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Today's Opinions

  • Three-times the cheer

    TOPIC: Cheers by three
    OUR VIEW: We believe in sports and Brooklyn

    College athletics has returned this school year to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Students at the college now are able to pursue some of their sports like soccer and basketball at the school.

  • Dec. 10, 2012: Our readers write

    Concerning makers and takers

  • Considering fairness

    ISSUE: Proposed fairness ordinance
    OUR VIEW: Proceed with care

    Everyone wants to be treated fairly. Every soul deserves fair treatment. It’s virtually unthinkable to take a stand against fairness.

    But deciding how to define fairness and how to defend it are more difficult.

  • Surrounded by darkness in early winter

    It gets dark very early these days. It’s one of the things I hate about winter.

    The thought bounced around in my head while driving Interstate 65 on a 180-mile round trip. Leaving immediately after work and on the highway within 15 minutes, yet that’s already dusk. Darkness would arrive before I crossed the county line.

  • Vietnam vet suggests ways to help returning soldiers

    No matter how well-adjusted returning or returned veterans appear, they likely are carrying wounds that cut deep and that pain sticks with them for the rest of their lives.

    When I came back from the war, I filed all that pain away as ‘personal,’ but it invariably came out in my creative writing and I think that kept me much more sane.

  • Dec. 7, 2012: Our readers write

    “PAWS Forever” book release a Success

    The actions of many animal lovers is starting to make a difference in Hardin County. On Sunday, more than 100 people and dogs gathered for the book release of “PAWS Forever.” The book is a photographic collection of our community dogs, many of which have been adopted from the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

  • Time to remove the blindfolds

    ISSUE: Child death review panel
    OUR VIEW:
    Toothless and blind

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s announcement in July that he would form a panel to review cases of child deaths and near-deaths handled by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Department of Community Based Services was good news and offered hope that, at long last, the department would be thoroughly reviewed in a way that would restore public confidence in the DCBS and its staff.

  • As Congress approaches 'cliff,' its public standing is shaky

    As we move deeper into December, the question for Congress is this: Can members of the House and Senate do something to make the public feel more positive about Congress’s competence or will 2012 end on the familiar note of Americans taking an unrelievedly dim view of Congress’s job performance?