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Columns

  • OPINION: Bottom line: We need more money to operate

    NELDA MOORE

    Community Columnist

    nmoore@bardstowncable.net

    The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is now in session.

    “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session,” according to Gideon John Tucker, a 19th century lawyer, newspaper editor, and politician from New York. I suppose that gives him enough credentials to know what he was talking about.

  • Opinion: Appreciating Pope Francis’ hope

    By Mary Anglin-Coulter

    After a tumultuous 2016 that divided our country, followed by an equally tumultuous 2017 that divided our world because of our president’s odd behavior, backhanded tweets poking the bears of war, and disrespect against multiple world leaders, I’d say we could all use a little hope.

  • OPINION: Republicans’ New Year’s delusion

    Not unlike Congress, I have always been addicted to futile and meaningless resolutions.

    I don’t know that they are futile and meaningless at the time, or I would not make them. Every year, without fail, I resolve to become an entirely different person.

  • OPINION: The tale of Tonya Harding, where contempt, mockery meet

    “I, Tonya” is a movie that is, in places, very difficult to watch. But it is also impossible to look away.

    This biopic about the briefly famous, then infamous Tonya Harding has offended some reviewers by putting child abuse and domestic violence in close proximity to comedy. But it would be difficult to tell Harding’s story without both elements.

  • OPINION: There’s still time — contact your legislators

    There is still time, before the year ends, for one more editorial about the outlook of state workers’ pensions. Even with the many articles warning the public, people still don’t understand the repercussions if the pensions of teachers, firefighters, police, social workers plus many more are rearranged to pay debts incurred by previous administrations.

  • OPINION: Stories of inspired political leadership

    The president was unafraid of violating church-and-state strictures when called on Americans to return to God and seek his guidance.

    “No greater thing could come to our land today than a revival of the spirit of religion — a revival that would sweep through the homes of the nation and stir the hearts of men and women of all faiths to a reassertion of their belief in God and their dedication to his will for themselves and for their world,” he said.

  • Opinion: Come have coffee, share your mind

    I want to remind you about opportunities to share your thoughts with me at my upcoming legislative coffees:

    January 8

    Meeting at the Nelson County Old Courthouse – 8 a.m. with Rep. McCoy

    January 15

    Meeting at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce at Center Square – 8 a.m. with Rep. Reed

    January 29

    Meeting at the Casey County City Hall – 8 a.m. with Rep. Elliott

    February 5

    Legislative Coffee at the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce – 8 a.m. with Rep. Tipton

  • What we need in 2018

    PEGGY SMITH
    Association Executive
    Old Ky Home  Board of Realtors
    okhrealtors@bardstown.com

    As we approach the end of 2017 and take stock of the past year, I have to say that this has been one exceptional year for our Old Kentucky Home Board of Realtors. Compared to last year, the MLS reports that we have increased our residential sales volume by 6 percent, and our median sales price has gone up 8 percent. So, reading the numbers, things are moving strongly in a positive direction.

  • Opinion: The legacy of ‘Honest Dick’ Tate

    By Stuart W. Sanders

    Kentucky attorney Eric C. Conn, who fled the country after pleading guilty to charges of Social Security fraud, has been captured in Honduras and returned to the United States after being on the run for nearly six months.

    The international escape of this Kentucky lawyer harkens back to the case of Kentucky State Treasurer “Honest Dick” Tate, who served in that position from 1867 until 1888.

    Although Kentuckians had put great trust in Tate, he was anything but honest. And, like Conn, he fled the country.

  • OPINION: Net neutrality is gone; feel the freedom in your veins

    ALEXANDRA PETRI

    Columnist

    The Washington Post

    “Today is a great day for consumers, for innovation and for freedom.” That was what Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission said last week as he voted to strip net neutrality protections.