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Today's Opinions

  • Solutions often begin as a dream

    All great ideas start with a dream that transforms into reality.

    For the Rev. Towanda Hope, her vision for a homeless shelter in Hardin County will serve an unmet need in our community. She should be applauded for taking on the immense challenge and going in a direction that others have avoided or overlooked.

    Recently, ground was broken on the Heart of Hope Homeless Shelter, which will be in the basement of Powerhouse of Praise & Deliverance Center in Radcliff — Hope’s church. She hopes the shelter is operational by early next year.

  • July 13, 2012: Our readers write

    Insertion of opinion

    Rick Vanhoose of WLKY-TV said July 11 the Republican  Party defied the Supreme Court when it attempted to repeal Obamacare.  

    Is that a simple mistake or is that his political views replacing the truth?

    The Congress is duty bound to pass legislation that they believe to be in the best interest of the American public.

    If that was a mistake, then he should make a retraction and then issue an apology to the Supreme Court and the Republican Party.

    Joe Medley
    Elizabethtown

  • July 12, 2012: Our readers write

    Dialog on health care needs to change

    Those of us who are teachers, government employees, military or enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, already have government supported health insurance. We are assured of coverage, and that coverage can’t be dropped for health-related or pre-existing conditions. It is difficult for us truly to appreciate the safety net provided by the Affordable Care Act.

    The Affordable Care Act:

  • The start of a new tradition

    ISSUE: Founders Day 2012
    OUR VIEW: E'town, volunteers put together a successful event

    On the lawn at Freeman Lake Park, residents of Elizabethtown and beyond lounged in camp chairs and on blankets. At the end of a brutally hot day, dark was setting in. Families and friends chatted and kids played or absent-mindedly twirled glow sticks.

    As live music faded, park visitors set their eyes to the sky, anticipating fireworks blasting over the lake.

  • July 11, 2012: Our readers write

    Wisdom today influences tomorrow

  • July 10, 2012: Our readers write

    Wisdom today influences tomorrow

    A tatoo, piercing, choice of clothes or the color of dye in our hair may make the difference in our career potential. If either are the genuine expression of something you believe in, fine. Potential employers either may or may not like it for whatever reason. It’s up to us to decide whether certain expressions of our individuality are worth the possibility of job application rejection and be adult enough to deal with whatever comes. “Occupiers” need to understand that.

  • July 10, 2012: Our readers write

    The price paid for freedom

    I have noted with much interest that other than the construction process of the veterans memorial on Ring Road East, there was no or little mention of Independence Day, July 4, the day we celebrate the 236th anniversary of the founding of this free nation.

    The privilege of freedom and security is never free, and patriotism is not a sin.

  • Fifth-graders earn praise for policy

    TOPIC: Students change policy
    OUR VIEW: Youth rewarded for effort, creativity

    Ever wonder what the changes our youth can have on society? Take a look then at last year’s fifth-grade students at Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff.

    The students recently earned the school’s second straight Project Citizen state championship and took it upon themselves to change school district policy in the process.