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Today's Opinions

  • New programs at EIS are winners

    TOPIC: EIS initiatives
    OUR VIEW: District getting it right

    The school year is only a handful of weeks old but the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district already is making this a banner year with a pair of initiatives to reward and protect students.

  • Partnership improves care

    ISSUE: HMH affliated with Markey Cancer Center
    OUR VIEW: Agreement is a win-win for all

    Hardin Memorial Health’s Cancer Care Center recently became the 11th affiliate in the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s network.

  • Sept. 16, 2014: Our readers write

    GOP has turned

    its back on blacks

    Up to the present time, the Republican Party has not given African-Americans good reason to vote Republican. The party attempts to make it as hard as possible for black people to vote. Why would any voting bloc of people join a political party that tries to suppress the group’s vote?

  • Obama must lead the way

    ISSUE: President’s war strategy against ISIS
    OUR VIEW: Heavy with risks, this plan must work

  • Which day is the last day?

    ISSUE: Two tragedies with one message
    OUR VIEW: Make the most of everyday

    A common thread exists between all first responders. It is a bond built by regularly encountering high risk.

  • Shake on it

    ISSUE: Republicans offer Handshake with Kentucky

    OUR VIEW: Voters will determine if it has a chance

    In 1994, the Contract with America galvanized conservatives and excited many voters. It was a pledge by Congressional Republicans that clearly outlined 10 topics of concern that would be addressed if a GOP majority was elected.

  • Take steps to protect against credit fraud

    When it comes to credit card fraud, you are your own best defense. The Better Business Bureau offers tips on how to protect yourself from credit card fraud:

    • Be cautious about giving anyone your account number.
    • Carry only the cards you expect to use and keep them secure. 
  • Sept. 14, 2014: Our readers write

    Unable to schedule debate

    As many of you know, I am running a campaign to unseat a long-time incumbent, Jimmie Lee, from the Kentucky House of Representatives. I want voters to know that I sent him a certified letter requesting a series of town forums and debates, but he has chosen to ignore my request.