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Today's Opinions

  • It's a busy time in our fair city

    If you find yourself saying “There’s nothing to do” in Cynthiana over the next few weeks, it’s your own fault.
    I find myself wondering how or if I’ll get it all in.
    This weekend, The Licking Valley Singers will have two spring performances with a stroll down the rock’n roll memory lane.
    It’ll be the Beach Boys meeting Grease and Happy Days all rolled into one with some of the best of the oldies music.

  • Legislative session’s final day set aside for considering vetoes

    On Thursday this week, the General Assembly returns for the legislative session’s final day, which is traditionally set aside for considering any vetoes the governor may issue.
    This year, however, there will also be other work done during that time, which is expected to include passing the state’s road plan, approving a major initiative designed to crack down on prescription drug abuse and giving the go-ahead to an innovative proposal that will use coal-severance dollars to boost the number of four-year college degrees in coal-producing counties.

  • TEA Party Tax Rally is Saturday

    To the editor:
    As Tax Day looms (April 16) we are once again reminded that the burden of tax weighs heavily on the individuals that PAY tax.  
    I, and fellow members of the local T.E.A. Party, have been closely following events in Washington. There is a clear disconnect between our politicians and reality. Our government has been spending, in ever increasing numbers, money which it does not have. The congress and the senate have not submitted an agreed upon budget in many years. Senator Reid has just announced that he will not submit a budget this year as well.

  • 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.
    Five.
    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.