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Today's Opinions

  • The end is a great start

    ISSUE:2013 General Assembly
    OUR VIEW: A bit of fresh air

    “We sent a positive message that we did what our constituents wanted us to do,” Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo said as lawmakers closed this year’s session of the General Assembly in Frankfort.

  • Easter is about an empty tomb, not empty plastic eggs

    When it comes to Easter eggs, my preference is artificial and hollow.

  • March 29, 2013: Our readers write

    Learning from the past

    I have not written anything for some time, but I have very good excuses.

    My excuses are my computer had a virus and was down for weeks before I got around to fixing it. Then, I had a virus and laid low for several weeks.

  • Giving students a better chance

    ISSUE: Kentucky’s new graduation laws
    OUR VIEW:
    Dropout prevention and early graduation make sense

    This month Gov. Steve Beshear signed two bills that could usher in positive change for high school graduation in Kentucky.

    First, Senate Bill 97 allows school districts to increase the dropout age to 18. Currently, students are permitted to drop out of school at 16 with their parents’ permission.

  • March 28, 2013: Our readers write

    Enough already

    Having read the last few letters complaining about the proposed move of the Hardin County government offices, it seems there are some people who think the county government is for their benefit alone.

    Knowing Judge-Executive Harry Berry, I have listened before to his reasons for making this move and how it would benefit all county residents.

  • Observing the interactions of two popes

    Some predicted the meeting between newly elected Pope Francis and his predecessor, Benedict XVI, would be awkward. After all, the Roman Catholic Church hasn’t had a pope resign in 600 years.

    What would the two men say to each other? Would Benedict tell Pope Francis what he should and shouldn’t be doing? Would the former pope be looking over the new pope’s shoulder? And would the new pope feel threatened, even resentful?

    Would people find themselves torn between two popes?

  • Be aware of tornadoes

    ISSUE: Spring safety
    OUR VIEW: Remember tornado safety precaution

    Monday’s cold temperatures and wintery mix of rain and snow belied the fact the first day of spring has come and gone this year. However, those among us who yearn for sun-drenched summer afternoons must take heart. Balmy days are just around the bend.

  • Adding archery for students right on target

    TOPIC: Archery as a high school sport
    OUR VIEW: Adding sport is right on target

    It has been said more than once that variety is the spice of life.

    For area high school student-athletes, the addition this year of archery as a Kentucky High School Athletic Association sanctioned sport is a welcome offering for area schools, as well as schools around the state.