Today's Opinions

  • Equal pay for women

    To the editor:
    On Tuesday, April 17, thousands of women from across the United States will join in a national day of action against unfair pay called Equal Pay Day. April is symbolic of the point into the new year that a woman must work in order to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year. On a national level, women are paid only 78 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So, because women earn less, we must work longer for the same pay.

  • Countdown of greatest superheroes

    Most of the time I have to think before I am able to write my column for the week.
    However, on Monday morning, which started out as one of the worst in a long time, I simply had an idea slam into my head.
    I love looking on the internet to see top 10’s of different categories.
    Whether it is top 10 movies, athletes, college sports or dumb quotes of all time, I like to research those.
    The lists of top 10’s go on forever.

  • House, senate supports spending plan

    When the General Assembly began the 2012 Regular Session in January, there was little doubt what its biggest challenge would be: writing a two-year budget that could continue meeting the state’s critical needs in light of previous cuts totaling more than a billion dollars.
    On Friday evening, after weeks of discussion and several late nights working on a compromise, the House and Senate put its support behind a spending plan that will go a long way to achieving that goal.

  • Even one case of child abuse is too many

    We can no longer turn our heads and claim that we don’t want to get involved.
    Get involved!
    According to the KY Multi-County Task Force on Child Abuse, five children in Harrison County were sexually abused in 2010.
    That’s five children whose childhood memories have been shattered by the ugliness of an adult.
    There were also five children who were confirmed to have been physically abused.
    Children are so incredibly trusting of everyone it’s sad to think that the childhood trust of even one child is stolen.

  • Passing budgets and bills

    FRANKFORT — The Commonwealth’s two-year budget plan continued to dominate much of the Senate’s attention this week.

  • Real Cat lovers bleed blue

    Due to the time of the year, I believe it is time to have a little Cat Talk.

    I am not a sports writer by any means but, since our sports writer is from Indiana, I feel it only fair that the Kentucky basketball team have some kind positive spotlight this week before they go to battle their in-state rivals.

  • We can help families salvage memories

    Cynthiana and Harrison County dodged the March 2 bullet that ripped through other parts of our state.
    Unfortunately, some of those victims lost everything they owned. Houses and barns can be replaced. Roofs can be repaired and new cars can be purchased.
    There are some things that, no matter how much insurance coverage you have, cannot be replaced.
    How devastated would you be if not only did you lose your home, but you also lost all sorts of personal items and photographs?

  • State looks to make Kentucky a safer place for all ages

    FRANKFORT – As the General Assembly enters the final stretch of the 2012 Regular Session, the Kentucky House of Representatives is nearing the end of putting forward its major priorities before it turns its focus to Senate legislation.
    Last week, several high-profile House bills made it through our chamber, with two of the bigger ones targeting abuse and neglect cases.