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Today's Opinions

  • Fair fun goes back half a century

    ISSUE: 50 years of the Hardin County Fair
    OUR VIEW:
    Thanks for a half century of summer fun

    Although the traditional gift and color typically associated with a 50 th anniversary celebration is gold, a more fitting color might be blue - as in county fair blue ribbon blue. At least it should this year be for the Hardin County Fair.

  • Feb. 5, 2013: Our readers write

    On Glen Dale Children’s Home

    As a past president of the Glen Dale Children’s Home Alumni I was thoroughly impressed with the sentiment shared in Neal Cardin’s column about the role that Glen Dale Children’s Home played in the Hardin County community.

    Furthermore I would like to comment that as one of the “Home Kids” most of us felt that Hardin County welcomed us with open arms and made us feel that we were in a community that truly cared for us.

  • Advice from Honest Abe could have helped pastor and waitress

    If only they had followed Abraham Lincoln’s example about what to do when in a fit of anger.

  • Things you encounter watching a police standoff

    The gloves had to go.

    Despite the bitter conditions and bone-chilling drizzle, it was necessary to go barehanded. There was no way to change a camera lens and handle a notebook and ink pen with gloves on.

    Standing in the elements on a street corner Wednesday night had not been part of the plan.

    Minutes earlier, a different evening was anticipated. After settling onto my basement couch with the dog at my side, a routine discussion about supper plans was interrupted by a telephone call.

  • Giving takes many forms

    ISSUE: Gifts of service, effort and land
    OUR VIEW: Thanks for vital contributions

    When recognizing the service of an elected official, the evaluation must go beyond their attendance at public meetings where decisions are made.

    True public servants put in many more hours attending countless gatherings, talking with voters, researching issues and observing. Dianne Cooper, who recently closed out her tenure on the Elizabethtown School Board, seemingly was always on the job.

  • Giving students more

    ISSUE: Early college and career center
    OUR VIEW: Synergy brings students competitive opportunity

    The marketplace has no borders. Continuous innovations make products and services better and more efficient. Burgeoning competition in business means communities, workers and even trainees need an edge to succeed.

  • Giving locally benefits entire community

    Like many families in Hardin County, I’ve had some good conversations and late-night ponderings about our local economy, jobs and the quality of life in our community. Most people think about the big for-profit employers and the small business owners but I would bet few think about the economic importance and benefits of the many nonprofits in town.

  • Going red for women

    ISSUE: National Wear Red Day
    OUR VIEW: Take action through attire

    Still in your bathrobe? Go put on something red.

    Already dressed in another color? Go back to your closet and change.

    Red. It’s a great color. It conjures excitement and an image of grace. It’s a power color that’s been known to boost self-confidence. It pops, drawing eyes. It signifies love and warmth.