• State makes huge strides in decreasing traffic fatals

    TOPIC: Traffic fatalities decline sharply
    Keep up the good work

    Plenty of good news happened in 2013 on Kentucky’s roadways. Most people got where they were going and came home again safely.

    There were 634 traffic fatalities last year, still an extremely high number of lives lost. But a year earlier, there were 112 more deaths on Kentucky’s roads.

  • More education money starts with tax reform

    TOPIC: Education funding
    Tax overhaul is way to get there

  • No public use, no eminent domain

    ISSUE: Condemning land for Bluegrass Pipeline
    OUR VIEW: Clarify law and limit use of eminent domain

    Oklahoma-based Williams Co. and Texas-based Boardwalk Pipeline Partners want to build a pipeline to pump natural gas liquids across the Commonwealth. The partnership expects it will not be able to negotiate sales with 2 percent of landowners along the route.

  • Who’s betting on casinos?

    ISSUE: The Gambling Governor

    OUR VIEW: Public vote would settle the matter

    If you’re a betting person, you may want to lay a wager that Gov. Steve Beshear once again will propose expanded gambling to help address the state’s revenue challenges.

    It seems to be the standard answer from the governor’s office when it comes to financial issues.

    Education improvement, gambling can fix that; budget shortfall, gambling is the answer; road needs, let’s gamble our way to the promised land.

  • Simple solution 20 years in making

    ISSUE: City classification system
    OUR VIEW: Proposed reorganization makes sense

    It has been 20 years since the state constitution was amended to drop a largely ignored requirement that city classifications be based on population. But the system continues to be used, despite the voter-approved amendment, because the General Assembly has taken no action to develop a new system in the past two decades.

  • Another year of momentum

    ISSUE: A year in review
    2013 full of progress

  • Pay attention to public input

    ISSUE: Radcliff mayor’s salary raised by council
    OUR VIEW: Process could have been better

    Whoever steps into office in the position of mayor of the city of Radcliff will be doing so with a nice pay increase.

  • Hard to 'Duck' controversy
    ISSUE: Phil Robertson and A&E
    OUR VIEW: Offensive remark, offensive reaction
    When “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson expressed his views on a variety of topics that included statements regarding homosexuality, executives of the A&E network acted surprised. It was as if they had no idea that Robertson felt the way he did. 
  • We celebrate the act of giving

    TOPIC: Christmas giving
    Helping others is what it's all about

    Maybe you were standing outside of a business, ringing a bell and watching strangers reach into their pockets and purses for some loose change or a few dollar bills and drop it into a kettle.

    Or maybe it was selecting a name on a Christmas tree with a wish list that was more about a child's clothing needs for survival than entertainment, and the way reaching out to help someone you will never know, felt good.

  • Another look at recent honorees