• May 4, 2011: Our readers write

    When can we be proud?
    Congratulations Kentucky. You have been ranked by “24/7 Wall Street “ as the worst governed state in the Union. No small task considering we had to beat Michigan, Arizona and California, which were ranked 47-49th respectively.

  • May 2, 2011: Our readers write

    Railways to heaven
    April 30 marked the 40th anniversary of the end of an era; the last running of passenger trains on the L&N Railroad, one of the great classy American Railroads. On that date, several L&N routes ran their last trip. The most notable of these, The Pan American and The Hummingbird, service from Cincinnati to New Orleans. The few trains that remained were continued under Amtrak for different periods of time. Most were canceled before 1980.

  • May 1, 2011: Our readers write

    Alcohol sales should be put to a vote
    The issue is not a moral one but rather a matter of allowing voters to decide if they want alcoholic beverages sold at retailers in the county. The first amendment gives us the right to petition and that is exactly what Y.E.S. is doing. They are gathering signatures on a petition so the question can be put to a vote. No matter if you are for or against the issue, voters in Hardin County have the right to decide.

  • April 29, 2011: Our readers write

    Goodwill Industries Week coming up
    From May 1–7, Goodwill agencies across the United States and Canada will celebrate the 60th annual Goodwill Industries Week, reflecting how the nonprofit has grown with the times yet kept true to its founding value of providing jobs and job training for people with disabilities or other disadvantages. This commemoration also allows us to thank our shoppers and donors, business and government partners — for the important role they play in Goodwill’s history and future.

  • April 28, 2011: Our readers write

    A partnership that worked
    Something beautiful happened this past weekend.
    The nature preserve/outdoor classroom area at Radcliff’s Woodland Elementary School needed to have its one-half mile of walking trails re-mulched to provide for better footing for the students who regularly visit there.
    The newly formed Junior Leadership Corps (JLC) programs at Radcliff’s North Middle and Vine Grove’s J. T. Alton Middle Schools were seeking to conduct a small unit leadership development exercise/community service project.

  • April 26, 2011: Our readers write

    A good man
    I had the good luck to encounter one — really two, on busy Dixie Highway on a Friday evening.

  • Middle class barometer

    Conservative Republicans are always accusing liberal Democrats of waging class warfare when Democrats point out the wide and forever-growing income gap between the haves and have-nots. Conservatives generally don’t see pervasive poverty in America as a problem and seem unconcerned with the rich getting richer while the middle class and poor get poorer.

  • April 25, 2011: Our readers write

    Williams' lessons

  • 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.