Today's Opinions

  • Veterans Tribute is available daily

    ISSUE: Celebrating Veterans Day
    OUR VIEW: Tribute site is year-round venue

    It has been nearly a year since a grateful and tearful community dedicated the Hardin County Veterans Tribute in the Elizabethtown Nature Park. Many in the community will return there Monday morning to again celebrate Veterans Day.

    In case you haven’t visited since, not much has changed at the park.

  • Let voters decide if ex-felons may vote

    ISSUE: Restoring voting rights of ex-felons
    OUR VIEW: Put question on the ballot


  • Nov. 4, 2013: Our readers write

    Kentucky-Japan ties grow

    I am a University of Kentucky graduate and current JET Program English teacher based in Koori Machi, Japan.

    Recently it was my pleasure to assist the Elizabethtown delegation during their recent visit to our town. As a fellow Kentuckian, I was glad to play a small part in furthering the personal and economic ties between my home state and my new home in Japan.

  • Focus on Finance: Beware of ACA scams

    Question: There are no doubt going to be lots of scams out there surrounding the Affordable Care Act. Especially now with it being so new and a little confusing. How can I weed out the scammers?

    Answer: Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an increase in fraudulent activity related to the launch of the Affordable Care Act.

    The open enrollment period began Oct. 1 and scammers understand many Americans are confused about their rights and responsibilities with the new program.

  • Sharing his God-fearing Grandpa’s moonshine stories

    It’s always fun to have a good story to tell and Brent Goodin’s story about development of a craft distillery is a good one.

    Inspired to do research by his son’s interest in the "Moonshiners" reality show, he found a new purpose for buildings on his family’s industrial property off Battle Training Road. The very fact that the property has a spring that’s fed by the same natural limestone filtration system that has established Kentucky as the world’s bourbon capital is a remarkable coincidence.

  • Financial practices remain conservative

    ISSUE: County makes hall of fame donation
    OUR VIEW: Contribution is economic development effort

    Hardin County government has joined in the financial support of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, contributing $5,000 to the cause and considering the money an investment in economic development.

    After Hardin Fiscal Court approved the contribution, Mike Pollio, who is leading hall of fame fundraising efforts, said the support is appreciated because the county doesn’t regularly make such contributions.

  • Needed: Consumer-driven reform, not Obamacare

    Supporters of the insufferable Obama administration’s misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continue to rope low-information Americans into believing that needed health care reform will be achieved only by a policy like “Obamacare,” which forces healthy individuals to pay for policies filled with services – and costs – they neither want nor need in order to provide lower-cost coverage to the sick.

  • Nov. 1, 2013: Our readers write

    Full ownership and responsibility

    This past month I got to witness an unending comedy of errors by the GOP and the Democrats.

    First, there was the government shutdown in which President Barack Obama and the U.S. House of Representatives played a game of chicken over whether to defund or delay Obamacare.

    With the mainstream media as his personal cheerleading squad, our campaigner-in-chief played it hard with a my-way-or-the-highway approach while using government workers and our national parks as his pawns.