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Today's Opinions

  • Derby activities belong to all Kentuckians

    It begins with Thunder Over Louisville and the events keep on coming, right up to the first Saturday each May.

    The mini-marathon, the Great Balloon Race and Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront all have developed followings of their own. Smaller crowds participate in everything from volleyball games to a poker tournament as the Kentucky Derby Festival’s excitement begins.

    When Derby Week eventually arrives the Great Steamboat Race occurs on Wednesday afternoon and the Pegasus Parade on Thursday.

  • U.S. 31W median plan needs second look

    ISSUE: Dividing Dixie with barriers and U-turn cuts
    OUR VIEW: Mayor Duvall offers a valid alternative

    You can’t fight City Hall.

    You’ve heard that adage. It means the folks who make the rules are difficult to challenge when it comes to the rules.

    Consider this: Can City Hall fight the Transportation Cabinet?

  • Basketball fame won't save him in this court

    ISSUE: Richie Farmer indicted on multiple felony counts
    OUR VIEW: Allegations tarnish a hardwood legend

  • May 3, 2013: Our readers write

    Cancer unites us all

    Can you name something we all have in common?

  • May 2, 2013: Our readers write

    All Propaganda?

    This letter is to comment on a previous writer’s letter on April 21. The writer’s letter was well written and factual.

  • Derby weekend is about safety

    ISSUE: Derby time is here
    OUR VIEW:
    You can’t be too careful

    The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby will provide another shining moment in our state’s history. It is so much more than just a horse race. It truly is Kentucky’s opportunity to showcase all it represents.

  • How politics has changed

    When two senators recently got into a spat over whether the Boston Marathon bombings were being politicized, the news was everywhere within minutes. Reams of commentary quickly followed.

    In the maneuvering over gun-control legislation, every twist and turn was reported instantly and then endlessly debated.

    As the effects of the federal sequester start to make themselves felt, outlets in every medium — print, television, online — are carrying both the news and the inevitable partisan sniping over its meaning.

  • EIS, let the building continue

    ISSUE: EIS hires next superintendent
    OUR VIEW: Smooth transition expected

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools Board of Education adopted a strategic plan about two years ago. Within that plan, the district identified an overall four-piece objective: interventions, college and career readiness, family and business partnerships and a quality teacher in every classroom.