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Today's Opinions

  • County Clerk Corner: Clerks working together to better serve the public

    All 120 counties across the state of Kentucky have at least one thing in common at this time of the year. I call it “March Madness” and it has nothing to do with playing ball or shopping. In the county clerk’s office it is time for the renewals of all trucks, trailers and farm tags.  I encourage you not to wait until the last working day of the month, because the lines are always long at the end of March.  Be sure that you bring your last years registration and insurance with you.

  • Senate moves for more transparency for districts

    With only a few days remaining in the 2013 Session, the Senate is working overtime to ensure that action will be taken on the most important issues for moving Kentucky forward, addressing job creation and economic development, special taxing districts, education, drug abuse, and religious freedom.

  • Letter to the editor: Hammond praised for work with ranch

    The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch would like to send a very special thank you to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond for working so diligently and continuing his efforts to raise money for needy children in Kentucky. Most recently, Sheriff Hammond was instrumental in obtaining a very nice donation from a local contributor.

  • Damon Thayer: Senate moves to protect voting rights

    As tthe General Assembly moves into the final eight days of this short session, the Senate continues to direct its focus on saving taxpayers’ dollars, using a bipartisan approach to solving the Commonwealth’s most pressing and important issues.

  • Damon Thayer: Students deserve a chance

    This week, the regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly reached its halfway point, with the Senate passing legislation on education, healthcare, judicial matters and economic development.

  • Letter to the editor: Few statesmen remain in our country today

    Recently I overheard a local gentleman advise his friend not to allow his children to “go too far to the left or too far to the right, but instead keep them in the middle.”
    That, my friends, is what has happened in our country. Not willing to offend anyone we have become lukewarm middle of the road Christians.
    Christ has a few words to say about lukewarm Christianity. “So, then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:16)

  • Damon Thayer: No changes planned for teacher retirement

    The General Assembly reconvened on Feb. 5, to a full agenda of committee meetings, the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address and the passage of several important pieces of legislation, including Senate Bill 2, the public employee pension reform bill.

  • Postal Service had little choice on its decision

    With a multibillion dollar deficit, it appears there was little the U.S. Postal Service could do to thwart its plan to discontinue Saturday mail delivery.
    The Postal Service announced last week that beginning in August, mail would be delivered to homes and businesses only Monday through Friday, but would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices would remain open on Saturdays.
    The cutback is expected to save the agency $2 billion annually.