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Today's Opinions

  • Big honors for local students

    KUDOS: Recognizing positives in our community

    The area will be well represented in June at the annual Kentucky-Indiana high school basketball series.

    LaRue County High School senior Ivy Brown was an automatic choice after her selection earlier this spring as Kentucky’s Miss Basketball. She will have the honor of wearing the No. 1 jersey.

  • May 1, 2014: Our readers write

    Consider foster kids this month

    May is National Foster Care Month and we would like to take this opportunity to thank foster and kinship parents in our community for their hard work and dedication to families across our region.

    This month provides the opportunity to thank the foster families who provide homes and love to children who need them. Foster parents often become the substitute family for the youth regardless of how long they stay — be it an hour or a lifetime.

  • Work Ready Communities

    ISSUE: Kentucky Work Ready Community certification
    OUR VIEW:
    Added value for new employers

    Worker skill certifications are important. Any human resources recruiting executive will confirm this fact. Whether the certification is intended to measure proficiency with soft technological or hard trade-related skills, an employee who has achieved such documented qualification and ability more often than not is viewed more favorably as a potential new employee than those who have none.

  • Honoring Isaiah and Addison Jo

    TOPIC: Legacies of children continue to grow
    OUR VIEW: Work of families serves as inspiration

    Addison Jo Blair was just 3 years old when she died in May 2011 from cancer.

    Isaiah Alonso was 6 when cancer claimed his life in 2010.

    Their courage in the face of nightmarish illness was and continues to be an inspiration. Driven by the legacy of their children, the families still strive daily to better our community.

  • Honoring Isaiah and Addison Jo

    TOPIC: Legacies of children continue to grow
    OUR VIEW: Work of families serves as inspiration

    Addison Jo Blair was just 3 years old when she died in May 2011 from cancer.

    Isaiah Alonso was 6 when cancer claimed his life in 2010.

    Their courage in the face of nightmarish illness was and continues to be an inspiration. Driven by the legacy of their children, the families still strive daily to better our community.

  • April 30, 2014: Our readers write

    Voting for a change in Senate

    A lot is at stake in May and November elections. For Republicans in May, it is status quo verses one who may not know all the ropes and delicacies a hardened pol does but does know what has been happening over many years and specifically what has been happening while Sen. McConnell has been in the Senate.

  • Bevars, HMH, Richardson get their due with honors

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    During his high school coaching career, former North Hardin High School boys’ basketball coach Ron Bevars won 805 games and led the Trojans to 12 state tournament appearances, including a state runner-up finish.

    In Wyoming this summer, he will receive the honor of being inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame at Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole in recognition of a long and successful coaching career.

  • April 29, 2014: Our readers write

    Surprised by source of recent opinion

    When I read the letter from a writer “Defending fourth-class status,” I was surprised that a retired deputy chief on the Elizabethtown Police Department would defend Elizabethtown or any city for being deceptive in reporting their classification for financial gain.