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Today's Opinions

  • Disparity in fees should not be

    ISSUE: Local cities report on alcohol revenues
    OUR VIEW:
    All should have access to regulatory fees

    Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Tom Reynolds recently reported the City of Elizabethtown collected more than $955,000 in regulatory fees in 2013. That figure grew from more than $800,000 in license and regulatory fees collected on the sale of alcohol in the city last year. That’s a sizeable increase in revenues.

  • Retail Federation challenges proposed 1 percent local tax

    The Kentucky House of Representatives is considering HB 399 to allow local governments to impose up to a 1 percent local sales tax. The Kentucky Retail Federation has serious concerns about the proposal’s impact on Kentucky’s businesses and consumers as well as the commonwealth itself.

  • Other school districts hope to mimic HCS

    ISSUE:  Excellence in early childood education

    OUR VIEW: HCS’ North Park serves as an example

    Here’s something you probably learned in kindergarten: Sometimes, it’s difficult to appreciate the full value of what we have until someone else wants it.

    A number of Kentucky school district administrators and teachers want to achieve the excellence provided by the Hardin County Schools’ early childhood education program.

  • Building on progress while investing for the future

    Kentucky’s lawmakers have created a strong foundation for the state’s early childhood education and development programs. Now, they have the opportunity to ensure continued and meaningful progress in this vital area in the budget they will enact for 2014-2016.

  • Champions in our hearts

    ISSUE:  EHS Lady Panthers finish second at state
    OUR VIEW: Accomplishments will be remembered

  • March 18, 2014: Our readers write

    What about treatment of poor?
    In the 2014 mid-term elections and in the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party should pay significantly at the ballot box for currently writing off the unemployed. The GOP’s weak-minded and weak-hearted response to the unemployed and poor in our country is despicable.
    If the unemployed and poor voted their self-interest in every primary and general election, the Republican Party soon would become a permanent minority party.

  • United Way raises the bar

    TOPIC: United Way campaign
    OUR VIEW: Thanks to everyone, it helps many

    When you sign your United Way of Central Kentucky pledge card each year and check off an amount to give, do you really know who you are helping with your gift?

    It may be a child in an afterschool facility who has what they need because of you and others.

  • Avoid advance fee loans

    Consumers nationwide continue to be victimized by sophisticated loan scams that demand up-front fees for loans that are never delivered.

    Thieves use fabricated addresses to steal tens of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting borrowers, many of them desperate for money to help pay bills, buy medicines or save their homes.

    In most cases, the consumer said he or she applied for a loan online and was contacted by phone or email by a person representing the phony loan companies.