• April 24, 2011: Our readers write

    Obama a hypocrite on education
    Many a time President Barack Obama has spoken out on education issues, always affirming his support of opportunity for all students and of course more and more money for education. Unfortunately the president and his fellow Democrats could not support the Washington, D.C., Opportunity Scholarship Program that serves low-income, mostly minority students.
    The program helped 1,700 kids and independent evaluations found it very successful but the president and Democrats killed the program in 2009.

  • April 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Use mulch properly around trees
    In the last few weeks, I have watched KET programs, “The Victory Garden” and “This Old House.” Each devoted segments to the danger of putting mulch around trees.
    They made a point of saying the mulch must not touch the tree and must be kept 3 or 4 inches from the tree. Putting mulch close to trees keeps the lower tree and roots too wet, causing them to rot and die.

  • April 21, 2011: Our readers write

    Silliness in session

  • April 20: Our readers write

    Brett Guthrie’s vote on the budget
    On April 15, U.S. Rep Brett Guthrie voted for Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal. The budget claims a $1.6 trillion deficit reduction by 2012-2021, but in reality it’s only $380 billion.
    The budget cuts spending by $4.3 trillion, mostly Medicare and Medicaid, and gives rich folks $4.2 trillion in tax cuts.

  • April 19, 2011: Our readers write

    Preschoolers should not have to move
    I think it is a shame that the superintendent of Hardin County Schools would even consider moving the preschool out of Lakewood Elementary School. She is supposed to be for our preschoolers, not against them.
    This move was not discussed with parents. Nor was the community asked for its input. To my knowledge, the staff and site-based decision making council were not even told  that this was a consideration.

  • April 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Trump should have been corrected

    While recently watching NBC’s “The Today Show,” an interview between anchor Meredith Vieira and Donald Trump was aired as a top attraction of the morning show.

  • April 11, 2011: Our readers write

    The good, the bad and the yummy
    Recently, Yum! Brands proposed allowing food stamps to be accepted at restaurants owned by Yum! corporations. Lobbyists are rallying for Gov. Steve Beshear’s support. Yum! has financially endorsed Beshear’s re-election campaign on many occasions since the food stamp/restaurant proposal, almost assuredly in hopes of gaining his support. 

  • April 10, 2011: Our readers write

    Early years are the most important

    Young children in Hardin County deserve the best that we can give them.

    Week of the Young Child, April 11-17, is a time to recognize the needs of young children, and thank the adults involved in their education and care.

    Parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults play important roles in the lives of young children, and Week of the Young Child celebrates their efforts.

  • April 7, 2011: Our readers write

    Coal good for America
    Approaching Easter, I think of the commercial about a product that is only available during this time of year. It essentially says “when the Easter Bunny is gone, this product is also gone.” Something like government incentives and tax breaks for the development of alternative energy sources. For when the incentives are gone, so are the new energy projects.
    This has been proven in Europe, according to a recent John Stossel report, and it is subject to happen here, too.

  • April 4, 2011: Our readers write

    Mad bombers
    Countries are known for their cars, their food, their arts or language. The United States is noted for its bombing. We bomb people we like. We have compassionate bombing. If we like you, there is humane bombing where we are trying to help you. Sometimes we even bomb you because we don’t like you. We are very good at bombing. In fact, no one else in the entire world can bomb without our leadership. This is known as our exceptionalism.