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Opinion

  • So, someone has said something racist. But you don’t want to SAY they have said something racist. That would be upsetting! What do you do?

  • Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement was probably the most consequential decision of his presidency. From my point of view, the decision is unwise and counterproductive to America’s interests.

    The agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was signed in 2015 by the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, China and Iran. Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear program in exchange for the U.S. and its allies lifting economic sanctions.

  • Teacher’s win in Kentucky primary sends warning shot for Republicans

    In Tuesday’s primary election, Kentucky teachers, other public employees and labor unions fired a warning shot at the people running the commonwealth, and it was more than just a scare for the fastest-rising star in the state Republican Party.

  • According to Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland, which supplies much of the food distributed at Bread for Life, 5,900 people — out of Nelson County’s population of 44,564 — don’t know where their next meal is coming from. That number includes people of all ages, races and walks of life. Kentucky is also the sixth highest state in America for senior food insecurity. In Kentucky, 10.8 percent of the elderly population was food insecure. One in 10 Kentuckians 60 years of age or older risks going hungry.

  • Kentucky is in the midst of a public health crisis with a hepatitis A outbreak, but it is important for people not to overreact.

    Nelson County Jail has had one confirmed case. There are several counties, including Jefferson, Hardin, Bullitt, Greenup, Carter and Boyd, that have had so many confirmed cases that health officials in April urged everyone living in them to get vaccinated. Since that warning, there have been more than 150 more cases in Louisville, alone.

    In a typical year, Kentucky has about 40 confirmed cases.

  • On a section of Springfield Road (U.S. 150), the speed limit has been officially reduced by 10 miles an hour from 55 to 45 thanks to a chain of actions started by an inquiry from a Springhill Subdivison resident, Pete Trzop.

    Trzop talked to State Rep. Chad McCoy about a dangerous section of the highway where curves and hills hide a number of entrances. McCoy passed his comments on to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    The section in question is that part of the road from just east of McDonalds to the intersection of Ky. 245.

  • What races on Tuesday’s primary ballot matter most for the Nov. 6 general election?

    Only one is drawing national attention: the six-person Democratic contest in the 6th Congressional District to take on three-term Republican Rep. Andy Barr of Lexington, whose track record and talents have made him a potential successor to Sen. Mitch McConnell when the majority leader leaves the stage.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court this week struck down a 1992 federal law known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). The law said state legislatures are forbidden from passing laws authorizing or otherwise enabling or promoting gambling on sporting events in their states.

    The 6-3 opinion, in which liberal Justice Elena Kagan joined with the court’s five conservatives, is more nuanced than has generally been reported.

  • North Korea’s recent temper tantrum over U.S.-South Korean military exercises and its threat to pull out of its upcoming summit with President Trump are signs that Trump’s North Korea strategy is working.

  • If political power were won by hand-wringing and anguished introspection, the Democratic Party would rule the galaxy.

    The hum of obsessive and counterproductive worry is rising: President Trump’s approval has crept up from abysmal to merely awful! Candidates from the party’s progressive wing have won some House primaries! Republicans have not, in every single case, chosen candidates who are unelectable! The Russia investigation is a year old, and still nobody has been frog-marched out of the West Wing in chains! And Trump is still president!

  • To the editor,
    This letter is in response to the recent ad put out by Nelson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). As an administrator in our town’s public schools, I see the pain and suffering present in the lives of some of our community’s children due to abuse and neglect. They wear heartbreak into school each day along with their backpacks.

  • I endorse James DeWeese for state representative. James is not just for the working people. he is for all of Nelson County. He will take Frankfort back for the people. He is a honest hardworking family man who will listen to the people who send him to Frankfort as our state cause he knows who he works for us, the people. So please get out and vote James DeWeese for state representative. United we stand divided we fall. Let’s stand strong and united together and send James DeWeese to Frankfort!

    Troy Frazier

    Boston

  • It is my honor and pleasure to endorse James DeWeese as our next state representative. I have lived in Nelson County my whole life. I have known James for over eight years. I have seen the hours he puts in volunteering his time to fight for people. He has worked selflessly to unite people for causes that matter to all of us. He exemplifies honesty, integrity and compassion towards everyone’s unique situations. He is experienced in standing up for what is right and just. He is who we need in Frankfort to stand up for us. Vote for James DeWeese on May 22 and again on Nov. 6.

  • As a retired, but active teacher in Kentucky I have personally seen the dedication James DeWeese has for not only Kentucky’s Active and Retired Public Educators, but also for Public Education. James knows the value of a free public education; and will fight for what is and should always be our greatest resource, our children.

  • Outside of his immediate family, I probably know Kenny Fogle better than anyone else alive. Kenny and I have been best friends since before we started grade school at Holy Cross many years ago. We have been through some good times and some rough times. We joined the Air Force during the same period of time and remained close for many years thereafter. Even during my years traveling with my music show I knew I had someone to call back home to catch up what was going on and tried to visit each other as much as possible.

  • My name is Amy Farley, and I support James DeWeese for state representative.

  • When Kenny Fogle first asked me to help him with his campaign for Nelson County judge-executive, I was both honored and concerned. Honored that he put that much trust and faith in me to help, but concerned because I knew what he was up against.