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Today's Opinions

  • Feb. 27, 2014: Our readers write

    Modest hero’s death is loss to community

    Our Radcliff community lost another hero recently. Command Sgt. Maj. John Nichols passed away.

    I knew John through Camp Knox Lodge. He guided me through my proficiency as I became a Master Mason. John was a tireless, selfless leader who always put others first. He was the first to show up when something needed to be done and the one who would turn out the lights after everyone else left.

  • Simple dispute; difficult to resolve

    ISSUE: Pending zone change ruling for quarry
    OUR VIEW: Commissioners must render decision

    A rock quarry has operated in the hollows along Battle Training Road since 1949. Over the years, it has adapted to untold changes in equipment, engineering and excavation tactics and mounting state regulations. The quarry’s current owners, Vulcan Lands, recently came upon another hurdle as it considered expansion.

  • Mayor's leadership turns the tide

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's new pool plans

    OUR VIEW: City is taking right step

    Defining moments rarely are expected.

    After the untimely death of Tim Walker, City Councilwoman Edna Berger volunteered to step into the void and serve the remainder of his term. After much behind-closed-doors discussion and apparent soul-searching on the part of other prospective candidates, the council selected her for the job.

    That alone was a defining moment.

  • Offer this 6-year-old's prayer

    It’s too bad we don’t know the person’s name who said it, for there is much truth in the statement: “What man does not understand, he fears; and what he fears, he tends to destroy.”

    Michael Dunn claimed fear was the reason he shot to death the young black man, Jordan Davis, at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station in an argument over loud music.

    Did Davis point a gun at Dunn as he alleged? No gun was ever found.

  • When is a hotel, not just a hotel?

    ISSUE: A new hotel development in Radcliff
    OUR VIEW: Project seen as economic fuel

  • Feb. 26, 2014: Our readers write

    A plea to alert the public

    I’m not writing this for you who understand what’s happening to this country but for those who don’t read or listen beyond what is put out by the media. You who don’t understand or care what experts have been saying, that none of what has been done in five years is working. WAKE UP!

  • Making a difference

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Raising money to build a modern animal shelter for Hardin County was an extraordinary gift.

    The volunteers who made up the PAWS Shelter Foundation poured hour upon hour into that effort and its benefits will be realized for generations to come.

    Now out of that organization, a group aimed at continued involvement on behalf of abandoned pets and stray animals has been born. Four members of the PAWS team have formed Friends of the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

  • Heavier trucks increase hazard on highways

    The Kentucky Senate passed a bill Feb. 4 that would allow heavier semi-trailer trucks hauling poultry, livestock and agricultural products to travel on all state and local roads, raising the maximum weight from 80,000 pounds to 88,000 pounds. The bill now heads to the Kentucky House, where supporters are making an all-out effort to pass the legislation.