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Today's Opinions

  • Brushy Fork needs commitment of candidates

    ISSUE: Brushy Fork Debate
    OUR VIEW: Too many candidates skipped it 

    The Brushy Fork debates, part of Vine Grove’s Autumn Daze Festival, is designed to give area voters a chance to hear from local, state and sometimes national candidates for public office. It’s also a chance for these candidates to gain access to some of the local and area voters from whom they seek a vote and endeavor to serve.

  • Keeping U.S. flags in pristine condition

    All patriotic Americans love the sight of the American flag waving in a gentle breeze atop a flag pole. The Second Continental Congress stipulated the nation’s flag would consist of “thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation,” according to the official U.S. flag website. 

    The stars are symbolic of the stars in heaven. There is one for each state in the union, each added to the flag on the first Fourth of July following that state’s admission to the union.

  • Just who was Uncle Sam?

    Everybody’s heard of Uncle Sam, right? But who was he? And why is our government today called “Uncle Sam?”  Why do members of the Armed Forces tell you that they “belong to Uncle Sam?” And why should honors due to Uncle Sam be especially noteworthy during 2012?

    During October l8l2, in Troy, N.Y., workers packed pork and beef into large white oak barrels. Their boss, Samuel Wilson, had contracted with Elbert Anderson of the government to supply the military with 3,000 barrels of prime beef and 2,000 of pork.

  • Sept. 26, 2012: Our readers write

    Access should be available for disabled

  • A missing piece of local season

    TOPIC: E'town-Central football game
    OUR VIEW: Series should continue

    Recent news that the football series between Elizabethtown High School and Central Hardin High School has been put on hold is disappointing on many fronts.

    For student-athletes and fans of both schools, there is a built-in rivalry that has existed since CHHS opened in 1990.

  • Steps toward bright futures

    ISSUE: Working on behalf of children
    OUR VIEW: Good deeds in many forms

    What do scientists, soldiers, parents and artists have in common? Caring, compassion and a tireless commitment to the youth of our community.

    Through a variety of efforts, the physical, mental and emotional health needs of our children are being met by organizations and individuals who want to see children thrive.

  • Sept. 25, 2012: Our readers write

    Historical context

  • USA Cares steps into VA void

    TO HELP
    To donate to USA Cares, go to www.usacares.org/donate.

    ISSUE: Military families’ requests for help increase
    OUR VIEW: Resources should be allocated to veterans