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Today's Opinions

  • Religious bias in coverage?

    To the Editor:

    During the past year I have seen five KET programs favorable to Roman Catholics, who make up 15 percent of Kentucky’s population, but none favorable to Baptists -- who make up 25 percent of Kentucky’s population -- and none favorable to our Pentecostal brethren.

    These are from the latest figures I could find.

    Where is the balance? Is it discrimination?

  • More years with Moore

    Dear Editor:

    I have had the honor and privilege of knowing state Rep. Tim Moore for several years, but not to the extent I have gotten to know him over the past two years as a fellow legislator. What I have observed during this period is a dedicated and committed public servant who works tirelessly on behalf his constituents.

  • Save the planet: eat plants

    Dear Editor,

    Right on the heels of utter devastation wrought by Hurricanes Florence and Michael comes an alarming report in the prestigious journal “Nature” that mitigation of global climate change will require a massive switch to plant-based eating.

  • CPC urges conservative votes

    Dear Editor,
     We’d like to encourage everyone to get to know the candidates on the ballot before they go to the polls this election. There are many races on the ballot and sometimes gathering enough information on the candidates in order to make an informed vote can be overwhelming. That’s why the Commonwealth Policy Center and Commonwealth Policy PAC have teamed up to produce a voter guide for every state House, Senate and U.S. Congressional race. You can find the voter guides at www.commonwealthpolicycenter.org

  • Endorsing Lovell for state representative

    To the Editor:

    I’m endorsing Donielle Lovell for Kentucky’s 18th district. Kentucky is at a crossroads and could either prosper or succumb to its obstacles. We must elect a knowledgeable, honest, hardworking candidate.
    The greatest issues plaguing Kentucky are tax/pension systems, drug epidemic, poverty and lack of job stability. Donielle has a plan to reform our tax system by reducing unnecessary spending. Her plan benefits Kentuckians without altering pensions.

  • Community journalism matters because communities matter

    “Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”
    It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years.

  • Time to stand up for a free press

    During my years working at daily newspapers in large cities, I’d cynically roll my eyes when asked to contribute to our efforts marking National Newspaper Week. “It’s just a marketing ploy,” I’d grumble. “The public knows newspapers are important.”
    That was then. This is now.

  • Full economic recovery? Not in Kentucky

    By Anna Baumann

    Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

    New American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2016 released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau shows poverty didn’t budge and income only increased slightly in Kentucky from 2015.

    The poverty rate was unchanged at 18.5 percent statewide, and remained higher than the pre-recession rate of 17.3 percent set in 2007. Median household income grew an inflation-adjusted $871 since 2015 to $46,659, essentially the same as it was pre-recession.