Today's Opinions

  • Nov. 7, 2013: Our readers write

    Don’t blame the teachers

  • Ethical matters

    ISSUE: Complaints and countercharges
    OUR VIEW: Lessons from Bennett’s experience

    Two separate complaints related to two separate allegations against Elizabethtown Councilman Bill Bennett were resolved on consecutive days. The local ethics board issued a written reprimand and a state review board found Bennett guilty of some campaign finance violations leveled against him.

    Although neither decision generally would be described as favorable, Bennett seemed pleased and perhaps even vindicated by the findings.

  • Nov. 6, 2013: Our readers write

    Gratitude for service

    The members of American Legion Auxiliary Hardin Unit 113 would like to express our sincere appreciation for the men and women who served in the United States armed forces. 

  • Al Rider leaps into a new role

    ISSUE: Al Rider steps down as foundation leader
    A passionate voice for philanthropy, education

    “Sometimes you have to leap without knowing where you’re going to land.”

    In a January 2012 interview with this newspaper, Al Rider reflected on that statement as the wisest advice he ever received. Before a room filled with business and community leaders early last Friday morning, it appeared as if Rider will be acting upon this advice once again, taking a new leap in the coming months.

  • Next time, err on safety’s side

    TOPIC: Candy and threatening weather
    Should have moved trick-or-treat day

  • Living along the way to life’s exit

    It’s 7 a.m. on any given weekday and the regular crowd shuffles in. No one asks where to sit; it’s been settled by habit over the years.

    I’m at the retirement facility in Lubbock, Texas, where my mom and dad live. And on this day, I join my dad’s breakfast bunch. This morning Dad, age 89, is undergoing a knee replacement while Mom, 92, waits in their apartment.

    At the breakfast table, Larry, the retired cotton farmer, sits to my left, calmly smiling beneath his red suspenders and flannel shirt.

  • Nov. 5, 2013: Our readers write

    Enough school taxes

    A recent article had a statement by Hardin County Schools community relations director that board members were tired of having to turn to local taxpayers to fund the school district. Taxpayers are tired of it, too.

  • Veterans Tribute is available daily

    ISSUE: Celebrating Veterans Day
    OUR VIEW: Tribute site is year-round venue

    It has been nearly a year since a grateful and tearful community dedicated the Hardin County Veterans Tribute in the Elizabethtown Nature Park. Many in the community will return there Monday morning to again celebrate Veterans Day.

    In case you haven’t visited since, not much has changed at the park.