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Today's Opinions

  • Opinion: Boots on the ground, Part 2

    By John Swarts

  • Editorial: S.T.O.P. Tipline would be another useful tool

    Regardless of where you stand on the gun control debate that continues to roil in the wake of the latest round of school shootings, students in Kentucky and outside our borders are fed up with the climate of fear present at the institutions of learning they attend. They demonstrated as much on Wednesday when students across the country staged a 17-minute walkout to protest gun violence — one minute for every life lost in last month’s Parkland, Fla., school shooting.

  • Editorial: Participation Station a valuable local resource

    Mental health is at the center of several crucial discussions in our society today. It is acknowledged as being a crucial part of life in a way that it hasn’t been in the past, at least not on this scale. Mental illness is being recognized as a legitimate health concern — which anyone who struggles with one will tell you it most definitely is and always has been. And the trend is finally shifting from shunning, masking or managing mental illness to recovery.

  • Letter: Stand against cable rates

    I am writing in regard to the cable bill raise that we have been put on the people of Bardstown. If people would stand up to this city of Bardstown, we would be a better city.

    The low-income and disabled people don’t have a chance to see TV like all these rich people. They have to get that $200,000 back for that lawsuit. Why put the burden on the citizens of Bardstown? Like to hear comments.

    Joseph G. Reynolds

    Bardstown

  • Letter: Leftist gun control policies punish law-abiding

    Sir:

    For a newspaper whose editor seems so concerned about getting the “facts” right on issues with which he seems to disagree, that same concern was obviously missing from the entire editorial page of the Friday, March 2, Kentucky Standard.

    From the cartoon at the top of the page, through the Viewpoints column, and ending with the two published letters to the editor, the string of misrepresentations and outright lies were almost innumerable. 

  • Letter: Pension ‘fix’ seems like plan to destroy public education

    I am tired of hearing some legislators speak of not kicking the can down the road any longer. The General Assembly sure didn’t mind kicking the can for years when they used the money they were legally obligated to use to fund the teacher retirement system for other purposes.

    The problem is not with the structure of the present teacher pension plan. The teachers have met their obligations all these years. Now the teachers and local schools, at the detriment of students, are being asked to fund the legislative obligation.

  • Letter: Sisters of Charity of Nazareth stand with gun violence victims

    We, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, rooted in our faith and Jesus’ model of nonviolence in ministry, work to promote a culture of peace through nonviolence in prayer and action.

    The most recent gun violence in Parkland, Fla., reaffirms that America has a gun violence epidemic, and gun violence is a complex issue with many areas of it needing to be addressed. We stand with many who grieve these deaths, pray with these families and work to support policies that reduce death and injury from gun violence.

  • Letter: Pension ‘fix’ seems like plan to destroy public education

    I am tired of hearing some legislators speak of not kicking the can down the road any longer. The General Assembly sure didn’t mind kicking the can for years when they used the money they were legally obligated to use to fund the teacher retirement system for other purposes.

    The problem is not with the structure of the present teacher pension plan. The teachers have met their obligations all these years. Now the teachers and local schools, at the detriment of students, are being asked to fund the legislative obligation.