Today's Opinions

  • Oct. 9, 2013: Our readers write

    What’s in a name?

    What would you call a government with a leader and representatives elected by people freely voting rather than having a king or queen? After this government is elected by the majority during freely held elections, what would you call the destructive and blocking actions against this freely elected government by a minority group who are disgruntled by the result of these freely held elections?

    Richard K. Rogers


  • In search for inner peace, remember to truly listen

    I arrived before daybreak at the Abbey of Gethsemani, unaware that the occasion I had chosen as a personal day of prayer and reflection happened to be the Feast Day for St. Francis of Assisi.

    For me that made the day all the more special. St. Francis is one of my favorite religious persons in all of history. His decision to seek simplicity, walk the pathway of peace, love animals and respect nature has been an abiding source of inspiration to me.

  • Synergy for dessert and other kudos

    ISSUE: Special community accomplishments
    OUR VIEW: Praise begins at dinner table

    A recent dinner offered a full plate of very good things, including the food.

    About 100 diners attended the state Department of Agriculture’s fourth Kentucky Proud Farm-to-Table at Tony York’s on Main in Glendale.

    The event is designed to showcase Kentucky products, a goal it accomplished in a tasty fashion. The fourth such effort in the state, the Hardin County event was the most successful so far.

  • Oct. 8, 2013: Our readers write

    School board should learn from others
    What’s wrong with this picture?
    Judge-Executive Harry Berry and the Hardin County Fiscal Court did not raise our property taxes. The mayors and city councils of Elizabethtown and Radcliff did not raise our property taxes.
    On the other hand, the Hardin County and  Elizabethtown Independent School boards did vote for and raised property taxes. Seeing as how approximately 70 percent or more of our property tax liability goes to the school districts, this is very disturbing to me.

  • Four who fought for your right to be wrong

    The State Theater will show the film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” after local theater owner  Ike Boutwell, Korean War combat veteran and owner of movie complexes in Elizabethtown and Radcliff, refused to show the movie because Jane Fonda is in the production.

    Now Emily West, director of the Historic State Theater, will be showing the movie and states she personally loves films based on real stories. This movie tells the story of Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served under eight presidents in the White House.

  • Oct. 7, 2013: Our readers write

    Enough is enough already

  • BBB: Avoid these classified ad website scams

    BBB is warning consumers to be cautious when responding to classified ads on Craigslist, especially when it is about a job or rental property posting.

    Recently, fake job postings and home rental scams are two of the most common Craigslist posting issues reported to BBB. Here are how the scams typically work: 

    1. The Online Rental Scam:

  • Outreach to Japan worthwhile

    Regarding the city council member’s trip to Japan, I think you miss the point as you apparently see little value in the trip; at least not $7,500 worth. Let me explain.