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Editorials

  • Administration, Congress should work together to address Zika virus

    Like many Kentuckians, I’m concerned about the Zika virus and the growing number of reports of people infected. In a recent meeting with President Obama at the White House, I raised the spread of this virus and what it could mean for Kentucky and the country as we head into warmer weather this spring and summer.

  • Tuition free does not equal debt free

     

     

    By Kyle Jorstad

    Center for Vision & Values

     

  • Editorial Cartoon 3/05/15
  • Another tax... coming to a town near you?

    By Tod Griffin

    The Kentucky State Senate is poised to consider a new tax that reportedly will put a half a billion dollars in the coffers of county and city governments across this commonwealth.

  • Newspapers are community

    There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minnesota, or the giant ice cream sundae statue in LeMars, Iowa, every city has a desire to be known for something.

    It’s part of what makes living in a community so special. Everyone wants to have a sense of home, a place where they can be involved and where getting to know neighbors is a blessing, not something to be avoided.

  • Guthrie backs energy bill that will lower costs, grow jobs

    Congressman Brett Guthrie today voted in support of a package of bills that will revitalize and unleash America’s energy sector.

  • Kentucky finances in shambles; state exempts more in taxes than it takes in as wages erode

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Predictions of Kentucky's fiscal doom have been so frequent for so long that they have taken on a "sky is falling" monotony.

    But, rest assured, unlike Henny Penny's hysteria, none of the fiscal warnings have been false alarms.

    This will become painfully evident when the legislature convenes Tuesday and begins digging into the biennial budget.

  • It's time to put jobs first

    Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in support of H.R. 4078, the “Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act” on July 26.
     
    “Having worked at my family’s small manufacturing business, I know firsthand how burdensome many of the federal government’s regulations are,” said Congressman Guthrie. “Coupled with our current economic situation, it is hard to break even, much less grow businesses and expand workforces.”
     

  • Growing momentum

    No one likes higher taxes. It would be nice if the community could grow without additional money.
    Leitchfield’s proposed restaurant tax is a bold move in these uncertain economic times, but it’s the most fair tax option for the city to implement.
    Leitchfield has been more than fair with its residents concerning taxes and fees. Except for property taxes, the city hasn’t increased taxes since the early 1990s.

  • County needs to work out problems, not snub funding

    Last week Grayson County Fiscal Court rejected any possible funding from FEMA for flooding that hit the county in May 2010. The funding would have helped the county repair roads damaged from the rain and flooding but magistrates and Judge-Executive Gary Logsdon turned up their noses at the national funding.
    The court says FEMA made changes in past disaster documentation and the county believes it had no control over those changes, which resulted in a poor audit of FEMA funds.