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Today's Opinions

  • Swope family serves community

    ISSUE: Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award
    OUR VIEW: Commitment is a Swope family endeavor

    At the annual Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner this week, Bob Swope and Carl Swope received the 2014 Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award. It is the same award their father, Bill Swope, received in 2003 as the first such honoree of the Lincoln Heritage Council-Boy Scouts of America.

  • Hodgenville must tread carefully

    ISSUE: Hodgenville City Council's public hearing
    OUR VIEW: Delicate matter deserves special care

  • Reclaim space by recycling

    ISSUE: E-Scrap event is Saturday in E’town
    OUR VIEW: Turn in electronics to help us all

  • Tips for planning vacation through a travel agency

    It has been a long winter. Are you ready to plan your summer vacation? The Better Business Bureau advises consumers to use care when making plans online and through travel agencies.

    Written complaints to the BBB about travel agencies remain steady. However, the BBB reports that consumer inquiries about travel agencies were significantly higher in 2013 than they were in 2012. BBB received 3,685 inquiries in 2013 compared to 2,324 inquiries in 2012, an increase of 59 percent.

  • Riverport offers savings, opportuniites

    ISSUE: Meade County’s new riverport
    OUR VIEW:
    Opening up markets for the region

    Following what was at first a rocky start with its development partner and a decade-long construction period, the Meade County Riverport Authority is scheduled to open its new regional grain port facility sometime before the harvest season this fall.

  • Auction discovery possesses rare value

    On a cold Friday night before spring arrived, my sister attended an indoor auction — more for entertainment than acquisition.

    Attending auctions can be fun. A good auctioneer puts on a great show from the melodic chant of the sale to the comedic banter between offerings.

  • Merge goals, not bankrolls

    ISSUE: Promotion of Elizabethtown Sports Park director
    OUR VIEW: While unifying parks, keep accounting separate

  • General optimism

    ISSUE: Predictions about Fort Knox’s future
    OUR VIEW: Post commander offers optimism

    With a community reliant on Fort Knox as one of its economic engines, business leaders are pleased to welcome Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs’ optimistic outlook.