Today's Opinions

  • Three challenges necessary to improve the road ahead

    One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown.

    Yes, the capital is focused on next year’s elections, but honestly! There was only one real loser and that was the American people.

    Why? Because nothing got resolved. The agreement leaves the government open only until mid-January and gives the Treasury the ability to borrow through early February. All that effort secured us the barest minimum that we needed.

  • Decision on Public Square

    ISSUE: Dealing with Newberry's building
    OUR VIEW: Answer the mayor's question

  • Paying for time off

    ISSUE: Back pay to cover furlough time
    OUR VIEW: Cost of Congressional inaction

  • Oct. 24, 2013: Our reader's write

    Bruno for president

    After days of fighting like cats and dogs, our U.S. Congress and President Obama have the government “running” again by agreeing to continue to spend more money than the country has, which results in additional borrowing, because none of them have the fortitude to stop their political prostitution.

  • Crime and punishment

    ISSUE: Terminated for confronting shoplifter
    Only one bad guy in this situation

    What appeared at face value to be cause for praising an employee’s actions has resulted in disdain from many in response to the action Lowe’s home improvement store took in terminating one of its own.

  • Domestic abuse comes in many ways

    ISSUE: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    OUR VIEW: Never be afraid to speak up

    Maybe it was being struck or talked so poorly to that you felt like your life was made to seem meaningless.

    Maybe it was just the way your every move was being controlled or monitored.

    There are many characteristics of an abusive relationship. And while October is observed each year as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the problem has no timeframe, the victims often no escape route.

  • Attorneys can make a difference by ‘helping just one’

    Imagine facing serious, life-changing legal issues such as bankruptcy, foreclosure, domestic violence and wrongful eviction and not being able to afford an attorney.

    That’s the reality for thousands of low-income Kentuckians.

    As we celebrate National Pro Bono Week from Oct. 20-26, the Kentucky Access to Justice Commission is highlighting widespread demand for civil legal aid in Kentucky and recognizing attorneys who provide free legal counsel to those who need it most.

  • Oct. 23, 2013: Our readers write

    Another school shooting