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Today's Opinions

  • GUEST EDITORIAL: Community journalism matters because communities matter

    Editor’s note: This column celebrates community journalism, like what you’ll find in the pages of The Sentinel-News, in honor of National Newspaper Week, Oct. 7-13.

    “Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”

    It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years.

  • GUEST EDITORIAL: Community journalism matters because communities matter

    Editor’s note: This column celebrates community journalism, like what you’ll find in the pages of The Sentinel-News, in honor of National Newspaper Week, Oct. 7-13.

    “Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”

    It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years.

  • MY WORD/Ryan Quarles, Commissioner of Agriculture: Farm to School is a win-win for farmers, students

    October is Farm To School month, and here in Kentucky we have plenty of reasons to celebrate.

    Our hard-working Kentucky Department of Agriculture staff has recruited 907 schools in 77 school districts to participate in our Farm To School program. Some school districts are the largest food procurers in each county, so this program provides many benefits to Kentucky farmers and students alike.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 10, 2018

    Consider plant-based diets

    Dear Editor,

    I just learned that World Day for Farm Animals was Oct. 2, Gandhi’s birthday. It’s intended to memorialize the billions of animals abused and killed for food each year.

    Like many others, I always thought of farm animals as “food on the hoof.”

    But, after watching the deeply moving feature film “okja” on Netflix, I realized that a farm animal is much like our family dog, fully deserving of compassion and respect.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 10, 2018

    Consider plant-based diets

    Dear Editor,

    I just learned that World Day for Farm Animals was Oct. 2, Gandhi’s birthday. It’s intended to memorialize the billions of animals abused and killed for food each year.

    Like many others, I always thought of farm animals as “food on the hoof.”

    But, after watching the deeply moving feature film “okja” on Netflix, I realized that a farm animal is much like our family dog, fully deserving of compassion and respect.

  • GUEST EDITORIAL: Scale of addiction is a local, global concern

    We have commented several times recently about the paradox of low labor force participation by men of prime working age despite a booming economy in which thousands of good jobs go wanting.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the overall participation rate is the lowest in 40 years. The percentage of working-age men (ages 25-54) who do not work is double what it was in the 1970s. In fact, the U.S. nonparticipation rate for this demographic is second highest in the developed world, behind only Israel.

  • GUEST EDITORIAL: Scale of addiction is a local, global concern

    We have commented several times recently about the paradox of low labor force participation by men of prime working age despite a booming economy in which thousands of good jobs go wanting.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the overall participation rate is the lowest in 40 years. The percentage of working-age men (ages 25-54) who do not work is double what it was in the 1970s. In fact, the U.S. nonparticipation rate for this demographic is second highest in the developed world, behind only Israel.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 3, 2018

    One Democrat responds to ‘Drivel and Tripe’

     

    Roy Smith’s Letter to the Editor in the Sept. 19 edition of The Sentinel-News [“What have Democrat’s done?”] displays an amazing amount of vitriol for someone so deeply enchanted by the current administration.