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Today's Opinions

  • From these 3, who should be E'town's mayor?

    ISSUE: Input on Elizabethtown’s next mayor
    OUR VIEW: Edna Berger recommended

    For the second consecutive week, Elizabethtown City Council members went behind closed doors to discuss the vacancy created by Mayor Tim Walker’s death. Expect another discussion Monday.

    While dealing with grief and loss, the council members have been faced with a critical decision regarding appointment of a new mayor. The six members alone have the authority to select who will complete the remaining months of Walker’s term.

  • Leadership: Democracy’s essential ingredient

    By Lee H. Hamilton

  • July 2, 2013: Our readers write

    What are they doing in Washington?

    Our federal representatives are supposed to be aware of issues in our communities and advocate for us in Washington, D.C.

    So when it was announced last week that Fort Knox would be losing the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division – taking with it thousands of jobs – why were our elected representatives caught off guard? They “hope” other military units will come in the future, but hope is not a plan of action.

  • Founders’ Day honors Walker

    ISSUE: Tribute to Tim Walker
    OUR VIEW: Appropriate, important remembrance

    The founder of Founders’ Day will be honored when Elizabethtown conducts its city-sponsored celebration on the Fourth of July.

    Mayor Tim Walker was behind the idea of creating an event to celebrate America’s independence while recognizing the formal establishment of Elizabethtown’s city charter on July 4, 1797.

  • June 30, 2013: Our readers write

    Weather warnings

    Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperature comes much suffering for animals.

  • Elizabethtown’s mayor deserves respect, support

    For 16 days, Elizabethtown city government has operated without a mayor. City Council is likely to resolve that situation during its meeting Monday afternoon.

    The void left by Tim Walker’s death is extensive. Stung by the sudden loss of their friend and colleague, the council members have moved with caution and respect. But a decision must be made and state law provides the council only 30 days to select a new mayor.

  • Objective evaluations

    ISSUE: Professional Growth and Effectiveness System
    OUR VIEW: Important next step to improved learning

    Since the implementation of revised education assessment and accountability standards ushered in by the passage of Senate Bill 1 in 2009, the Kentucky Department of Education has had an overarching goal for its most important stakeholders, its students.

  • Be a friend of the Friends

    ISSUE: Friends of Hardin County Public Library
    OUR VIEW: Deserves public support