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Today's Opinions

  • Senate week in review: New bill targets habitual drunken drivers

    The major task of the General Assembly this session is to pass a $20 billion financial plan to carry Kentucky through the next two years. On Tuesday, the governor will present his budget recommendations through a joint session of the House of Representatives and Senate.

    While state senators wait to receive the general and transportation budget bills, they have used the first three weeks of the 2016 General Assembly to pass a series of other bills. This allows for discussion on those bills before the budget debate overshadows the remaining weeks of the session.

  • St. Elizabeth, HealthPoint committed to Owen’s healthcare

    For this first quarterly article of 2016, I wish to update you on the current situation with our local hospital, clinic, EMS service and the availability of quality healthcare in Owen County.

  • What makes being a fireman so great?

    The great radio talk host, Paul Harvey, once did a segment on firefighters. In his deep, monotone voice, he said that no one could really understand the mentality of a firefighter, not even a fireman.

    When most people are running out of the burning building, firefighters run in. Wives hate the hours and children love the noise and lights. It is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, yet it’s the job that has the most early clock ins prior to the beginning of a shift.

  • The war on our Second Amendment

    Rep. Thomas Massie
    R-KY 4th District

  • What’s your 2015 story?

    It’s hard to believe that 365 days have come and gone since families across America huddled around televisions last year to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Now is a perfect time to reflect on everything that has happened this year and how to look forward to the next 366 days. Yes, it’s a leap year.

  • Letters to the Editor | Walker took pride in cleaning position

    Editor:

    “Unfortunately as elected officials we are forced to make tough decisions. This is one of the toughest ...” This statement was made by our Judge/Executive, Casey Ellis, in response to eliminating the cleaning position filled by Regina Walker. If it was such a tough decision why did he not choose to cut his own salary or office budget?

  • Yes, Virginia

    Editor’s Note: The following column, famously known as “Yes, Virgnia,” is the most reprinted newspaper column in any English-language newspaper. 

    DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.

    Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

    Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’

  • Letter to the editor | Dec. 16, 2015

    Editor:

    I would like to invite your readers to embark on a big reading adventure, “The Kentucky 120 United Bible Reading Marathon.”

    We are asking for 120 readers to read from Genesis 1:1 on 12:01 a.m., Jan. 1, to Revelation 22 ending at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 4.

    All 120 counties will be reading the exact same scriptures at the same time. Our location is the IOOF Lodge on Friday, Saturday and Monday and on Sunday we are asking every church to read Ezekiel and Daniel.