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Today's Opinions

  • Aug. 20, 2013: Our readers write

    Redistricting Democrats

    The most critical session of interest to Hardin County and particularly Radcliff, is the Kentucky Legislature redistricting plan. The proposal leaves the 25th House District untouched in southern Hardin County, but northern Hardin County’s 26th House District could undergo a slicing into four different districts.

  • Well-deserved honor for Schiller

    ISSUE: EPD has top chief

    OUR VIEW: Schiller making an impact

    In two years as Elizabethtown’s police chief, Tracy Schiller has made a lasting impression on the city he serves.

    Schiller has pushed the department forward by starting several programs such as the permanent prescription drug takeback disposal site, annual open house events, a K-9 unit, development of department chaplains, a Teen Citizens Police class and a Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

  • Chasing parents

    ISSUE: Child support collection
    OUR VIEW: New approach has value

    There are many ways to track down owed child support.

    Income tax refunds and lottery winnings can be intercepted. Driver’s and professional licenses can be suspended. Non-paying parents can face jail time, too.

  • Aug. 18, 2013: Our readers write

    Mothers should make birth location choice

  • Senate campaign survival guide

    ISSUE: U.S. Senate campaign
    OUR VIEW: Hang on

    In a famous movie line, Bette Davis said, “Fasten your selt belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.”

  • Denying green for The Color Run

    ISSUE: No tourism money for Color Run
    OUR VIEW:
    Decision does not diminish event

  • Aug. 15, 2013: Our readers write

    Evolution of state fair mirrors evolution of state

    The Kentucky State Fair brings certain things to mind: cattle in hay-lined stalls; hand-stitched quilts and perfectly frosted cakes displaying blue ribbons; graceful show horses; novelty foods eaten only once a year; and spinning rides and games of chance. These are the sights, sounds and smells of our fair – one of the most successful and unique state fairs in the nation. 

  • Aug. 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Call to action on redistricting

    Hardin County, I am asking for your help. You probably have been reading about the redistricting being considered in the upcoming special session in Frankfort.