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Today's Opinions

  • Editorial: Event is a night of elegance and an opportunity to help rebuild

    Every year, the Stephen Foster Drama Association kicks off its season by hosting its annual fundraiser, the Beautiful Dreamer Ball. This year, those funds and that support are needed more than ever before.

    This year, as performers, organizers and guests come together to celebrate 60 years of a local tradition and national treasure, they’re also rallying to support the drama’s home.

  • Editorial: Residents need to step forward to fill open seats in small cities

    At the local level, public service is among the most noble of vocations.

    It shows an uncommon dedication to the constituencies those people seek to represent — a love, honor and respect for those constituents and the cities and areas they wish to serve. Those entities could be elected positions such as school boards, city councils and state and magisterial districts, or appointed bodies such as planning and zoning, or ethics and historic commissions, among others.

  • Opinion: The new age of machines

    By Michael Quigley

    Have you ever noticed that once in a while a new machine arrives that heralds a new era of technology? If you are old enough to remember, perhaps it was the arrival of the jet engine that gave us high speed commercial aviation. Perhaps it was the arrival of the internet that has changed the way in which we communicate around the world.

  • Opinion: Bills beginning to pass through chambers

    Words cannot begin to express the shock and sadness felt throughout the state and around the country on Jan. 23 when an active shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, taking two innocent students’ lives and injuring 18 others. It was a senseless act of violence committed by another student that we cannot even begin to understand.

  • Letter: We should be proud of our Humane Society

    To the editor,

    Congratulations are in order for the Humane Society of Nelson County.

    Once again, I feel compelled to share some good news concerning the Humane Society of Nelson County. Many news stories of late are bringing to light the failure of Kentucky’s county animal shelters.

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  • OPINION: The new and improved Bible for evangelical Trump fans

    ALEXANDRA PETRI

    Columnist

    The Washington Post

    Recently, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, talked to Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere to explain why evangelical Christians such as he were still supporting President Trump. He had a lot to say! For instance, he observed that evangelicals “were tired of being kicked around by Barack Obama and his leftists. And I think they are finally glad that there’s somebody on the playground that is willing to punch the bully.”

  • OPINION: The new and improved Bible for evangelical Trump fans

    ALEXANDRA PETRI

    Columnist

    The Washington Post

    Recently, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, talked to Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere to explain why evangelical Christians such as he were still supporting President Trump. He had a lot to say! For instance, he observed that evangelicals “were tired of being kicked around by Barack Obama and his leftists. And I think they are finally glad that there’s somebody on the playground that is willing to punch the bully.”