• Sept. 30, 2011: Our readers write

    Economics 101 proof
    Have you ever been in a Hardin County convenience store when an out-of-town patron comes in and asks where the beer is? Have you seen that look of incredulousness, disappointment and frustration on that non-local’s face, when all they wanted after a hard day of driving was to get their favorite cold beer, go back to their hotel room and relax?

  • Sept. 29, 2011: Our readers write

    Alcohol sales an economic issue
    On Oct. 4, the residents of Vine Grove, Radcliff and Elizabethtown have a choice to make on expanded alcohol sales — yes or no. Before you vote, know the facts.
    97 percent of the United States allows the legal sale of alcohol in their communities. That makes our community, with only limited sales, a pretty unique place to live. But, the truth of the matter is, this is not a great selling point in attracting new business.

  • Sept. 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Don’t forget the past
    Recently one of your letters said that Hardin County was in the “Dark Ages.” We’re far from the dark ages, but we do face some dark days. At one time, May 1988, Hardin County was “lit up” all across the nation, because of the alcohol-related Carrollton bus crash.

  • Sept. 27, 2011: Our readers write

    The absentee Beshear
    Kentuckians. Gov. Steve Beshear courts the military to score political points, but has been MIA in dealing with what plagues Kentucky. Kentucky is a welfare state, a bankrupt state.
    Beshear, last year you balanced the budget with nonstimulus money that went to prop up unions that support you and President Barack Obama. You paid for Medicaid this year with borrowed money from next year’s budget and you balanced this year’s budget by mortgaging Kentucky’s future.

  • Sept. 25, 2011: Our readers write

    Where’s Steve?
    Heard of the children’s game Where’s Waldo? Well it looks like we have our own version going on in Kentucky called Where’s Steve? It seems that since he has a comfortable lead in the polls and a large bankroll from the casino industry, Gov. Steve Beshear has decided he can skip the debates and hide behind his many TV commercials. He snubbed our local Brushy Fork Debates in Vine Grove while Sen. David Williams showed up to talk and answer questions.

  • Sept. 23, 2011: Our readers write

    Work trumps handouts

  • Sept. 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Keep it sensible
    During the local option election in 2002, we had several friends, both drinkers and non-drinkers, who told us they felt it was only fair to vote to allow people who enjoyed a drink with their meals to have it.

  • Sept. 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Don’t limit growth
    How absolutely absurd it is that any counties in our commonwealth still observe some form of restrictions on the sale of alcohol. On Oct. 4, voters in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove have an opportunity to move out of the dark ages and remove prohibitions on the sale of something every American citizen of legal age should have the right to purchase, and does have in 95 percent of the country.

  • Sept. 15, 2011: Our readers write

    Johnson overlooked by Republican Party leaders and pundits
    The Republican Party is currently searching for a candidate that can lead an economic resurgence by practicing fiscal restraint.
    However, party officials and media pundits are overlooking a former two-term governor of New Mexico by the name of Gary Johnson.
    Johnson wants our armed forces to leave Iraq and Afghanistan. He also wants to eliminate the corporate income tax.

  • Sept. 13, 2011: Our readers write

    Be a ray of light
    Perhaps you have read the series by Becca Owsley and Robert Villanueva about the poor in Hardin County. If not, pick up a paper and read it. This is the real world in Elizabethtown and our local community.
    I recently retired from Fort Knox and decided to volunteer with a local agency. Boy, were my eyes opened. I thought poor or poverty was something that happened in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky or in big cities where the homeless hang their hats.