• June 29, 2011: Our readers write

    Flouride protection
    Kentucky law states that communities with a population of 1,500 or more must have their public water systems fluoridated.  Therefore, 99.6 percent of public water systems are fluoridated in Kentucky.
    Public health officials have recommended that fluoridated tap water not be used to create infant formula. This can cause a toxic overdose of fluoride in infants, causing fluoride poisoning.  This can lead to tooth discoloration, neurological harm and other long-term problems.

  • June 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Meth puts Hardin County’s residents at risk
    Methamphetamine is an extremely dangerous drug, yet there are some people in Hardin County who choose to forego the associated risks in order to not only utilize, but manufacture it as well.  Because of meth’s highly addictive nature, a single use can lead to dependence, as well as a blighted future attempting to obtain and manufacture enough to sustain the insatiable desire for the original euphoric sensation.

  • June 27, 2011: Our readers write

    Democrat conundrum
    During the year of creating Obamanoncare — you’ll get coverage, but not necessarily care — the Democrats and President Barack Obama did not budge one inch or even consult or meet with Republicans. Now they rail against Republicans for not wanting to compromise on the debt limit situation. After destroying the economy by overspending and overregulating, they don’t want others to repair it.

  • June 26, 2011: Our readers write

    End the war, not just the surge
    I am happy to see that U.S. troops are starting to move out of Afghanistan, but the pace is too slow.
    Nine years after the 2001 invasion there are 250,000 foreign forces in Afghanistan.  100,000 U.S. troops, 50,000 NATO troops and 100,000 Pentagon paid contractors.  It is a high water mark that should never be approached again.
    Last year Afghanistan experienced the largest number of civilian casualties since the war began.

  • June 24, 2011: Our readers write

    Road work that works

  • June 23, 2011: Our readers write

    Doing something about downtown
    Applause to Mayor Tim Walker and the Elizabethtown City Council for finally taking steps to save our downtown. For many of us who have worked with the Heritage Council and other interested groups throughout the years, and a handful of us who actually have actually struggled to make businesses in downtown work, it is nice to see ideas and solutions suggested and talked about for decades finally given a chance to make a difference.

  • June 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Intimidation tactics
    Recently you ran an opinion by The Washington Post about climate change researchers being harassed. I don’t know the truth of the piece, but I do know climate change skeptics are subjected to intimidation and/or disciplinary proceedings because of their views
    A Daily Kos contributing editor suggested that Steve Milloy of www.junkscience.com, commit suicide or be euthanized for the crime of opposing global warming alarmism. The posting was removed.

  • June 20, 2011: Our readers write

    Bravo Bruins
    Congratulations Central Hardin Bruin baseball team on your state championship!
    Fans were entertained all week by an outstanding team.  As we were watching the championship game, I couldn’t help but be amazed at something else ... the behavior of the team. These young men are a class act. The sportsmanship, respect and enthusiasm were infectious. The way they handled themselves is very admirable.
    Congratulations to the parents for raising such extraordinary young men.

  • June 12, 2011: Our readers write

    Explanation needed
    What are we doing?
    Why does the president have the U.S. involved in what appears to be a civil war in Libya? Who are the people we are supporting? What does our country know about them? Why is it advantageous for our country to support them? Was/is Libya a threat to the U.S.?  Why is the president opposing calling it a “war?” Who believes the president when he says “No boots on the ground?” Does this action make us appear to be terrorists? Are we making Muslim enemies for generations?

  • June 8, 2011: Our readers write

    From one soldier to another
    You may have seen an article in the paper or heard from a friend about the Casing of the Colors Ceremony for the U.S. Army Armor School, or you may be thinking, “Didn’t that already happen?” Well no, it has not. But it will Friday, June 10, at 9 a.m. at Brooks Field on Fort Knox. Through 70 years more than 300,000 soldiers and Marines learned the skills to become tankers, scouts, or mechanics and many of us chose to retire here in the area.