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Today's Opinions

  • The future changes forever this afternoon at 2

    For many communities, honoring veterans is a once a year activity. Not so here.

    Credit the close association with Fort Knox, our general appreciation for God and country or the Kentucky work ethic that respects service above all. Whatever the reason, displaying respect for veterans is not a once a year Veterans Day experience in Hardin County.

  • Unique ceremony marks this holiday

    THE ISSUE: Veterans Day 2012

    OUR VIEW: Honor those who’ve stood in harm’s way

    “In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” – Mark Twain.

  • Nov. 9, 2012: Our readers write

    Post-election thoughts

  • Local voters rally behind women

    ISSUE: Congratulating successful women
    OUR VIEW: Voters welcome female influence

    The 2012 elections are another landmark accomplishment for women in government.

  • Nov. 8, 2012: Our readers write

    Wreaths Across America

  • Let's hear it for our teams

    TOPIC: Area teams excel
    OUR VIEW: Success has become a habit

    Every sports season, it seems we have something special to celebrate and nothing has changed this fall.

    Area school extracurricular teams have excelled in regular season and state play.

    SOCCER. The Lady Panther soccer team managed to withstand a coaching change this season and go where no area girls’ high school soccer team has gone — the state semifinals.

  • Readiness begins at home

    ISSUE: When an emergency occurs
    OUR VIEW: Be sure your family is ready

    The train derailment in southwest Jefferson County reminds us just how vulnerable our communities can be. Coming as it did while news reports relayed the natural disaster delivered by Hurricane Sandy, it’s a shocking two-pronged reminder.

  • Nov. 6, 2012: Our readers write

    Doctor, patient have hearing problems

    I went for my first visit to my new doctor. Everything was going fine until my phone rang. I didn’t want it to keep ringing because it would have rang three more times loudly. So I answered the phone. He was busy typing on his little computer anyway. I tried to hurriedly get off and he got up and said as he went out the door that he would be back when I got off the phone.

    I know it is considered rude when you answer your phone while you are with a doctor, but what do you do if it keeps ringing?