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Today's Opinions

  • Destructive storms are just the nature of this world

    I grew up in Tornado Alley. Tornadoes were more of an event I enjoyed than a threat I feared, so invincible did I think I was as a child and teenager. As we gathered in the Shively’s storm shelter with other neighbors, I rather enjoyed the social gathering and naively hoped the twister somehow would be bad enough to cancel school but not destructive enough to hurt anyone.

    Questions of why, an inevitable response to suffering, weren’t in my purview, at least not then.

  • May 28, 2013: Our readers write

    No benevolence

    Harriet Tubman once said, “I have freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

  • Hall of fame drives to goal

    ISSUE: High School Basketball Hall of Fame

    OUR VIEW: Several key steps just ahead

    Since the announcement of Elizabethtown’s selection as home to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, the goal has been to open by 2018.

    While that’s still five years off, organizers are making some major steps in the next few months.

  • Revolving Republicans

    Some 25 years ago, I changed my life.

    A visit inside a church opened my eyes to the destructive life I was living, financed by welfare checks generously provided by American taxpayers.

    I got off welfare, went to work, got politically active and became a Republican. I didn’t become a Republican because of what the party looked like. I became a Republican because of what the party stood for: individual freedom, traditional values, with a view that government’s role is to protect our freedom at home and abroad.

  • A sober approach to drunken driving

    In its new report on how to reduce drunken-driving deaths, the National Transportation Safety Board states its goal in the title: “Reaching Zero.” The agency thinks it is irreproachable to try to ensure that no one ever dies in an alcohol-related accident. In fact, it’s a utopian goal requiring excessive compulsion in the pursuit of unattainable perfection.

  • WKU's local impact still strong

    ISSUE: Radcliff campus to close

    OUR VIEW: Minimal impact on students

  • May 26, 2013: Our readers write

    Top 10 folly

    I read with great interest that Elizabethtown has surpassed Henderson in population. With the city now in the top 10, why are the city fathers still perpetuating the fiction of a fourth-class city and levying an illegal restaurant tax?

    Emil Dular

    Elizabethtown

     

    Miles of Pennies

  • Company's coming

    ISSUE: Tourism in Hardin County on the rise
    OUR VIEW:
    Growth in critical part of economy