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Today's Opinions

  • Figuring out what GDP numbers say

    ISSUE: Gains in national GDP ranking
    OUR VIEW: Assessment would benefit from benchmark

    Recent economic statistics consistently have shown Hardin and surrounding counties are on the grow. In one of the latest reports, the three-county Metropolitan Statistical Area has shown continued improvement in rankings based on gross domestic product.

  • Oct. 1, 2013: Our readers write

    Something to think about

    Food for thought: We can afford to send three council members to Japan, but can’t fix the city pool? I have a problem with that.

    Dawn Powell

    Elizabethtown

     

    Case not proven

    Evolution is widely accepted and almost universally taught as science, but it is not.

    It is true a certain butterfly or bird or other organism that wanders into a new environment will undergo gradual changes, and then we (homo sapiens) give it a new species name.

  • Good efforts deserve a round of applause

    ISSUE: Kudos here and there

    OUR VIEW: Positives around the county

    Four students at T.K. Stone Middle School deserve extra credit for going above and beyond for an opportunity in their environmental issues class.

    Hannah Butler, Riley Eriksen, Rachel Goff and Rhianna Clemons worked on an awareness project about the risks of idle engines, leading the cause to improve air quality.

  • Not tone deaf, but a case of singer's envy

    Some people are gifted with beautiful solo voices to bless an audience; other singers, perhaps not quite as vocally talented, bless others with quartet voices; then there are those that bless others by not singing.

    I’ve always thought of myself as being in that latter category.

    But that’s changed of late.

  • Sept. 30, 2013: Our readers write

    Some collaboration required

    As we all know in recent times we have had a government behaving much like a dysfunctional family. The Democrats and Republicans both blame each other for state of the economy and other key items in our daily lives. When our government cannot work together toward a common goal will we reach the same levels of despair as in other parts of the world?

  • Making an impact, not just a goal

    The Issue: United Way campaign

    Our View: Issue focus engages community

  • A few questions and perhaps some reasonable answers

    Newsrooms are full of questions. In the past week or so, a few questions in particular stirred new thinking. After some research and study, it's time to share three of them here.

    Before I attempt to share my answers, please remember this is the Opinion page. My answers reflect my opinions. Your reality may differ.

    Question 1: Why do city and county government property tax rates remain the same or decline while school taxes keep going up?

  • What Congress needs to do about the NSA

    Washington is beginning to debate the proper extent of government eavesdropping powers in the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA. It’s hardly as robust a discussion as it should be, but it’s a desperately needed start.