Today's Opinions

  • Give credit where it is due

    ISSUE: Academic credit for military training
    OUR VIEW: Give credit where credit is due

  • Trust, but definitely verify

    Of all the numbers thrown at us over the course of last year, one stands out for me. I hope we can avoid repeating it this year.

    That number is 12. It’s the percentage of Americans in a December Quinnipiac poll who said they trust the government in Washington to do what is right most or all of the time.

    It’s a depressingly small number — especially compared to the 41 percent who say they “hardly ever” trust the government. This meshes with recent polls that echo a bleak truth: Trust in government is at historically low levels.

  • Jan. 10, 2014: Our readers write

    Concerned by story about soldier’s fate

    I can’t believe what I read about that soldier dying due to not having first aid personnel at a physical training site in a story in Tuesday’s paper. I served in the U.S. Army for 28 years, I cannot remember ever going to any training site that we did not have medics there in case there was an emergency.

  • Funding for brighter future

    ISSUE: Partnership brings endowment to CASA
    OUR VIEW: Fund builds stability for a worthy cause

    For a nonprofit organization, an endowment is a significant milestone. Making an initial investment, which will anchor the fund forever, and spending only earnings is an exciting step in securing an organization’s financial future.

    A central Kentucky organization, CASA of the Heartland, recently celebrated this achievement.

  • Jan. 7, 2013: Our readers write

    Expressing thanks for EMS, hospital

    On Dec. 11, I fell on the ice and injured my back and my head. I was bleeding profusely and could not get up. Fortunately, someone called 911.

    EMS came almost immediately and very professionally took over. They lifted me on the gurney without further injury to my back, slowed the bleeding from my head, talked to me to keep me from passing out and I was soon at the hospital emergency room.

  • Public-private partnerships deserve consideration

    ISSUE: Government budgets and services
    Time for new ideas

  • Time for governor to take firm action

    ISSUE:Cabinet fined $756,000 in court ruling
    This penalty should get governor’s attention

    A Franklin Circuit Court judge yet again underscores the gravity of critical and on-going problems within the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. There are problems that set the cabinet at odds with the public it is mandated to serve.

  • State makes huge strides in decreasing traffic fatals

    TOPIC: Traffic fatalities decline sharply
    Keep up the good work

    Plenty of good news happened in 2013 on Kentucky’s roadways. Most people got where they were going and came home again safely.

    There were 634 traffic fatalities last year, still an extremely high number of lives lost. But a year earlier, there were 112 more deaths on Kentucky’s roads.