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Today's Opinions

  • Sen. Steve West’s legislative update

                 This week was the busiest yet in Frankfort with a number of bills moving through committees and on to the Senate and House floors for votes.
      We were also visited by a number of statewide advocacy groups that
    championed their great causes and rallied in the Capitol Rotunda.
       Between visiting constituents, committee meetings, and voting on the
    Senate floor, we continued to discuss the upcoming budget.

  • Viewpoint

    My, how times have changed. Sometimes not for the better.
    I’m sitting here in the office, finishing up this column for the newspaper, wondering why there wasn’t school today in Harrison County and a dozen or so other counties in the region.
    I can’t speak to the other counties, but as for us, it doesn’t seem like the roads are too bad at all.
    I can only attribute our school closing to another weather forecast that didn’t quite live up to its expectations of impending disaster.

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Nerds
    6. *Dad’s Valentine
    9. *Seal with a kiss and do this
    13. Marconi’s wireless telegraphy
    14. Nightcap rocks
    15. Relish tastebuds’ sensation
    16. Fervor
    17. “Le ____ des cygnes”
    18. Togetherness
    19. *Botanical Valentine’s Day gift, pl.
    21. *Romantic taper
    23. *Princess Jasmine’s love interest
    24. Per person
    25. Rub-a-dub-____
    28. Distressed cry
    30. Asphalt alternative

  • Statepoint Crossword Puzzle/Solution

    ACROSS
    1. Nerds
    6. *Dad’s Valentine
    9. *Seal with a kiss and do this
    13. Marconi’s wireless telegraphy
    14. Nightcap rocks
    15. Relish tastebuds’ sensation
    16. Fervor
    17. “Le ____ des cygnes”
    18. Togetherness
    19. *Botanical Valentine’s Day gift, pl.
    21. *Romantic taper
    23. *Princess Jasmine’s love interest
    24. Per person
    25. Rub-a-dub-____
    28. Distressed cry
    30. Asphalt alternative

  • Mailbag

    To the editor:
    Today’s editorial (Jan. 25) by Lee Kendall was the best on legalization of cannabis I have ever read! He was well-informed, truthful and honest.
    No doubt, he will be criticized by ill-informed, untruthful and dishonest people.
    I was a social worker for one year, a probation officer for four years and a cop for 21 years. I know what works and what does not.
    I remember when the “War on Drugs” started in the late 1960s. Not only did we lose that war, it is now the leading cause of death in the US. Why?

  • Legislative update from Sen. Steve West

    Words cannot begin to express the shock and sadness felt throughout the Commonwealth and around the country on Tuesday when an active shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, taking two innocent students’ lives and injuring 18 others.

  • Valentine boxes, visiting friends and Crape Myrtles

    Remember the big box of Valentines where you placed your paper hearts, arrows and funny character pictures that held words such as Be Mine, Sweet to the Sweet, Guess Who?
    A little later when you were in middle school, Valentines would grow to heart-shaped candies and cards in a real envelope. Then there was the day you were promoted all the way to a heart-shaped box of chocolate candy—absolutely guaranteed to deliver pimples along with the sweetheart’s wish that you would honor him with a smile.

  • Viewpoint

    What do you see as your respected news source?
    We’ve heard a lot recently about fake news and have even been shown instances where it has spread.
    One thing that comes to mind is the young woman who claimed she became incapacitated after having had a flu shot.
    Many of us watched the video of her struggling to walk forward. She could walk backwards or she could run. However, she demonstrated -- for the camera -- that her ability to advance was impaired, as was her speech.