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Today's Opinions

  • The golden girl of local track

    TOPIC: North Hardin's champion Kianna Gray
    OUR VIEW: The best that's ever been on track

    When the final race of her spectacular high school career had ended, North Hardin High School senior Kianna Gray found herself where she has been so many times: Crossing the finish line ahead of the rest of her competition.

  • Note to graduates: Life will be tough

    TOPIC: High school graduations
    OUR VIEW: Find ways over life's many hurdles

    Every year, this newspaper writes an editorial either congratulating or challenging the hundreds of area high school graduates who have received or will receive their diplomas. Many times, it’s both.

  • Outstanding kids in community

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    SIX FROM A SINGLE SCHOOL. Congratulations to six truly outstanding Central Hardin High School seniors.

    They are recipients of prestigious U.S. Army Reserve Officers Training Corps college scholarships that cover full tuition, room and board, and provide a stipend for books.

  • May 26, 2015: Our readers write

    Know how to care for pets in summer

    Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperatures comes much suffering for animals.

    Dogs are descendants of the wolf, an animal who spends his days in cool forests or in rock shelters. Just as the wolf seeks shelter from the sun, so dogs also need shade.

  • May 25, 2015: Our readers write

    Take time today to express gratitude

    In cemeteries across Ken­­tucky, this Memorial Day we will honor those who have died in service to our beloved United States. Traditions have evolved over time and Memorial Day now includes parades, ceremonies and picnics, with flags placed at the gravesites of all those who have served in the Armed Forces.

  • May 22, 2015: Our readers write

    Make plans to remember

    Over the years, the month of May has become a time for honoring and remembering men and women who have served, or are serving, our nation. May, which was designated as Military Appreciation Month in 1999 by Congress, includes Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.

  • A town shows its compassion

    ISSUE: Murder-suicide on a Vine Grove cul-de-sac
    OUR VIEW: Community responds to tragedy

    Vine Grove recently experienced a tragedy no small town should have to endure.

  • One man's trash is another's evidence

    ISSUE: Burglary arrest based on DNA evidence
    OUR VIEW: Police investigators are on the ball

    Two soft drink containers helped Kentucky State Police solve five break-ins and led to one felony arrest.

    The details sound like a detective novel or TV crime drama but in this case, it's real-life exceptional police work.