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Today's Opinions

  • Entering a new year by locking old doors

    “Is someone important arriving here or are people just waiting for family?”

    Before I could answer the man, the lady standing next to me in the airport terminal said in a voice loud enough for everyone around us to hear, “Family is important!”

    I stepped back, not wanting to get caught in the crossfire of a potential verbal volley, but then the questioner submissively lowered his head and silently trudged toward the baggage claim.

  • Dec. 30, 2012: Our readers write

    Cure the disease

    Again we are faced with the senseless killing of innocent people, and for what reason?

    Immediately in times like these, people start making rash statements about how such horrendous acts of violence can be stopped. Will gun control stop such violence? Will banning the sale of fertilizer prevent another Timothy McVeigh from building a bomb and blowing up a building and killing hundreds? Or will banning airplanes prevent another terrorist attack that could kill thousands?

  • Vote is about business, not simply alcohol

    THE ISSUE: Expanded alcohol vote in Elizabethtown
    OUR VIEW:
    Another tool for economic development

  • Ten-digit numbers the right choice

    ISSUE: New area code
    OUR VIEW: Overlay zone right decision

    Long after New Year’s resolutions are just memories, Kentuckians in our region will have a new opportunity to exercise: Using their fingers for 10-digit dialing.

  • West Point school part of winning grant proposal

    THE ISSUE: Race to the Top grant
    OUR VIEW: Good news keeps coming for West Point school

    Many business leaders believe performance depends on two keys things, competence and commitment.

    Concerning commitment, almost always, a person dedicated to their work gets better results. And understanding their role in a business objective and seeing their work has meaning feeds that commitment.

  • Our readers write: Dec. 26, 2012

    Stop the slaughter

    Does anyone else fid it ironic that liberals who defend the right for a woman to kill her child at any stage of pregnancy are the greatest proponents of gun control?

    Eighteen precent of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in abortion, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Approximately 55 million babies have been aborted since the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973. Obamacare will force all taxpayers to pay for this slaughter.

  • 30 years addressing a critical daily need

    ISSUE: The battle to end hunger
    OUR VIEW: Feeding America can be proud

    Before Christmas trees are taken down and the season of giving becomes a memory, please consider a recent milestone celebrated by one of Hardin County’s most generous organizations.

  • Why stop with Santa's pipe? Let's put him on a treadmill

    I never thought much about Santa smoking a pipe in Clement Moore’s 1823 poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” but now that a new edition of the poem has taken his pipe away, I think I miss it.

    Would somebody please give Santa his pipe back? I don’t want him rummaging through my cabinets, frantically trying to find some tobacco for a post sugar-cookie nicotine fix.