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Today's Opinions

  • Babe Thomas left a lasting mark on his community

    On the day after Christmas in 1922, Rola Raymond Thomas came into this world.

    You probably knew him as R.R. Thomas, the county judge with the ever-present bowtie. He directed Hardin County's civic, governmental, fiscal and even years of judicial affairs for two decades.

    Or maybe you knew him by his nickname Babe. Some in his family even referred to him as Uncle Duke.

  • Hats off to honorees and those who helped

    ISSUE:Honoring lives of achievement

    OUR VIEW:School district’s impact seen

    As Hardin County Schools added 10 honorees to its list of Distinguished Alumni last Thursday, the ceremony again proved to be a reflection of the importance of education.

    Great things happen daily in local schools. The full impact of those accomplishments may not be fully evident until the seeds sown take root and blossom in the lives of graduates.

  • Aug. 30, 2013: Our reader's write

    Better ways to spend tax money

  • Water District’s offer deserves consideration

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s municipal water system
    OUR VIEW: Time to decide about the future

    Chemistry brought the question to the table. Issues of community growth and development make it significant. Financial decisions may settle it.

    For about two years, Hardin County Water District No. 2 has been asking the City of Elizabethtown — its wholesale customer — to make a decision about changing the treatment process used to clean its tap water.

  • Off the screen

    ISSUE: “The Butler” not showing in Hardin County
    OUR VIEW: Theater owner puts principles first

  • Aug. 29, 2013: Our readers write

    Strengthening the Constitution

  • Aug. 28, 2013: Our readers write

    Racism not a factor in theater 

    I applaud Ike Boutwell for his decision to do what he wishes to do with his own business. One of the responders to the letters section seemed to want to indicate his not showing “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” was something other than Jane Fonda, ergo, perhaps racial. Mr. Boutwell also did not show “Monster-in-Law” a couple years back because Fonda was the main character. 

  • Heartland Festival gets a thumbs up

    TOPIC: Heartland Festival 2013
    OUR VIEW:
    From rides to concert, it was a winner

    Heartland Festival in the Park is back where it rightly belongs among area festivals as one of the best this region has to offer.

    More than 15,000 people attended last weekend's event at Freeman Lake Park, taking in everything from rides to sno-cones, a reptile zoo to a concert. And much, much more.