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Today's Opinions

  • Congress should restore vets' pay

    ISSUE: Reduction in pay increases for veterans
    OUR VIEW: Efforts under way to restore benefits

    Even if cuts to cost-of-living increases for some military veterans are repealed, the damage already is done, and we’re not talking about money.

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that Congress approved and the president signed included a 1 percent “cut” to future cost of living adjustments to retirement pay for military veterans’ younger than 62.

  • United Way proposes a new approach to community change

    The Standford Social Innovation Review defines Collective Impact as “[t]he commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem.”

  • Health risks of e-cigs still hazy

    ISSUE: E-cigarette use in public places
    OUR VIEW: Expanded smoking bans would cut confusion

    In many cities across Kentucky, including Elizabethtown and Radcliff, smokers have been stepping outside public buildings to light up for years.

    But in recent years, vapers have been popping up and puffing away in restaurants, workplaces and other public areas.

  • Bluegrass Beacon column by Jim Waters
  • Guest column
  • Motives of giver don’t taint gift

    ISSUE: Bluegrass Pipeline’s grant program
    OUR VIEW: The contributions will help our community

    Individuals, businesses and organizations give money to community organizations for a variety of reasons.

    Whether motivated by guilt or benevolence, pride or compassion, public pressure or community concern, the outcome is the same: Much needed financial support invested  for the betterment of others.

  • Why not take a ‘do over’ on those resolutions?

    How are those New Year’s resolutions working for you? If you’ve already reneged on them, don’t panic. You aren’t alone.

    According to a survey reported in Forbes magazine, 36 percent have broken their resolutions after one month, 54 percent have failed after six months and only 8 percent actually reach their New Year’s goals.

  • Jan. 21, 2014: Our readers write

    Concerned about hectic intersection

    I have wondered for some time now why there is not a turn signal for the intersection of Ring Road and St. John Road. When the factories and school let out it is very difficult to make turns.

    Also, the Elizabethtown Sports Park traffic can be included in that when it has events. It is a very unsafe intersection. 

    Hardin County Schools purchased property in the area to build a new G.C. Burkhead School that also will increase traffic on St. John Road.