Today's News

  • Liberty Bee-ten

        The beat goes on.
        Make that:  The beatings go on.
        Liberty has been unable to solve the enigma which is Brookville this year.  In football, the Minutemen were beaten twice by the Bees, including being sent packing from the playoffs.

  • Eagles soar; opponents sore

        They are the bad boys of the Blue Ridge.
        They're the dominators of their district. 
        Now, they aim to be the conquistadors of their conference.
        And then some.

  • Sports Commentary: The Age of Aquarius

        "April is the cruelest month" is the opening line of a poem called "The Waste Land."
        That poem was written by T.S. Eliot.  I understand the poem is considered one of the most important poems of the 20th century.
        I'm uncertain how critical such prose might be when its opening line is patently false.  These being the sports pages, rather than arts and letters, I'm looking at it with a sporting eye.

  • In State of the Union, the President misses an opportunity for bipartisan solutions

    By Congressman Robert Hurt


    Last Tuesday, the President came to the Capitol to speak to Congress and the American people about his priorities for our nation. While I appreciate the President’s recognition in Tuesday’s address that much more needs to be done to create jobs and opportunities for hardworking families, I have serious concerns with much of his approach for achieving these goals.


  • Removing bureaucracy from the education equation

    Why does federal bureaucracy need a bigger role in higher education? This is the question many of us are asking as the Obama Administration continues to propose policies that further government intrusion into our education system. Ensuring the opportunity for a quality education is important to America’s future.

  • Session moving forward on legislation

    By Delegate Terry Austin
    19th District

        We’ve finished our first full week of the 2015 General Assembly session and I’m happy to report that things are quickly progressing forward.  Our committees and subcommittees are meeting to consider thousands of pieces of legislation, and I speak with constituents daily as they stop by my office and/or call me to share their views. 

  • There’s a lot to consider this session

    By Sen. Steve Newman
    23rd District

    This week marked the first full week of the 2015 General Assembly session, with bills being debated in committees and on the floor of the Senate.   Short sessions, like the one this year, tend to move a little more briskly in order to handle the volume of legislation in just  45 days.   And, there’s a lot of legislation to consider.

  • What is a tax?

     By David Lowry

        Over the years Supervisor Steve Arrington has been a strong advocate for maintaining our low property tax rate here in Bedford County and has actively acted on his beliefs, even to the point of participating in the censure of his fellow Republican supervisors who voted for a tax increase.

  • Obama’s right: The union is strong

    It’s always a pleasure to watch and listen to this particular president give a major speech or formal address.
        Barack Obama’s soaring rhetorical abilities can’t be matched by anyone else in politics today. His ability to speak reflects what even his critics know to be his deep intellect.

  • Is it reasonable?

        It’s budget time again and all our local governing bodies are about to begin wrestling with the budget bear. It can be a tough time because they often have to begin working before they know what the General Assembly is going to do to them.