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Today's Opinions

  • Committing an act of journalism is not a crime

    Committing acts of journalism is what reporters do every day when they sit through public meetings, read through government reports, communicate with sources and many other efforts to find objective facts to share with the public.

    Journalists call that newsgathering, and it is labor-intensive and, thus, expensive.

  • Why alliances matter to our national security

    By David Shams

    According to Rosa Brooks, constitutional law expert and holder of Deep State Radio’s Thorny Crown of Entropy, foreign policy experts haven’t done enough to explain why alliances are important to America’s national security.

    Her good friend and my favorite conservative foreign policy commentator, Kori Schake, describes our alliances as one of three co-equal pillars on which America’s strength rests. The other two being our institutions and our efforts at transparency.

  • EDITORIAL: Drug rehab needed, but neighbors’ fears should be addressed

    Recent outcry over a proposed drug rehabilitation center in Cox’s Creek demonstrates some of the many difficulties in tackling the epidemic of addiction gripping this state and county.

    At least 19 people died from fatal overdoses in Nelson County last year, the majority involving opioids. That was more than the prior two years combined, and was at a per-capita rate that placed it among some of the worst counties in the state. But fatalities is only one measure of the toll of drugs in our area.

  • LETTER: Focus on the positive

    I’m on my soap box due to something I witnessed last night. People as a rule don’t get this until they live it. Even when you read this, the depth of how this affects kids probably won’t make an impact, but I will say it’s an awful feeling when others focus on what your kid can’t do versus what he or she can do.

  • OPINION: It’s morning sickness again in America

    Ronald Reagan’s campaign slogan in 1984 was “It’s morning again in America.” Right now, you could say it feels more like “It’s morning sickness again in America.”

  • >> NOTES OF THANKS: Thanks for supporting ‘Stephen Foster Story’

     

    To the editor:

    As the historic 60th anniversary season of “The Stephen Foster Story” comes to an end, I would like to thank everyone in Nelson County, all the individuals, employees, politicians, local companies and the members of the board of the Stephen Foster Drama Association for all of their hard work in helping to save the show.

  • OPINION:Russian relations and a Kentucky viewpoint

    Dr. Harry Spalding

    guest columnist, former mayor of Bardstown

    It is a general consensus of opinion that Russia interfered in the last American elections. Whether President Trump was involved in the interference remains to be proven. But what has happened since is playing into Russian hands.

  • OPINION:Russian relations and a Kentucky viewpoint

    Dr. Harry Spalding

    guest columnist, former mayor of Bardstown

    It is a general consensus of opinion that Russia interfered in the last American elections. Whether President Trump was involved in the interference remains to be proven. But what has happened since is playing into Russian hands.