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Today's Opinions

  • Quantifying the qualities of forgiveness

    An insightful moment originated with an unexpected question from a stranger.

    More than a decade ago on a cool fall Sunday while awaiting a congregational dinner, a couple men engaged in conversation on a rear porch at a church in Bowling Green.

    A man stepped forward from the parking lot. Without introduction, he posed a straight-forward and direct inquiry — although his expression hinted that his motives might be mischievous.

  • Remembering a historic figure from Elizabethtown

    ABOUT THIS COLUMN
    Saturday will mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Ben Hardin Helm, a Confederate general from Elizabethtown, who was remembered in a local ceremony last weekend. This is an excerpt from the speech given by Kentucky author and historian Kent Masterson Brown at the event.

     

  • Senior employee shares meaning of plant and its family

    Being the most senior employee at Dow Corning’s Elizabethtown site, I was asked to share my thoughts as to what Dow Corning means to me. 

    I began my career at Dow Corning in March 1981, just a few months after my 21st birthday. The E’town plant would have been about 17 years old, so you could say that we have grown up together. 

  • Dow Corning plant's impact spans 50 years

    This is an exciting time for both Dow Corning and the Elizabethtown plant. Our company is celebrating its 70th anniversary and the Elizabethtown plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Dow Corning is the world leader in silicone products and the Elizabethtown plant focuses on silicone polymers, coatings and sealants production. 

  • Learning in a foreign language

    ISSUE: Students learning English
    OUR VIEW: Peers play significant role

    At Radcliff Elementary School, a second-grade student has stepped up as a translator, providing tremendous support to a fellow classmate and her teacher.

    While teacher Kelly Everhart has worked with a variety of students who were learning English as a second language, Jenny Mata-Oliva is the first of her students not to speak any English.

  • President and Congress can work together with less heartburn

    As Washington swirls with proposals, counter-proposals and political brinksmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching their heads.

    Couldn’t President Obama and Congress have handled this differently?

  • Like him or not, Pitino is a Hall of Famer

    TOPIC: Pitino in Hall of Fame
    OUR VIEW:
    Coach has flourished in college game

  • Sept. 18, 2013: Our readers write

    Where does the money go?

    We recently had a young lady at our church looking for housing and help to get back on her feet.