• Oct. 10, 2013: Our readers write

    What if ...

    I have been listening to the circus that is the debate over the government shutdown, and see how the Associated Press and other mainstream media rush to blame the House of Representatives.

    One of the few advantages of being older is you remember the shenanigans that happened in the past. This is far from being the first time this has happened.

  • Oct. 9, 2013: Our readers write

    What’s in a name?

    What would you call a government with a leader and representatives elected by people freely voting rather than having a king or queen? After this government is elected by the majority during freely held elections, what would you call the destructive and blocking actions against this freely elected government by a minority group who are disgruntled by the result of these freely held elections?

    Richard K. Rogers


  • Oct. 8, 2013: Our readers write

    School board should learn from others
    What’s wrong with this picture?
    Judge-Executive Harry Berry and the Hardin County Fiscal Court did not raise our property taxes. The mayors and city councils of Elizabethtown and Radcliff did not raise our property taxes.
    On the other hand, the Hardin County and  Elizabethtown Independent School boards did vote for and raised property taxes. Seeing as how approximately 70 percent or more of our property tax liability goes to the school districts, this is very disturbing to me.

  • Oct. 7, 2013: Our readers write

    Enough is enough already

  • Oct. 6, 2013: Our readers write

    Who’s making a statement now?

  • Oct. 4, 2013: Our readers write

    Laws can be changed

    Amid the current government brinksmanship over Obamacare, a rallying cry typical of many supporters has been, “It’s the law of the land.” For instance Al Gore struck the theme last week in a highly inflammatory speech at the Brookings Institution that went something like as follows:

  • Oct. 3, 2013: Our reader's write

    Paul’s latest goof

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants federal employees to be treated just like other citizens when it comes to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In fact, he is planning on pushing for a constitutional amendment that would outlaw any exemption from the ACA for federal employees. 

  • Oct. 2, 2013: Our readers write

    This past month has brought us two mass shootings which at first consideration would seem to have little to do with one another. The twelve people murdered at the Washington, D.C., Naval Yard were the victims of Aaron Alexis, a Navy veteran who was said to be mentally ill.

  • Oct. 1, 2013: Our readers write

    Something to think about

    Food for thought: We can afford to send three council members to Japan, but can’t fix the city pool? I have a problem with that.

    Dawn Powell



    Case not proven

    Evolution is widely accepted and almost universally taught as science, but it is not.

    It is true a certain butterfly or bird or other organism that wanders into a new environment will undergo gradual changes, and then we (homo sapiens) give it a new species name.

  • Sept. 30, 2013: Our readers write

    Some collaboration required

    As we all know in recent times we have had a government behaving much like a dysfunctional family. The Democrats and Republicans both blame each other for state of the economy and other key items in our daily lives. When our government cannot work together toward a common goal will we reach the same levels of despair as in other parts of the world?