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Today's Opinions

  • 'Harping' on education reforms

    Despite that real spending on public education has doubled during the past 25 years, there remains an alarming number of  bureaucrats and union bosses who propagandize that Kentucky is about to return to the days of the one-room schoolhouse both in terms of funding and academic reform.

    Billy Harper, who recently completed a term on the state Board of Education, doesn’t drink that Kool-Aid.

  • Gary Canter shaped LaRue, area wrestling

    TOPIC: Coach's retirement
    OUR VIEW: A Hawk forever

  • 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.