• Feb. 15, 2012: Our readers write

    On the local veterans tribute

    I am sure we all are aware that the purpose of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute is to honor the service and sacrifice of those who have so nobly defended our nation and the freedoms we enjoy.

    But let me shed some light on the other side of the story. The plan for this tribute began in 2008. It was the brain child of Gary Broadway, who had seen a similar tribute to veterans while traveling.

  • Feb. 14, 2012: Our readers write

    Men must stop telling women how to live
    I was listening to the Diane Rehm Show on NPR and they were discussing the mandate that health insurance provide birth control for women who are employed by church-run organizations. I know the Catholic church always has been against birth control. I was brought up Catholic so I am familiar with their teachings.
    The question I have for church leaders is: Do they provide health insurance in these same organizations that provide the medical procedure of a vasectomy for men? Is that not a form of birth control?

  • Feb. 13, 2012: Our readers write

    Outpouring of support strikes home
    I have had the great pleasure in assisting the coaching staff for the John Hardin High School bowling teams. During that time I was told that to compete, each bowler would need his or her own equipment. For a lot of reasons some could not afford to do so at the time. I asked my bowling companions from several leagues if they had any used bowling balls or bags they could donate to the high school bowlers.

  • Feb. 12, 2012: Our readers write

    Choice or prison
    Why would some students want to drop out before age 18? Perhaps because they can’t read or don’t know their multiplcation tables and take almost nothing from classes except being self-labeled as dummies, day after day. Bright spots for them may be when they can get others to laugh or otherwise waste time. So why should schools be financially rewarded for forcefully keeping disrupters until age 18, damaging the learning opportunities of real students?

  • Feb. 10, 2012: Our readers write

    Don’t shrug off the shoulders
    When driving a car and the right front tire leaves the pavement and drops to the shoulder, hold the steering wheel tightly (as if your life depends on it), tense your arms, keep the wheels straight as possible and very slowly work your way back up on the road.

  • Feb. 9, 2012: Our readers write

    Voter fraud a myth?
     I do not oppose the requirement of showing IDs to purchase alcohol, just that we should take the same care at the voting booth.  

  • Feb. 7, 2012: Our readers write

    Obama’s complications with Catholicism

  • Feb. 5, 2012: Our readers write

    A matter of safe access
    Have you noticed the two signs located in the parking lot of Home Depot when you were trying to get to Towne Mall? The ones that read “No Thru Traffic.” Surely you have, that is if you have traveled from Veterans Way or the Woodland Drive/Buford Lane detour to Ring Road. One cannot turn left from Ring Road to get to the mall unless you turn at the red light, drive through Home Depot’s parking lot and then turn left on Woodland Drive.

  • Feb. 2, 2012: Our readers write

    Obama energy policy needs rewrite
    President Barack Obama’s latest attack on carbon fuels and American jobs is a disaster. He rejected the Keystone pipeline, which was proposed to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, to carry crude oil to American refineries. It would have provided thousands of desperately needed American jobs and reduced our dependence on oil from the Middle East. If it does not go through the U.S., it will go to the West Coast of Canada, and from there, the oil likely will go to China.

  • Feb. 1, 2012: Our readers write

    Right side of the road needs attention
    I have read many times over the years how our local roadways have contributed to, or caused, a crash when the vehicle being driven dropped off the right side of the roadway causing the driver to react and, in turn, causing the vehicle to overturn several times. I haven’t kept track of the statistics, but, in many instances, the driver or a passenger has been severely injured or died.