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Today's Opinions

  • KCTCS offers affordable education options now

    While lawmakers, higher education leaders and political pundits debate the feasibility of America’s College Promise — President Obama’s proposal for tuition-free community college — somewhere in Kentucky a graduating senior or a working adult wonder whether they can afford to go to college.

  • Vine Grove invests in infrastructure

    ISSUE: Vine Grove spends $350,000 on property
    OUR VIEW: Mayor exhibits caution before action

    With snow blanketing the entire community, it’s wise to take cautious, deliberate steps to keep from falling.

    That advice also might describe Blake Proffitt’s approach to leadership.

  • Feb. 18, 2015: Our readers write

    Column seen as propaganda

    In a recent column, “Civilization depends on our resolve and convictions,” Ron Lewis condemns a political correctness that would make us reluctant to criticize Islam (as if reluctance to criticize Islam was a real problem).

  • Graduation rates looking up locally

    TOPIC: Local graduation rates improve
    OUR VIEW: Moving numbers forward is vital

    Educators are big on numbers: Percentage of students who are deemed college ready, ACT and SAT scores, drop-out rates. In many ways, school districts reflect sports with its measurements for success.

  • Good deeds: From tuition to diapers

    EXTENDING TUITION DISCOUNTS. Webster University has joined the growing number of colleges and universities to offer discount tuition rates to military spouses.

  • Personal experience dealing with measles

    In recent weeks, news stories about measles outbreaks and immunizations have spread like ... well, like the measles.

    Measles — and a similar ailment known as rubella or more commonly as three-day or German measles — were quite common a half-century ago. Most kids contracted it. In fact, it was considered to be a common childhood disease.

  • Adding impact to DUI laws

    TOPIC: Brianna Taylor Act addresses DUI laws
    OUR VIEW: Sliver of positive in the face of tragedy

    Every single time someone puts themselves under the influence of alcohol or drugs and gets behind the steering wheel of a vehicle and drives, they are doing more than putting their life in jeopardy.

  • Feb. 13, 2015: Our readers write

    Someone is playing games with gas

    I know this is not a new topic and I really appreciate the gas prices coming down. But why are they going back up? I saw on the TV news where the distributor said they raise the price and lower it to make it balance out. Why don’t they find a medium, a fair price and stick to it?