• 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.

  • June 6, 2011: Our readers write

    P’Pool for attorney general
    You have to admit “P’Pool” is an uncommon name.  It is only right that it should belong to an uncommon man who  as attorney general finally will defend the people of Kentucky from the Beltway bureaucrats of the Obama regime.  If elected, Todd P’Pool has promised to add Kentucky to the states challenging Obamacare in federal court.  

  • June 5, 2011: Our readers write

    Majority rules
    In a democratic republic such as ours, the majority rules, right? That certainly seems to be the argument quickly made nearly every time someone is offended when our “Christian nation” principles are challenged by non-Christian or nonreligious people, whether it is a matter of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools or fighting within religious or other groups over issues such as  same-sex marriages, abortion and other topics pundits love to divide us on.

  • June 3, 2011: Our readers write

    On sandhill cranes

  • June 2, 2011: Our readers write

    Going above and beyond
    After the month of May when the lower half of Hawkins Drive was submerged, not a mailbox to be seen nor traffic sign, I would like to give a heartfelt thanks for one individual who truly believes “come rain or sleet or snow, the mail shall be delivered.” Mrs. Janet Banks.

  • June 1, 2011: Our readers write

    Hooray for ‘Hooray for Heroes’
    Saturday evening my daughter, three grandchildren and I attended the Hooray for Heroes program at Stithton Baptist Church. It was absolutely fantastic. I was filled with pride for the recognition of my 30 years of active Army service and 15 years as a first responder and for the service of my brother and sister veterans. Likewise, I was proud of the recognition of the brand new soldiers in the making who filled the pews.