Today's Opinions

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. Often follows “taken”
    6. Common inquiries
    9. Tibetan monk
    13. Shakira’s soccer-playing partner Gerard
    14. Down Under bird
    15. Female fox
    16. Greyish brown
    17. *Romantic destination
    18. Unable to move
    19. *Valentine and the like
    21. *a.k.a ____ Awareness Day to some
    23. Found on grass some mornings
    24. *Lover of Aeneas
    25. *Special celebratory drink
    28. Preakness, e.g.
    30. Release of gas
    35. Baker’s baker

  • Writer is against government gun control

    To the editor:
    The state of the union is about to come on all channels and I cannot stand to watch it. I decided to do something positive by replying to the editorial by Lee Kendall on Jan. 7, 2016.
    Mr. Kendall wrote a much above average editorial and made many good points. It is evident he is well researched and is well  written. We need more well written, and enjoyable articles in all newspapers. The Herald-Leader is now about the size of The Democrat because of their infantile editorials.

  • VFW says thank you

    To the editor:
    The V.F.W. Auxiliary would like to acknowledge and say “thank you” to each and every person or business that helped us in any way to give the children of Nicholas County a great Christmas. You also helped to bring a small token of love to each of our many residents in the Johnson Mathers Nursing Home and last but not least we were able to help families with food baskets this year. When good people work together for a good cause, wonderful things can be accomplished.

  • Chamber of Commerce news

    When I got word that I could have a guest column to talk about all things Chamber, I was elated. There are so many new things that are happening. I feel like I should probably start off with the basics for the first column.
    I have had many questions since accepting this position in September about the Chamber. A popular one is “What exactly is the Chamber of Commerce? What does it actually do?”

  • A Legislative Perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    The start of a legislative session is not much different than a train leaving a station; in other words, it takes a little time for it to pick up steam.
    With that metaphor in mind, the House’s priorities began moving down the track last week as the chamber voted overwhelmingly for two important measures, sending them on to the Senate for review.

  • State Senate Report

    Floor votes, committee hearings, and spirited debate highlighted an action-packed second week of session in the Kentucky Senate. Guests from all corners of the Commonwealth were welcomed to Frankfort to speak on behalf of various bills.
    The Senate began passing bills on Thursday, headlined by Senate Bill (SB) 9, a measure to repeal the prevailing wage requirement on public school projects with a cost of over $250,000. Passage of this priority legislation will reduce construction costs on large-scale school projects, thus providing additional funding for education.

  • MLK...a hero in my book

    The dictionary defines a “hero” as (1) a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities, or (2) a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal.
    I’ve thought about those definitions and tried to apply them to people in my lifetime who might have been heroes.