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Today's Opinions

  • New prosecutor offers new promises and hope

    It's hard not to like Shane Young.

    After all, you have to like a man who chokes up while trying to describe how important his wife is to him.

    Shortly after taking the oath of office last week to officially become commonwealth's attorney for the 9th Circuit, Young struggled for the words to aptly describe his devotion to his wife, Teresa, who will serve alongside him as one of the assistant commonwealth's attorneys.

    Otherwise, Young is not a person who has trouble expressing himself.

  • Jan. 13, 2013: Our readers write

    Don’t feed the addiction

    Addiction usually is initiated when something occurs that causes the “addicted” to feel good. This “feeling good” becomes a self-fulfilling desire to repeat the process. This occurs even if the “feel good” turns out to be destructive or very counter-productive.

    Our federal government is addicted to doing things that make politicians “feel good” as a unit. They do this without addressing the full ramifications; therefore we have an unsustainable debt.

  • Blurry lines

    ISSUE: Legislative redistricting
    OUR VIEW: Politics clouds the process

    Kentucky’s Senate and House legislative districts need to be redrawn to reflect results of the 2010 Census. It’s only fair.

    But government business in Frankfort is not about fairness.

  • 'Ghost governments' could lead to millions of auditors

    American revolutionary James Otis gets credit for saying: “Taxation without representation is tyranny.”

    Whoever said it, those words ring just as true here today in Kentucky as they did in 18th century colonial Massachusetts.

    Thankfully, State Auditor Adam Edelen also is demonstrating his belief in this founding principle with his initiative to hold accountable the more than 1,200 special taxing districts strung out across the commonwealth.

  • Making the grade

    ISSUE: New HCS preschool classes
    OUR VIEW:
    Preschool offers advantages now and into the future

    Thanks to money made available through the federal Title I program, not to mention considerable hard work in planning invested by local early childhood educators and administrators, two new preschool classes are opening in the Hardin County Schools.

  • Jan. 11, 2013: Our readers write

    No new debt limit

    We are in a situation which is few short years away from a complete financial collapse.

    This nation has been running annual deficits of more than $1 trillion for the past four years and our national debt is $16 trillion. What is our president’s solution? Tax increases for the job creators and four more years of deficit spending with a projected national debt of $20 trillion by 2017.

    This doesn’t touch the trillions in unfunded liabilities in Social Security, Medicare and state pension funds.

  • Huge to-do list, limited time

    ISSUE: Tax reform
    OUR VIEW:
    It will take a special session

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform recently concluded its work and on Dec. 17 issued a 453-page report. It includes recommendations that, if adopted, would increase revenue to state government by some $650 million in the first year.

    The report includes more than 50 recommendations that run the gamut from esoteric accounting measures to lowering personal income tax rates for most Kentuckians, even high-income earners.

  • Jan. 10, 2013: Our readers write

    Toddlers and tantrums

    As newborn children begin to move about, most parents employ strategies that protect the youngsters, those nearby and property. A simple and effective way to ward off trouble is removing objects that could be broken, thrown, eaten, etc., from the reach of curious hands.