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Today's Opinions

  • Helping parents and preschoolers

    Of all the jobs that life may offer, perhaps the most important carries the fewest qualification.

    The basic requirements for parenthood are physical and genetic. The true job description, however, would require a broad wealth of talents, skills and abilities, not to mention emotional and physiological well-being.

    Parents often feel inadequate when faced with the responsibility of rearing other human beings. The process becomes especially complicated as the school years introduce these tiny people to the world for the first time.

  • June 29, 2014: Our readers write

    Example of small thinking

    A recent decision to let the term of long-time Radcliff Planning Commission member John Flanagan expire without reappointment is an example of the small thinking that got us where we are and contributes to our staying here.

  • June 27, 2014: Our readers write

    Grimes will be loyal to Obama

    When Alison Grimes gave her acceptance speech on the night of this past primary election, she claimed to be her own woman and would go to the Senate to represent the people of Kentucky, not President Barack Obama. This makes a very interesting contrast to what was said at a Democratic fundraiser for her and other female Senate candidates.

    Chaired by Michelle Obama, the first lady noted how hard it had been to get Obamacare through and their goal of more gun control legislation had fallen short.

  • Plenty of summer educational opportunities in area

    TOPIC: Summer educational opportunities
    OUR VIEW: Learning never takes a break

    School has been out of session for only a few weeks, but the opportunity to learn and keep a mind sharp is available for the taking.

    A handful of learning camps for various ages provide youngsters to broaden their knowledge. The opportunity to learn never takes a summer break.

  • June 26, 2014: Our readers write

    Rand Paul is wrong in Iraq comments

    I see where our junior senator, Rand Paul, wrote, “President Obama declared this war over and even asked the Congress to rescind its 2002 authorization for use of military force against Iraq, something I agreed with.” Apparently. Sen. Paul has been drinking too much of the Washington, D.C., version of Watch Me Run for President Kool-Aid.

  • June 25, 2014: Our readers write

    Thankful for fireworks idea

    I would like to thank Councilwoman Barbara Baker for addressing the unlimited use of fireworks in Radcliff.

    I feel for the special needs daughter of Rickey Skoogs who is distressed by these loud fireworks. No child should feel unsafe in their own home. This alone is reason enough for this limit.

    As a Vietnam veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, I also am affected by these fireworks. Each year since 2011, I dread the three or four weeks around the Fourth of July.

  • Festivals and fun abound locally

    ISSUE: Summer is festival season in Hardin County
    OUR VIEW:
    Get out and enjoy the community

    Ahhh, it’s summer in Hardin County and time to celebrate.

    What makes life in Hardin County so much fun is the numerous festivals and events every year. The smell of barbecue, hot dogs, waffle cones and other delectables is common during the summer months throughout the local communities.

    Summer Blast in Radcliff and BBQ, Blues & Bikes got a jump on the season and set a high standard.

  • June 24, 2014: Our Readers Write

    Support for judge-executive

    It doesn’t take much to feel discouraged when you listen to our national news programs. It seems that our White House has been the main source of failed policy, mismanagement, political corruption and a series of weak excuses that any thinking person would find hard to believeand it keeps on coming.

    Our own county government, led by Judge Harry Berry, is a breath of cool, fresh air.