.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Feb. 10, 2013: Our readers write

    Standing by the Scouts

    In the midst of the swirling maelstrom that is engulfing the Boy Scouts of America today, I wish to offer some words of encouragement to those Eagle Scouts, and aspirants to that lofty rank, who have held fast to the values and beliefs upon which that institution was founded: Take heart and be proud.

  • Feb. 8, 2013: Our readers write

    Glen Dale still serves

    Sunday’s paper included a touching story about the many lives changed over the years at Glen Dale Children’s Home. The home did not close in 2009, but just relocated. Glen Dale has never missed a day caring for children who desperately need our help.

  • County government should oversee special taxing districts

    I moved to Kentucky in 2008 when the economy crashed. It was time for our family to live by a budget to avoid our own fiscal cliff. Each of us puts our receipts into a jar. At the end of the month, we painstakingly open the lid and review each receipt to match our credit card statements and to see how we are doing in meeting our budgeted expenses. 

    By careful examination, we discovered unauthorized charges. We also realized that certain months we had to spend less to stay within our budget. Planning for the future and accounting for it today is our reality.

  • Black History Month worth celebrating

    ISSUE: Celebrating the stories of a people
    OUR VIEW: Black history enlightens us all

    Some people wonder why Black History Month is necessary. They ask if it is fair to separate one race for special observance. Black America’s history is, after all, American history, too.

    Critics say such observances focus too much attention on the most notable figures while glossing over the countless black Americans who have struggled, toiled and defended their lives and homes in relative obscurity.

  • 'Harping' on education reforms

    Despite that real spending on public education has doubled during the past 25 years, there remains an alarming number of  bureaucrats and union bosses who propagandize that Kentucky is about to return to the days of the one-room schoolhouse both in terms of funding and academic reform.

    Billy Harper, who recently completed a term on the state Board of Education, doesn’t drink that Kool-Aid.

  • Gary Canter shaped LaRue, area wrestling

    TOPIC: Coach's retirement
    OUR VIEW: A Hawk forever

  • Fair fun goes back half a century

    ISSUE: 50 years of the Hardin County Fair
    OUR VIEW:
    Thanks for a half century of summer fun

    Although the traditional gift and color typically associated with a 50 th anniversary celebration is gold, a more fitting color might be blue - as in county fair blue ribbon blue. At least it should this year be for the Hardin County Fair.

  • Feb. 5, 2013: Our readers write

    On Glen Dale Children’s Home

    As a past president of the Glen Dale Children’s Home Alumni I was thoroughly impressed with the sentiment shared in Neal Cardin’s column about the role that Glen Dale Children’s Home played in the Hardin County community.

    Furthermore I would like to comment that as one of the “Home Kids” most of us felt that Hardin County welcomed us with open arms and made us feel that we were in a community that truly cared for us.