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Today's Opinions

  • 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

    To the editor:

  • 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.

  • Like it or not, utility fee is ‘our pig’

     I’m Kevin Eldridge, chairman of your Storm Water Management Board – an unpaid, volunteer position. I was formerly chairman of Planning and Zoning, a job I probably should have kept since it only made 50 percent of the people mad in any given month. 

  • Letters to the Editor

    Developers, not residents, should pay utility fee

  • Tough times are tougher on some

    For most of us, when we leave our jobs we drive home in one of our two cars to a comfortable home. We turn on one of our many TV sets or radios and listen to news telling us just how bad the economy has become.

  • The Last in a Series of Idiocy

     It was a couple of years ago that then Oldham Era general manager Julie Satterly encouraged me to write my first column for the paper.