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Today's Opinions

  • Medical facilities undergoing changes

    ISSUE: Fort Knox, HMH announcements
    OUR VIEW: State of flux means opportunities

    Two announcements this week provided some detail and insight into the future of the area’s most significant health care providers.

  • Regulators steer vans, trucks in the wrong direction

    When it comes to barbershops, moving companies and food vendor trucks, Kentucky regulators have a curious penchant for shielding established businesses from fresh competition.

    A recent Institute for Justice study concludes the Bluegrass State has the 15th most burdensome licensing laws in America.

  • March 22, 2013: Our readers write

    Low, but still out of reach

    Following the election in 2008, Republicans felt they were “blindsided” and maybe complacent in their efforts to keep the White House. But not to worry. Come 2012, after years of economic hardship, coupled with major attempts to make President Barack Obama look bad, the GOP was confident it would recapture its rightful place.

    With four years to make the case, plus learning from previous errors, the inevitable return of a Republican president would come to pass.

  • Once upon a time, a city decided to invest in tomorrow

    The city council was divided. Strong feelings were obvious on both sides. At times, the discussion threatened to cross the line from debate to argument.

    The topic was a big ticket expenditure that would commit the city to years and years of debt by spending millions on development of a recreational facility.

    It’s a quality-of-life issue providing unique facilities for the community. But the primary purpose was not hometown needs. Its objective was enhancing tourism, welcoming visitors who would occupy hotel rooms and dine in local restaurants.

  • What role does God play in the God particle's discover?

    The smoke barely had settled from the conclave of cardinal’s announcement that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope, when scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, made their own announcement: The so-called “God particle” does indeed exist.

    “Look quick,” my wife told me, directing me to the evening news. “They’ve discovered the ‘God particle.’”

    I was curious: Was it A God Particle? Or The God Particle? Or God in a Particle? Or just God’s Particle?

  • March 21, 2013: Our readers write

    Spread the fun

    Instead of saying we’re a great county because the county shares all the fun and excitement, quality of place and quality of life, why not just go ahead and say “Elizabethtown rules and the other cities in the county suck!”

  • Back on the job

    ISSUE: Animal Control retiree rehired
    OUR VIEW: Decision makes sense on many levels

    When Gerald Foley retired last November after 29 years in government, including 25 years as the supervisor of Hardin County Animal Control, a celebration was held in his honor.

    The primary concern expressed that day: How could the county possibly find someone who matched Foley's talents, experience and demonstrated skills?

    Well, they did it.

  • An example for young and old

    TOPIC: Third-grader Rachel Ritchie's idea
    OUR VIEW: We need more kids and adults like her
     

    Rachel Ritchie may not be a household name around Hardin County. But maybe it should be.