Shouldn’t corrections include compassion?
We don’t believe the Kentucky State Penitentiary at Eddyville will end up on the list of the world’s worst prisons but the recently disclosed starvation death of an inmate there didn’t help anyone’s reputation.
Politics vs. good government - 2014 edition
There is an old saying about how legislators feel about certain issues that come before the General Assembly.
Juvenile justice bill finally wins passage
We complained in this space last month that the General Assembly, specifically the Senate, was headed down the wrong path in its handling of Senate Bill 200, a carefully-crafted, broadly supported effort to modernize Kentucky’s juvenile justice laws.
Numbers say stop fussin’ and start fixin’!
We’ve said it before and we’re saying it again. It is long past time for Republicans like U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell to stop complaining about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and start working with the other party to fix the pieces of the massive law that need fixing.
Benching Rupp Arena project a mistake
Folks who believe that college basketball is more important than anything else in Kentucky apparently don’t serve in the State Senate.
Snow days decision can wait no longer
We had hoped this editorial would not have been necessary by the time you read it in today’s issue of the Journal-Times.
Are some legislators smarter than experts?
Ready - shoot - aim. No good deed goes unpunished. There’s the right way, the wrong way and the Frankfort way. We could go on with pithy sayings about the strange happenings at the State Capitol when the Kentucky General Assembly is in session.
Shouldn’t majority rule mean smoke-free?
Recent statewide polls show as many as 65 percent of Kentucky voters say they are in favor of outlawing smoking in workplaces and public facilities, including restaurants and bars.
Legalized marijuana, hemp must be explored
Whether you call it marijuana or cannabis or whether you believe someone can get high on industrial hemp, Kentucky is making history with both plants.
We must protect against dating violence
We were encouraged when the leadership of the Kentucky House of Representatives came forward last month with House Bill 8 to amend the domestic violence protection laws to shield unmarried individuals in dating relationships.
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