Today's Opinions

  • Senior employee shares meaning of plant and its family

    Being the most senior employee at Dow Corning’s Elizabethtown site, I was asked to share my thoughts as to what Dow Corning means to me. 

    I began my career at Dow Corning in March 1981, just a few months after my 21st birthday. The E’town plant would have been about 17 years old, so you could say that we have grown up together. 

  • Dow Corning plant's impact spans 50 years

    This is an exciting time for both Dow Corning and the Elizabethtown plant. Our company is celebrating its 70th anniversary and the Elizabethtown plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Dow Corning is the world leader in silicone products and the Elizabethtown plant focuses on silicone polymers, coatings and sealants production. 

  • Learning in a foreign language

    ISSUE: Students learning English
    OUR VIEW: Peers play significant role

    At Radcliff Elementary School, a second-grade student has stepped up as a translator, providing tremendous support to a fellow classmate and her teacher.

    While teacher Kelly Everhart has worked with a variety of students who were learning English as a second language, Jenny Mata-Oliva is the first of her students not to speak any English.

  • President and Congress can work together with less heartburn

    As Washington swirls with proposals, counter-proposals and political brinksmanship in response to diplomatic efforts on Syria, the situation has a lot of people scratching their heads.

    Couldn’t President Obama and Congress have handled this differently?

  • Like him or not, Pitino is a Hall of Famer

    TOPIC: Pitino in Hall of Fame
    Coach has flourished in college game

  • Sept. 18, 2013: Our readers write

    Where does the money go?

    We recently had a young lady at our church looking for housing and help to get back on her feet. 

  • BBB: Find a reliable mechanic

    In 2012, BBB received more than 14,000 complaints against auto repair servicers.

    When your vehicle needs repairs, you don’t need a crash course in auto mechanics, but you should know how to find a reliable shop and mechanic. Better Business Bureau and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence recommend following a few key pointers to ensure your automobile gets fixed without a glitch.

  • Oh, the places you'll go

    ISSUE: Library Card Signup Month
    It’s one smart card

    A library card is magical. Besides bringing you into the brick-and-mortar place where there are books, magazines, newspapers, videos, DVDs, audio books, community bulletin boards and computers, it is a key. It can be the key to your past, present and future.

    With a library card, you can explore “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and go “Around the World in 80 Days.”