Today's Opinions

  • Connersville Bus Drivers
  • Tell your legislators: Pass a fiscally responsible budget

    Back in January, I submitted our budget to the state legislature. It is a fiscally responsible budget that takes the necessary steps to start repairing Kentucky’s financial foundation. It takes into consideration the fact that our administration has been left with more than $35 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. Simply put, this is money we owe, but do not have.

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    The legislature is considering House Bill 2, a constitutional amendment to allow local governments to add a one percent local sales tax. You would pay a seven percent tax instead of the current six percent. It will negatively impact Kentucky businesses, consumers and the economy of Kentucky.

  • Spring Cleaning on Main Street

    Spring has finally arrived. The first thing that comes to my mind is spring cleaning. For some reason, every year when spring arrives I get the notion to spring clean. I start sorting everything in the house. I tackle the kids’ rooms, cabinets, windows and anywhere else that was forgotten during the winter months.

  • Oh boy, another round of campaigning is almost here

    Who, in their right mind, would ever seek any kind of political office higher than that of a magistrate or commissioner on the local level?
    Elected public officials, especially in Kentucky, do their jobs for low pay. For example, members of the General Assembly are paid $188 per day, plus an additional $141 per diem, when the legislation is in session.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    1. *Science fiction author Asimov
    6. Baby’s apron
    9. Arctic floater
    13. Mexican revolutionary
    14. Victorian, e.g.
    15. Teeny-_____
    16. Worry or cause anxiety
    17. *Bradbury of “The Martian Chronicles” fame
    18. Perform on a dais
    19. *”The Call of the Wild” author
    21. *”A Good Man Is Hard to Find” author
    23. Andrew Cuomo’s title, for short
    24. Angler’s decoy
    25. Refuse to comply
    28. Late Scalia’s garb

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    I have written this before and now I’m going to say it again. I hope someone will comment about this issue. I think we need a homeless shelter here in Cynthiana. There are homeless people in our town that need a place to lay their heads down at night. Surely, if our town can afford putting in many other things that we really don’t need, it can afford to put in a homeless shelter that we do need.