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Today's Opinions

  • Quality people make an impact

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    The greatest asset of this community is its people. Here are four prime examples of excellence.

  • City works on ethics ordinance

    ISSUE: Hodgenville to consider new ethics ordinance
    OUR VIEW: City ready to set expectations in order

    While the former mayor and one-time city clerk sit in jail cells, Hodgenville City Council is putting steps in motion to reconstitute the city’s ethics committee and rebuild its ethics ordinance.

  • Snow heroes

    ISSUE: Struggling and stranded in winter’s worst
    OUR VIEW: Express your thanks for those who help

    Snow heroes were out in full force this week and Hardin County is lucky to have such dedicated individuals.

  • Feb. 20, 2015: Our readers write

    Radcliff needs a job infusion

    I have many friends living in Radcliff and served many finance-related legal papers there in my more than 16-year career as a deputy sheriff.

  • KCTCS offers affordable education options now

    While lawmakers, higher education leaders and political pundits debate the feasibility of America’s College Promise — President Obama’s proposal for tuition-free community college — somewhere in Kentucky a graduating senior or a working adult wonder whether they can afford to go to college.

  • Vine Grove invests in infrastructure

    ISSUE: Vine Grove spends $350,000 on property
    OUR VIEW: Mayor exhibits caution before action

    With snow blanketing the entire community, it’s wise to take cautious, deliberate steps to keep from falling.

    That advice also might describe Blake Proffitt’s approach to leadership.

  • Feb. 18, 2015: Our readers write

    Column seen as propaganda

    In a recent column, “Civilization depends on our resolve and convictions,” Ron Lewis condemns a political correctness that would make us reluctant to criticize Islam (as if reluctance to criticize Islam was a real problem).

  • Graduation rates looking up locally

    TOPIC: Local graduation rates improve
    OUR VIEW: Moving numbers forward is vital

    Educators are big on numbers: Percentage of students who are deemed college ready, ACT and SAT scores, drop-out rates. In many ways, school districts reflect sports with its measurements for success.