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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial: Jan. 14, 2013
  • School of second chances offers no simple credits

    British author and philosopher C.S. Lewis once observed, “Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.”

    I thought of Lewis’ statement after the University of Louisville hired Bobby Petrino as their head football coach for the second time. Not being a Cardinal fan, forgiving the coach for his past mistakes was easy for me.

  • Veterans urged to remember this vote
  • Jan. 14, 2014: Our readers write

    Veterans urged to remember this vote

    Veterans who vote should remember that our own United States representative, Brett Guthrie, voted for the federal budget deal that reduces the cost-of-living benefits for veteran retirees younger than 62. His vote was to reduce veteran’s cost of living.

  • Jan. 14, 2014: Our readers write

    Veterans urged to remember this vote

    Veterans who vote should remember that our own United States representative, Brett Guthrie, voted for the federal budget deal that reduces the cost-of-living benefits for veteran retirees younger than 62. His vote was to reduce veteran’s cost of living.

  • Acts of service to praise, cherish

    The New Year has arrived but some praiseworthy mentions are due related to some December accomplishments.

    A patriarch of education. The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, which has been the leading voice for improved education in Kentucky for a quarter century, received a like-minded figure when Al Rider decided to accept its invitation to serve on the committee.

    The recently retired president and CEO of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation has been a long-time advocate of improving public education.

  • Jan. 13, 2014: Our readers write

    Harry Berry set higher standard

    The announcement of Judge-Executive Harry Berry to seek a fourth term as leader of Hardin County probably came as good news to many. His list of accomplishments is long in the time he has spent in office. But there is one subtle achievement that most won’t realize. It’s his leadership from the top down. 

  • Jan. 12, 2014: Our readers write

    Seeking to restore education funding

    As the 2014 General Assembly begins, I want to raise citizens’ awareness of a critical issue facing our legislators: new school funds to match the higher expectations for our students and our educators.