 4, 1968, in Memphis.