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Today's Opinions

  • E’town voters would benefit from primary
  • Feb. 4, 2014: Our readers write

    Exhibit respect by restoring pay

    Throughout recorded history, civilizations that messed with the pay of their armies eventually were overthrown by that army. No one expects or advocates for that to be done in the USA.

  • National arrest data should be alarming

    ISSUE: Young men often have arrest records
    OUR VIEW: Looking for a better way forward

    While it must have been a unique task for a police officer to arrest the most recognizable teen in North America, Justin Beiber — who police say was speeding in a Lamborghini and failed field sobriety tests — taking in a 19-year-old is all too common, a new study indicates.

  • It can be fun watching election race develop

    The wizard warned Dorothy and her odd band of Oz visitors to ignore the man behind the curtain. But when it comes to understanding and enjoying local politics, I consider the backstage intrigue as much fun as the public outcome.

    Take the recent candidate filings in Radcliff, for example.

    A lot of folks were watching Mayor J.J. Duvall. Would he seek a second term or act on ambition and file to challenge Harry Berry for the judge-executive job?

  • Dealing with debt at HMH

    ISSUE: Hospital bad debt, charity care grows
    OUR VIEW: Understanding is not fixing the issue

    The service has been provided. The bill has been sent. The payment is due. Then overdue. And, eventually, past due.

    Anyone in a service business has seen that happen. But few businesses sustain $25 million in bad debt.

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is experiencing ballooning bad debt, which is a byproduct, in part, of changing insurance practices.

  • Feb. 2, 2014: Our readers write

    Veteran sees ‘direct insult’

    As someone who believes strongly in what our veterans have done to preserve this great country of ours, I feel obligated to respond to comments made by the individual who is responsible for showing the Jane Fonda movie at the Historic State Theater. 

  • Jan. 31, 2014: Our readers write

    Congress supports Alzheimer’s work

    At the urging of the Alzheimer’s Association and more than 600,000 advocates who called, sent postcards and visited their legislators, Congress passed and President Obama has signed into a fiscal 2014 funding bill that includes an unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer’s research, education, outreach and caregiver support.

  • Life cut short

    ISSUE: The death of David Vittitoe
    OUR VIEW: His final act of kindness will live on