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Today's Opinions

  • Gift will benefit students for decades

    TOPIC: Charley Nell Llewellyn
    OUR VIEW: Generosity will benefit thousands

    Imagine if our world had more people like the late Charley Nell Llewellyn.

    For certain, it would be a much better place. In Hardin County, we are quite thankful we can call her our own.

    The former social worker for Hardin County Schools has left the Central Kentucky Community Foundation the largest philanthropic gift in the county’s history with $2.42 million from her estate that will go to students.

  • Put your money where your community is

    ISSUE: Frequent local businesses
    OUR VIEW: It just makes sense

    By the time you read this, you probably have had your fill of turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs and pumpkin pie. You obviously survived a food-induced coma from the Thanksgiving festivities and the annual Black Friday sales events.

  • Nov. 23, 2012: Our readers write

    Bell ringers needed

    I have noticed we have a lot fewer bell ringers out this year. Myself, I ring the bell for the Salvation Army on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays each week, it gives me a good feeling to know I am able to give some relief to some of the less fortunate folks here in the area.

  • Nov. 22, 2012: Our readers write

    It’s going to take all of us
    On Nov. 15, Kenneth L. Randall wrote a letter to the editor telling President Barack Obama’s supporters not to expect “white flags” from conservatives. Well, I hope not. This is not the time to give up.
    I have never heard of Mr. Randall, but I certainly wouldnot want him to crawl into a hole. It is going to take all of us, liberal and conservative alike, to solve the nation’s complicated problems.

  • A bipartisan goal: Quality constituent service

    The rigors of the campaign are still fresh, but for newly elected House members and senators, the hard part is just beginning. Already, they’re inundated with advice on the issues they’ll be facing: the fiscal cliff, crises overseas, how to behave in a highly partisan Congress.

    All of this will take time to sort out. But there’s one task I’d advise them to tackle right away, whatever their party: Learning how to do constituent services right.

  • Count blessings of volunteerism

    ISSUE: Thanksgiving Day
    OUR VIEW: Grateful for community volunteers

    Today represents the date on the calendar on which we collectively recount and reflect upon the blessings of life.

  • Make giving a planned family activity

    The end of the year is a special time to gather with family, reunite with friends and remember the many blessings of the prior months. It also is a time for the more than 400 nonprofits in Hardin County to request your help in volunteering and fundraising.

  • Nov. 21, 2012: Our readers write

    Thanking the most thankless man