Today's Opinions

  • Oct. 13, 2013: Our readers write

    KHSAA shakeup

    This week the Kentucky High School Athletic Association issued a new policy statement that following high school athletic events  officials are to leave the area immediately and  schools are strongly discouraged from allowing players to shake hands after the game. If a school chooses to allow players to shake, then the school is responsible for anything that might happen. This policy was issued as a response to a few incidents of uncivil, unsportsmanlike behavior.

  • Message from beyond focuses on scientific discoveries

    My laptop is channeling Carl Sagan. With auto-correct changing my sentences and random freeze-ups deleting my drafts, he is skillfully guiding my words from the great beyond.

  • Legal questions to ask about pipeline easements

    By Terry Geoghegan and Tom FitzGerald
    Guest Columnists
    Landowners contacted by Bluegrass Pipeline Partners LLC, the Williams Co. or one of their representatives about selling an easement for construction of a 24-inch pressurized natural gas liquids pipeline across their property rightfully have questions about whether granting such an easement is in their interest.

  • Oct. 11, 2013: Our reader's write

    Stop childish behavior

    Since Bill Bennett was elected to the Elizaabethtown City Council, Councilman Marty Fulkerson and two-time council race loser Arnold Myers have formed a tag team with one goal in mind: attack Bennett and attempt to discredit him publicly.

  • Leadership shutdown

    ISSUE: Federal government shuttered
    OUR VIEW: Demand leadership and governance

    As the government shutdown reaches Day 11 with a federal debt crisis looming next week, many Americans are frustrated, angry and even embarrassed about the impasse.

    Here’s another view to consider: We deserve the incompetent government we have.

  • Oct. 10, 2013: Our readers write

    What if ...

    I have been listening to the circus that is the debate over the government shutdown, and see how the Associated Press and other mainstream media rush to blame the House of Representatives.

    One of the few advantages of being older is you remember the shenanigans that happened in the past. This is far from being the first time this has happened.

  • It’s time for an intervention

    The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?

    Congress is unable to do its job. It displays neither competence nor responsibility. It lurches — reeling from crisis to crisis, each one self-manufactured in an effort to postpone the reckoning from some earlier crisis.

  • Why Kentucky schools should prepare for allergic reactions

    When it comes to protecting our children, most parents are willing to do just about anything to ensure their safety. But do our schools do the same?

    We all hope our schools also take the necessary precautions to ensure our children are safe at school. That’s why Kentucky worked hard to pass a law last year to encourage schools to carry epinephrine auto-injectors on site in case of a severe allergic reaction.