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Today's Opinions

  • In E'town, it's now tennis, everyone

    ISSUE: Freeman Lake Tennis Complex
    OUR VIEW: Beautiful facility in beautiful setting

    Many local tennis supporters expressed regret and disappointment when new courts were dropped from plans for the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    But that decision now is viewed as a blessing in disguise. With the opening of the Freeman Lake Tennis Complex, 10 new courts provide access to the game with year-round accessibility.

  • BBB tips on returns, exchanges for gifts

    Each year, Better Business Bureau receives calls after the holidays from upset consumers who are stuck with items they cannot return. This holiday season, BBB wants to remind consumers to know their rights before making a purchase. BBB offers this advice on returns/exchanges:

  • No present can be more vital than gift of hope

    “’Twas the night before Christmas … The children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.” Those firsts words from Clement Moore’s classic poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” gives a lot of us happy memories.

  • No present can be more vital than gift of hope

    “’Twas the night before Christmas … The children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.” Those firsts words from Clement Moore’s classic poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” gives a lot of us happy memories.

  • Children, child advocates depend on your generosity

    If you ask any one of the abused or neglected kids in the Court Appointed Special Advocate program what they wish for Christmas, he or she wouldn’t skip a beat. Their wish is to be home for Christmas. No matter how badly a child is treated, he or she wants to go home to their family.

    If you ask a CASA child advocate what he or she wishes for their CASA child or children for Christmas he or she would respond they want the children to have a safe, loving, permanent home.

  • Finding the power to confront terror in school

    What concerns occupy the mind of an elementary school student?

    I remember worrying about spelling tests, losing lunch money and heading home again with the knees ripped out of my pants after a tumble on the blacktop playground.

    I never recall worrying about a gunman shooting up the classroom. Yet I do recall complex and confusing thoughts about aged men in black cloaks busting into the building to take our teacher away.

  • Rational input and reasonable reaction

    ISSUE: Connecticut school shootings
    OUR VIEW: A call for calm conversation

    With a horrified nation, our hearts are broken and tears have been shed for the 20 children and six teachers and administrators slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    In the days since the sickening Dec. 14 shootings, the outcry continues for a national conversation on what must be done to curb such mass killings.

  • Building project takes first step

    ISSUE: County government's space needs
    OUR VIEW: Study is wise first step

    Hardin Fiscal Court’s first step toward developing a new county government center began where it should: At the beginning.

    Before venturing out in search of appropriate property or drawing up blueprints or artistic renderings, you first must decide what’s needed. In a massive undertaking of this nature, that’s not simple.