Opinion

Op-Ed

Get a grip, kids, things aren’t so bad

Recently I saw a political cartoon that really struck me. Everyone has read about the “Greatest Generation.” I do not qualify for that distinction as I was an eight-year-old schoolboy at the time of Pearl Harbor. The cartoon depicted the fact that 18-20-year-olds in 1944 were storming the Normandy beaches in France or were fighting in the jungles of the South Pacific islands.

Op-Ed

Join together to fight terrorism

Just before 8 a.m. on March 22, as the morning rush hit, the International Airport in Brussels, Belgium was shaken by two explosions. The nearby metro station was hit shortly thereafter. These explosions killed 31 people and injured 300 more.

Editorials

Budget will hobble Kentucky

While we applaud Gov. Matt Bevin and lawmakers for tackling the crisis in public-pension funding, there’s little else to cheer in the budget that Bevin signed Wednesday.

National Opinions

The cult of political sore losers

Bernie Sanders isn’t losing. Just ask many of his backers or listen to some of his own complaints. He’s being robbed, a victim of antiquated rules, voter suppression, shady arithmetic and a corrupt Democratic establishment. The swindle includes the South’s getting inordinate sway and the poor none at all. If Americans really had a voice, they would shout “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!” until too hoarse to shout anymore.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t stereotype gun owners

The phrase “gun culture” tends to conjure certain stereotypes of frenzied extremists or ignorant hoodlums. As frequently happens with stereotypes, a grain of truth masks the diversity within the millions of gun-owning Americans.

Letters to the Editor

Conn not alone in fraud

The recent attention given to lawyer Eric Conn and his cronies regarding their fraudulent activities involving Supplemental Security Income should not detract from the needed attention on those Social Security managers whom whistleblower Sarah Carver said “had knowledge of it for years.”

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Fans enjoyed Rolex Cross Country event despite rain

Thousands of fans flock to the Kentucky Horse Park during a rainy Saturday to watch the Rolex Kentucky cross-country event on Saturday.
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Fans enjoyed Rolex Cross Country event despite rain 01:10

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