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Today's Opinions

  • Jack Conway put himself above job

    ISSUE: Appeal of same-sex marriage ruling

    OUR VIEW: Attorney general effectively ignores role

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced last week that he won’t pursue an appeal nor request any further stay in response to a decision by a federal judge that Kentucky must recognize lawful same-sex marriages from other states.

    With tearful emotion, Conway called attention to his wife and family saying in this matter he had to make a decision that he and his daughters could be proud of.

  • Neighborhood transformation

    ISSUE: Community garden in Haycraft area
    OUR VIEW: This latest step illustrates extent of progress

    One of Elizabethtown’s oldest neighborhoods slowly but surely has undergone a revival.

    It’s taken a lot of goodwill, elbow grease, municipal commitment and most likely prayer. But the Haycraft neighborhood — just south of downtown near the railroad tracks — has experienced a rebirth of pride over a period of about six years.

  • March 7, 2014: Our readers write

    Asking GOP to see possibilities
    Just to remind Republicans in Hardin County, many Tea Party candidates have won their races. When Rand Paul ran for Senate, most typical Republicans thought only Trey Grayson could defeat the Democrat in the general election but lo and behold Paul defeated Grayson and then won the Senate race in the general, too.
    And what did Trey Grayson do? He hightailed it to that liberal bastion Harvard before his term as Kentucky Secretary of State had ended.

  • March 6, 2014: Our readers write

    Snake handling is not for today

    There are several things that disturb me about the article “Snake handlers death” in Friday’s paper. It disturbs me that so many lives are wasted because of not understanding God’s word. It disturbs me that snake handling is illegal in Kentucky and law enforcement simply “look the other way.”

  • March 5, 2014: Our readers write

    Another view
    on Senate Bill 119

    In response to Dave Adkisson, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, praising Sen. Dennis Parrett and his peers for voting in favor of Senate Bill 119, I have a question. How can making Kentucky more economically competitive and attractive to quality healthcare providers be more important than the current care for residents and their right to litigation?

  • Teamwork at the heart of dig

    TOPIC: Digging for remains
    OUR VIEW: Cohesive process a model of teamwork

    There were police officers and detectives. City workers on backhoes and coroners waiting for the slightest hint of human remains. There were two local archaeologist, often several feet deep in dirt, roaming through the turned up ground.

  • Just a Kentucky boy

    ISSUE: Commonwealth's overachieving Olympian
    OUR VIEW: Dallas Robinson gains fame at Games

    Kentuckians should be very proud of our representative in the 2014 Winter Olympics. It would be difficult to select anyone more deserving than Dallas Robinson.

    A former sprinter at Eastern Kentucky University, a professional rugby player, one-time member of the Hardin County Wolverines football team, former Berea College track coach and current Georgetown track coach, he made quite an impression in Sochi this year.

  • March 4, 2014: Our readers write

    Praise for Mandela extended too far
    Near the end of the Jan. 20, 2014, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, a man extolled the virtues of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela and the African National Congress. Except for Dr. King being ultimately murdered, Nelson Mandela’s experiences in his struggle against apartheid were identical to that of Dr. King. However, I have a problem with is Winnie Mandela due to her particularly brutal torture-murder method; “necklacing” of fellow blacks while she led the African National Congress during Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment.