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Today's Opinions

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    As a healthcare worker I have closely followed the needle exchange debate in my hometown of Cynthiana. After reading the comments of John Chamberlain in last week’s edition I feel compelled to respond to his comments.
    It is inconsistent for Chamberlin to say he stands “against anything that furthers a vice” unless he also stands against making cars that can exceed the speed limit to prevent the vice of speeding.

  • What’s in a title?

    “What’s in a name”? Shakespeare once asked. “Would a rose by another name smell as sweet . . .”
    We can ask the same question about the book title of one of our local authors, Marilynn Bell. If you remember Marilynn once surprised herself, but not the judges, when she won the Lane Award for the Most Outstanding Entry in the college writing contest.

  • Dear local governments, thanks for your quick response

    From the standpoint of the newly approved needle exchange program being a health issue rather than a drug issue, I applaud the local governing bodies for their forward thinking.
    In my experience covering government meetings, I must say that I was surprised by the Cynthiana City Commission’s and Harrison County Fiscal Court’s consent to back the program. I, apparently unfairly, expected the city and county leaders to drag their collective feet.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I was disappointed in the decision of the magistrates of Harrison County to approve the needle-exchange program. I was pleased to see that two of the eight represented me and many others who oppose this measure. I was surprised that it passed at all. Bourbon County considered it, and they nixed it.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    For those who haven’t heard, Washington State recently passed two laws. They legalized gay marriages and legalized marijuana. The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect sense.
    Read Leviticus 20:13: “If a man lies with another man they should be stoned.” Apparently we just hadn’t interpreted it correctly before.
    Live by the spirit and do not seek to gratify the desires of the flesh and live by the laws of nature, which will encourage true life.
    John C. Schreiber

  • Mailbag

    To the Editor
    April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week and every single volunteer deserves our appreciation and grateful acknowledgement.  Across the United States, an army of trained volunteers – more than 430,000 – gave more than 19 million hours of service last year to care for hospice patients.

  • FRANKFORT FOCUS with State Representative Tom McKee

     
    As the General Assembly wrapped up work on Friday, the next-to-last day of this year’s legislative session, the focus understandably turned to April 12, when legislators will return after a brief veto recess.
    Traditionally, the session’s last day is set aside just to consider whether to enact any bills or resolutions that the governor may have rejected.  This year, however, the House and Senate will also use that time to hopefully adopt a two-year budget to run state government.

  • Matt Bevin...the good and the bad

    It’s way too early to pass judgment on Kentucky’s new governor, Matt Bevin, as he’s barely three months into his first term.
    His hokey, ill-conceived and condescending social posting  several weeks ago, left a bad taste in most people’s mouths, Democrat and Republican, alike.
    Let’s set the stage. He had released his first biennium budget proposal as governor. He knew that it would rankle the democrats in the democratic-controlled House of Representatives as it did what he promised, slashed state spending.