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Today's Opinions

  • Just look, good news is all around us

    ISSUE: Local celebrations
    OUR VIEW:
    A lot of reasons to be happy here

    People who have basements or rooms filled with outdated or unused televisions or electronics now have a place to dispose of them for free, thanks to Hardin County government and sponsors of the annual electronic scrap recycling day.

    The county’s fourth annual event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the AGC Automotive Americas plant at Leitchfield and Ring roads.

  • Reinvigorating political parties could snap D.C. impasse

    A few weeks ago, the Republican National Committee issued a 100-page report aimed at reviving the GOP after its poor showing in last November’s elections. It was remarkably blunt about the specifics of the party’s shortcomings — its lack of inclusiveness, its hapless data initiatives, its poor grassroots organizing.

    What it did not take on, however, was an issue the RNC can do little about: the diminished influence, if not irrelevance, of both major parties in American politics.

  • Fiscal Court's second vote affirms first principles

    Hardin Fiscal Court plans a classic do-over.

    In self-officiated playground games of our youth, conflicts often were discarded with a shout of “do-over” and the disputed play would be tossed out. Play resumed as if it never happened.

  • E'town will pave way for business

    ISSUE: Towne Drive extension
    OUR VIEW: New street addresses retail congestion

    Retailers like traffic. It’s important to be convenient for shoppers. But too much traffic can add frustration to the experience and turn folks away.

  • April 7, 2013: Our readers write

    Put on your shoes

    Spring has returned and with it the increased possibility of severe storms.

    A couple of years ago, during a TV interview, a reporter asked an emergency room doctor what types of injuries he sees most often. The doctor looked in the camera, and raised his voice and said, “People, when bad weather is forecast, put on your shoes.”

  • April 7, 2013: Our readers write

    Put on your shoes

    Spring has returned and with it the increased possibility of severe storms.

    A couple of years ago, during a TV interview, a reporter asked an emergency room doctor what types of injuries he sees most often. The doctor looked in the camera, and raised his voice and said, “People, when bad weather is forecast, put on your shoes.”

  • Rallying behind Kevin Ware, U of L

    ISSUE: U of L player's gruesome injury
    OUR VIEW: Team collects national sentiment

  • April 5, 2013: Our readers write

    Sticking with Mitch

    I was not surprised to see Ashley Judd drop out as a potential contender against Senator Mitch McConnell. The Democratic Party must be hard up looking for candidates to run against Mitch; Judd did not even live in Kentucky.