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Today's Opinions

  • June 13, 2014: Our readers write

    President’s actions threaten democracy

    Saturday is Flag Day and I am very proud of the flag of the United States and for what it has stood for so many years. However, like so many Americans today, I am afraid the flag that has flown over the land of the free and the home of the brave is in dire jeopardy because of the flawed actions of President Barack Obama.

  • Rocket docket is flying high

    ISSUE: Reintroduction of rocket docket
    OUR VIEW: Thanks to prosecutors for making it work

    One year after it was reintroduced by local prosecutors, the rocket docket seems to again be accomplishing its goals.

    A program that speeds adjudications for defendants pleading guilty to non-violent, non-sex offense felonies, rocket docket saves time and money.

  • Something special in Glendale

    ISSUE: Grant money for Glendale
    OUR VIEW: Efforts begin with community pride

    If you haven’t been to Glen­dale in a while, you may want to take a Sunday drive in that direction. Things are looking up since the Glendale Merchants Association received a $71,000 grant from the Kentucky Trans­portation Cabinet’s Trans­portation Enhancement Program.

  • Attitude of service

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    The 12-hour Relay for Life events have become a major fundraising tool for the American Cancer Society in its efforts to focus continued energy, attention and dollars on research to battle various forms of this deadly disease.

    Most every Kentucky county stages an annual Relay with two here in Hardin County. The most recent event last month in Radcliff demonstrated why these gatherings are much more than revenue tools.

  • June 10, 2014: Our readers write

    Concerned about gun violence

    Caring people of goodwill all over America need to become as passionate as Californian Richard Martinez in calling out the National Rifle Association and politicians who are afraid to buck the politically powerful gun organization. Deadly gun violence could be reduced significantly if Congress would develop a spine and pass needed gun-control laws.

  • Father’s Day gadgets not always up to snuff

    Father’s Day is right around the corner. As we look to celebrate this special day with the men we love, it’s important to know how to spend money wisely on the perfect gift for Dad.

    The Better Business Bu­reau suggests you always make sure to get information on refund, exchange and warranties in writing. Don’t hesitate to ask if there is a return time limit, and get a gift receipt to enclose with your gift in case Dad needs to take it back.

    Here are some other tips from BBB on Father’s Day gift shopping:

  • Hey, Class of 2014, do some great things

    TOPIC: High school graduation
    OUR VIEW: Embrace the challenge to make a difference

    Amid the parties, hugs, tears and final exams, there is a realization now for the hundreds of newly crowned high school graduates in Hardin and surrounding counties: Life now gets even more serious.

    There are big decisions to be made, life-altering decisions.

    Do you go to college or not? Where do you go to college? What major? What will you do with all this free time?

  • New roads provide new perspective about our travel

    In the 12 years since my mother’s death, I’ve probably driven by the old home place less than a dozen times.

    For a while, it seemed necessary to avoid that stretch of Ky. 1500 between Vine Grove and Fort Knox. But time eases the pain and warm memories eventually won out over grief and loneliness.

    On Memorial Day, a trip along the route felt appropriate. It also would provide a look at the new access road leading to Bullion Boulevard at Fort Knox.

    So turning off Joe Prather Highway, I headed to see what had changed.