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Opinion

State should expand vision test regimen for drivers

By JIM PAXTON Paducah Sun

Kentucky's record is not the best when it comes to highway safety laws.A generation ago the General Assembly repealed a law requiring motorcycle riders to wear helmets. It did so despite statistics ... More

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Private information could soon be for sale

While everyone has been split between fawning over the defeat of Trumpcare and hanging their heads over the defeat of the Wildcats during the NCAA tournament, a group of lawmakers took steps to sell ...

The Problem with Credit Card Limits

Having access to credit through a revolving account, like a credit card, is beneficial to most consumers when cash flow is tight or a major expense comes out of the blue. Credit cards offer incredible ...

Proposed budget cuts could prove devastating

President Donald Trump on Thursday released his 2018 budget proposal, which outlines a number of cuts to discretionary spending in favor of policies he espoused during a rather controversial campaig ...

Kentucky joins trend with outcomes funding

Kentucky is about to join join a parade of states that have tied higher education funding to student outcomes.The state's reordering of how it allots approximately $1 billion in higher ed funding wa ...

Government should be open to its public

Sunshine Week is celebrated across the nation every March to highlight the importance of open government and how only transparency can ensure accountability.In Kentucky, Sunshine Week (March 12-18) ...

Political vendetta threatens checks, balances

Sometime during the early morning hours in the last days of a short legislative session, Kentucky Senate Republicans again took it upon themselves to eviscerate voters' rights.OK, so that's a rather ...

Time to reform justice system looms in state

Last year, during my visit to the drug treatment program at Roeder Correctional Complex in LaGrange, Kentucky, I met a young man there named Joe. He was smart and articulate, the son of a police off ...

Letter to the Editor

Reader supports Martinazzi's testimonyBravery is not always easy. Stress is a thief. It steals our time, our energy and our sense of peace and happiness. The effects of stress hinders the achievemen ...

Public money doesn't belong in private schools

I feel very strongly that taxes collected for the purpose of supporting public education should not be diverted to other schools. This money should not be used for private schools, charter schools o ...

Seniors, first responders focus in Frankfort

As we moved past the half-way mark of the 2017 Legislative Session the members remained busily focused on legislation dealing primarily with job creation, criminal justice, and what I refer to as fa ...

Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Highs in 2017

In case you were not aware, credit card interest rates have recently hit a high. The reason is that almost all lenders have changed consumers to a variable interest rate card. This has resulted in muc ...

Letters to the Editor

Reader has questions about proposed practice facilityThere are many questions that need to be answered before they build this building. â ¢ Why are they building it at the Complex?â ¢ What size is t ...

Lawmakers don't need to dabble with religion

Last week a Kentucky lawmaker introduced legislation to allow the Bible to be taught as an elective in public schools across the state.As a Christian, I hope the proposal doesn't become law.It's hum ...

Letter to the Editor

Reader: Cothran attempting to push 'alternative facts'HB 106, the so-called Bathroom Bill, was introduced by State Representative Richard Nelson. He is a Democrat. What Martin Cothran was attempting ...

Privacy of students is important

A number of state legislatures have seen the introduction of proposed laws that would restrict bathroom use in schools according to the student's biological gender. Kentucky is one of them. These bi ...

Highway fatalities on the rise

No one is ever prepared to say a final goodbye. There's a unique sting that accompanies deaths that were seemingly avoidable and unnecessary. Last year in Kentucky, 835 people died in crashes. More ...

Community challenge off to 'hangry' start

Two weeks ago, I got the bright idea to join this year's Pennyrile District Health Department/WKDZ community weight loss challenge. I enlisted my fellow Cadiz Record cohorts in attempting this with ...

Pension disclosures surely raise eyebrows

One oft-voiced frustration about lawmakers is that they tend not to walk in our shoes.Take Obamacare. As the law was originally written members of Congress as well as their staffs were required to f ...

News

Nature Station to host Harry Potter program

The Wizardry World of Harry Potter visits Woodlands Nature Station during spring break through April 7, at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Programs for all ages will be offered dail ...

Brown retires from Cadiz Police Department

Submitted photo

Cadiz Mayor Todd King (right) presents retiring Sgt. Scott Brown (center) with a key to the city as Cadiz Police Chief Chad Grace looks on during a retirement celebration Sunday at th ...

North Carolina man faces drug trafficking charge

A North Carolina man was arrested last week after Kentucky State Police troopers discovered a large amount of marijuana in his vehicle.

On Friday, at about 8:15 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 1's i ...

Local participates in mock trial event

For the third consecutive year, Eastern Kentucky University's mock trial team has earned a trip to the American Mock Trial Association's (AMTA) National Championship Tournament.

EKU finished with a 7 ...

Sports

Muskellunge on march

Spring break for many conjures thoughts of traveling somewhere warm and catnapping on a beach between rounds of golf.

A staycation sounds much better if you're a muskellunge angler from Kentucky. The ...

Hoptown earns 7-1 win over Wildcats

The Trigg County Wildcats fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 7-1 loss to Hopkinsville on Friday at the Trigg Recreation Complex in Cadiz. Hopkinsville took the lead on a home run in the s ...

Diallo shares insights on basketball program

At times he might have wondered what it would be like to be playing at Kentucky now, but Hamidou Diallo insists he never lost track of his plan.

He enrolled at Kentucky in January intending to redshi ...

Arrowcats place 2nd in region tournament

The High School Arrowcats finished second in the KHSAA Region 1 Archery Tournament Saturday in Madisonville. They finished six points away from the first place Henderson County.

The Arrowcats will n ...

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