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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor

    Foreclosures should be counted in PVA’s assessments   To the editor: In an article in the Courier-Journal dated April 11, we learn that the Jefferson County PVA has lowered assessments on more than 26,000 homes, citing widespread foreclosures and depressed housing prices. The Jefferson County PVA went on to cite a lack of home sales in the open market meant that new assessments were based largely on the price of homes sold in foreclosure.

  • Who has the nation’s best offense?

     Let’s dig up a painful memory for us Wildcat faithful.

  • Being one of the adults

     “We’re adults. When did that happen, and how do we make it stop?”

  • Letters to the Editor

    Westport resident is battling pancreatic cancer

  • Expanding health care coverage for Ky. children

     As health care costs and uninsured rates continue to rise, it has become increasingly important that Kentucky residents and providers do everything possible to ensure our youngest residents receive health care, regardless of their income status. 

  • Letters to the Editor

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  • 254 miles to watch high school hoops?

    A new Gallup poll claims the people of eastern Kentucky are among the most unhappy to be found anywhere. Jim McGuire may be one of the first people to dispute that finding, based on his experiences in Sandy Hook this basketball season. The retired Army man has rarely seen a non-smiling face in that isolated mountain community since starting a routine that may be unequaled in the history of Kentucky high school sports. With absolutely no ties other than a love of the game, the man locals call Jimbo has made the 254-mile roundtrip from his Garrard Coun

  • CATS, roads, economy are hot topics

    The General Assembly closed the final full week of session with a strong bipartisan effort giving final passage to both Senate Bill 1, regarding education reform, and House Bill 330, Kentucky’s $3.7 billion road plan. After several years of discussion and compromise, the Senate and the House of Representatives agreed on completely revamping Kentucky’s educational assessment process.   The biggest change will replace CATS with a combination standards-based and norm-referenced test by the 2011-2012 school year.