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Today's Opinions

  • Doctors, not bureaucrats, should decide appropriate care

    As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, I have voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and participated in dozens of hearings that revealed astronomical costs, billion-dollar slush funds and countless other negative consequences of the health care law.

  • Jan. 30, 2012: Our readers write

    It’s a conflict
    I find it disturbing that local government leaders vying for liquor licenses would be allowed, considering their positions and involvement in the decision making process, though obviously it fits in with the usual way things are done around here. How dare any of them say this is not a conflict of interest or breach of ethics.

  • Making in-home care decisions

    Basically, we all travel down the same road of life. As we transition from children to adults, we make many key decisions regarding careers, families and well being. We decide where to settle and live out our years and, hopefully, will be able to decide who will help us as we grow older.

    Caring for yourself or an older family member as the aging process happens is not a new concept. Families have been doing this for generations; in fact, it was an expectation of family.

  • Jan. 29, 2012: Our readers write

    Voters are the losers
    The more I hear and understand the political actions taken by both parties to further their own self interests and gain power over the “other side,” the more disgusted I become. We’re seeing the evidence of so-called political PACs making untrue attacks on candidates without their input or ability to change them.

  • Legislative boundaries devolve into legal fight

    ISSUE: Legislative lawsuit
    OUR VIEW: Court action is unsettling

    Barring a last-minute change in tactics, the dispute over legislative redistricting will move Monday from the Capitol’s corridors to a Franklin County courtroom.

  • In presidential politics, Kentucky is largely invisible

    Politics can be interesting and fun.

    And with that opening statement, many readers quickly turn the page.

    I know it’s not a widely held belief but some of us enjoy the process. The art of getting elected involves convincing others that your motives are pure, your ideas are sound and you’re capable of delivering. It’s a form of real-life theater and the results have impact on the future.

    Having started my career covering ballgames, I think the process of reporting about politics is much the same.

  • Laurels for good news

    TOPIC: Good deeds abound
    OUR VIEW: County offers opportunitiesto applaud

    Students at T.K. Stone Middle School soon will have the opportunity to learn about engineering.

    The school district approved the Project Lead the Way program following a presentation by a representative of the University of Kentucky. The program is a series of engineering classes for middle or high school students. The program also is in place at Central Hardin and North Hardin high schools and J.T. Alton Middle School.

  • Jan. 27, 2012: Our readers write

    Perceptions in Radcliff