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Today's Opinions

  • May 21, 2014: Our readers write

    Do facts support statement?

    The truth finally comes out about the condition of the courthouse, per Thursday’s article “Oldham: No concerns about courthouse condition.”

    It seems there was no research conducted on the part of the current 7th District magistrate, Dwight Morgan, concerning why we needed a new courthouse or the condition of the existing H.B. Fife Courthouse before he voted to spend millions of taxpayers’ dollars on the new government building.

  • Water is clear; issue is cloudy

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s public pool to reopen
    OUR VIEW:
    It isn’t only thing that needs repair

    There is relief in sight for Elizabethtown-area residents looking to beat the heat this summer. The American Legion Park municipal pool will open to the public once again beginning June 7.

    For many local residents that is a very welcome announcement. At the same time, it can be considered slightly confusing. Because of maintenance issues, last season was supposed to be the pool’s last.

  • From D.C. trip to postal heroism

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    It’s probably not often someone from Hardin County gets to go to Washington, D.C., and have lunch at the White House.

    East Hardin Middle School technology education teacher Brooke Whitlow can say she did, dining with among others, Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

  • May 20, 2014: Our readers write

    Neighboring states making gains in jobs

    Not only have Tennessee and Indiana surpassed Kentucky in competition for employers and jobs, our neighbor Missouri has as well. A little research reveals that Toyota told the California governor a day before it announced plans to shift its headquarters to Texas and the same for Kentucky’s governor before they announced the move of jobs from Kentucky. Think about that.

  • Don’t be fooled by phoney phone deals

    Consumers are reporting to the BBB been ripped off by scammers posing as national telephone companies.

  • Nurses will have impact at school

    ISSUE: HCS to have nurse in each school building

    OUR VIEW: Program will have far-reaching impact

    How do you spell relief? N-U-R-S-E, that’s how.

    Beginning next fall, all schools in the Hardin County district will have a nurse. The district, Lincoln Trail District Health Department and Hardin County Board of Health are partnering to provide full-time nurses in 21 schools.

  • May 18, 2014: Our readers write

    Good things occur in LaRue, too

    As a resident of LaRue County, I along with others have been embarrassed by the recent attention we have drawn in the media. I do understand the press has a responsibility to report such things and I also understand negative items are more interesting to the public.

  • Five of the best are from here

    ISSUE: National Merit Scholarship finalists

    OUR VIEW: Local students among academic elite

    They represent the thin percentage of students whose drive, discipline and dedication combine to push them to achieve far more than their peers.

    While good grades are the pursuit of the majority within their classes, great is the mark they set and expect of themselves. And their hard work, tenacity and accomplishments are rewarded in very special ways. They are among the academic elite of their generation.