Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Area students earn high marks

    ISSUE: Student successes are many

    OUR VIEW: Strong seasons on fields of play

    It rarely comes as a surprise anymore when we see the immense success of local students, whether it be on the field of play for sports or for our area high school bands.

    The last few weeks are just another indicator of that.

  • Theft was wrong, response was right

    When does a blatant, criminal act of outright theft produce a good result – and an educational experience as well – in terms of the First Amendment?

  • Have a safe Halloween

    ISSUE: Halloween safety
    Everyone’s responsibility

  • Oct. 30, 2013: Our readers write

    Fonda the problem

    During an interview, Jane Fonda was questioned about military veterans taking issue with her playing the role of a loved first lady of a beloved president. Her response was if veterans have a problem with it, “ they need to get a life. If it tweaks the right, who cares?”