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Today's Opinions

  • Actively fighting

    ISSUE: Relay for Life events
    OUR VIEW: Programs reflect community concern

    Perhaps no community event illustrates such a supreme sense of community concern as Relay for Life.

    Held annually across the country for three decades, local Relay for Life events do much more than raise money for cancer research.

    These 12-hour events also do so much to celebrate survivors. From the opening survivors' lap to upbeat atmosphere, it sends a message of hope draped in purple.

  • A night to cheer for all skills

    TOPIC: Select Preps 2014 celebration
    OUR VIEW: Many aspects of student-athletes

    When you think of a student-athlete, often what first comes to mind is performances on their respective fields of play and how many points they scored or how fast they ran or how many goals they may have scored.

  • May 12, 2014: Our readers write

    Clarifying position of state Tea Party
    As Kentucky state coordinator for the National Tea Party Patriots organization, I want the public to be aware of where the Tea Party Patriots stand with regards to the upcoming American Spring.

  • Use care when cleaning

    Spring cleaning is a good time to rid your home of the clutter and paperwork accumulated over the past year. When it comes to reviewing your financial records, knowing what to keep, what to discard and when is important.

    Some of these documents contain confidential information, so safe disposal is essential. The Better Business Bureau suggests the following record keeping and removal tips:

  • Y or Y not?

    ISSUE: Site selected for YMCA in Hardin County

    OUR VIEW: Private project offers opportunities

    After five years of meetings, research and laborious study, a 16-member steering committee has moved forward on establishing a YMCA in Hardin County.

    At the close of a bus trip to two YMCA facilities in Louisville designed to help community leaders “catch the vision,” the group displayed its choice for a site.

  • A lesson about photography, parenting and priorities

    As a longtime photographer, I am well aware of missed opportunities.

    I have missed many good photos because I decided I would get to it later. In springtime, it might be a dogwood blooming along a rustic fence line that I drive by and think, “I’ll stop tomorrow, the light will be better.” In the winter, it could be an old tobacco barn covered in newly fallen snow, serene and isolated in the cold beauty of its surroundings.

  • May 11, 2014: Our readers write

    Debbie Donnelly offers invaluable experience
    The Hardin County Clerk’s office is responsible for a myriad of public services all governed by countless numbers of Kentucky Revised Statutes.

    The complexities of some of these statutes can result in differences of opinions and may at times warrant legal interpretation.

  • May 9, 2014: Our readers write

    Moore acts on behalf of unborn

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.  (Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Republican citizens of Washington, Maryland, 1809)