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Today's Opinions

  • Senate passes pro-life bill, celebrates Georgia Powers

    By Ernie Harris

     The fifth week of the 2016 Legislative Session in Frankfort was historic in a number of ways. Governor Matt Bevin signed his first piece of legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 4. We also said goodbye to former State Senator and civil rights activist, Georgia Davis Powers.

  • Women helping other women

    By Ginger Lumpkin

    Last week, after much consideration, I sent the following message: “I am in serious need of unconditional love. So I am going to have a gathering on Friday night for women I love unconditionally.  We will start at 6:30. I hope you all can make it!”

  • Letter to the Editor - Feb. 11, 2016

     Seeking support for retirees

    As a Kentucky Retirement Systems stakeholder, I am gratified by Gov. Matt Bevin’s recognition of the existential threat to the Kentucky employees and state police pension plans. His general fund budget proposal for the upcoming two fiscal years allocates revenue above the full employer contribution to begin addressing this threat.

  • Christian vs. secular music

     I was riding in a car with a younger friend and her pack of teen and pre-teen kids.  One of the kids hollered, “Turn up the radio, Mom, I love this song.”  It was a Christian rock song singing about Jesus.  

  • Work at love

     I have had the privilege and the honor of celebrating over a thousand weddings over the years with many wonderful couples.  My goal is to personalize each wedding by meeting with the couple several times, leading the rehearsal and officiating at the wedding ceremony. My wife and I find it very exciting meeting couples in love, pledging their love and commitment to one another.

  • A bridge to peace

    By Ginger Lumpkin

     Sometimes, when I am out and about, I realize that I am not quite ready to go home. And by “go home” I don’t mean die and go to heaven. I just mean I need to find some stillness within myself before jumping back into the midst of the household. 

  • Senator Ernie Harris' legislative update

    By Ernie Harris

     The success of a legislative session is often defined on an issue that emerges out of committee meetings, floor debates and rallies that punctuate the lawmaking process. Last year it was the heroin epidemic. This year Kentucky’s burgeoning pension crisis is the marque issue facing lawmakers.

  • Letters to the Editor - Feb. 4 2016

     Issue with alcohol ordinance

    After reading the 26-page Oldham County Alcohol Ordinance, I was taken aback by the fact that they are going to allow alcohol sales as close as 100 feet from a school, church, daycare or nursery. 

    In addition, the county’s ABC Administrator will be given the authority to waive this distance requirement. 

    Is this truly the right direction for Oldham County?