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Today's Opinions

  • Pipeline debate suspended

    ISSUE: Bluegrass Pipeline halts operations
    OUR VIEW:
    Victory for opposition, but for how long?

    Effort to secure property for the development of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline has been halted, at least for the time-being. Officials with Williams Company and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners of Houston announced recently they have suspended further investment into the project until further notice.

    The decision comes as welcome news to organized and outspoken opposition to the contentious pipeline.

  • A rare honor for Trojan Band

    TOPIC: NHHS band to Macy's
    OUR VIEW: Band always in select company

    NorthHardin High School’s marching band has a long history of success, whether it be in state competition or in the prestigious Bands of America events in Indianapolis.

    But Wednesday afternoon’s surprise announcement that the marching band will take part in the Thanksgiving Day staple Macy’s Parade in 2015, is just about as good as it can get for a high school band.

  • May 6, 2014: Our readers write

    Pollution deserves more attention

    Elizabethtown needs to be more concerned about pollution. The first reason is that pollution damages the environment. It eats away at living things because of the fumes from vehicles and factories, so pollution affects the entire planet.

    After the pollution has slowly destroyed all plants, we won’t be able to breathe. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Plants do the exact opposite, so we need plants to survive, and plants need us.

  • Checklist can be helpful when hiring a contractor

    Are you planning to do some work on your home this year? Here is a checklist from the BBB on hiring a contractor: 

  • Learning to live financially

    ISSUE: Financial literacy in high school
    OUR VIEW: Training in critical skills should be mandatory

    In education today, secondary schools put a significant emphasis on preparing students for life after graduation. It’s often expressed as ensuring every child is college- or career-ready.

    That concept creates an ideal definition to focus the educational process. It offers a promise of developing productive individuals and not just people who manage to slip through by meeting minimum graduation requirements.

  • May 5, 2014: Our readers write

    Classification’s ironic end
    It is good to see that the Kentucky legislature finally took action to amend the state’s city classification law, even though it took 20 years for it to do so.
    Elizabethtown city government has received a form of absolution for its outright defiance of the city classification laws based on population that existed when they imposed the 2 percent restaurant tax on our citizens.

  • Scramble for cash threatens voice of people

    Many trends in American politics and government today make me worry about the health of our representative democracy. These include the decline of Congress as a powerful, coequal branch of government, the accumulation of power in the presidency and the impact of money on the overall political process.

  • May 2, 2014: Our readers write

    Vote May 20 based on your values

    A recent letter titled “Derby Isn’t Only Important Race” was in support of our 30-year senator, Mitch McConnell. The writer spoke of Sen. McConnell being an experienced candidate over a well-funded newcomer, Matt Bevin. Let us review some facts (votes) of Sen. McConnell, who is conservative in Kentucky but more liberal with his votes in the Senate.