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Today's Opinions

  • Getting tough on smurfing

    TOPIC: Smurfing in Kentucky
    OUR VIEW: Officials doing best in meth battle

    People who indulge in meth often also indulge in another activity: Finding creative ways around Kentucky’s restrictions on purchasing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient for manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Rendering unto Frankfort

    ISSUE: Kentucky tax amnesty
    OUR VIEW: It's a gift from the rest of us

    Those who are in arrears on Kentucky state taxes have just one more day to qualify for a “get out of jail free” card.

    In case you have not heard, the state is offering limited amnesty to those who qualify and file before the close of business Friday.

  • Fresh eyes and ears at Fort Knox

    ISSUE: Civilian aides visit Fort Knox
    OUR VIEW: Tour strengthens post connections

  • Nov. 28, 2012: Our readers write

    Fire protection insurance change

    To all residents in the Rineyville Fire Protection Area, it gives me great pleasure in sharing recent accomplishments regarding your Public Protection Classification rating and the effects it will have on your home owners insurance.

  • Providing wreaths becomes a tradition

    ISSUE: Remembering the fallen
    OUR VIEW: Time again to purchase a wreath

    When honoring veterans, Hardin County does it well.

  • Living in the rut of holiday expectations

    I’m not the easiest person to be around at the holidays. There’s a bit of Scrooge in me.

    Perhaps I’m just too comfortable in my well-defined, predictable schedule that some might consider a rut.

    It hasn’t always been that way. Childhood holidays were times of wonderment and anticipation coupled with the carefree schedule of school holiday vacations.

  • Gift will benefit students for decades

    TOPIC: Charley Nell Llewellyn
    OUR VIEW: Generosity will benefit thousands

    Imagine if our world had more people like the late Charley Nell Llewellyn.

    For certain, it would be a much better place. In Hardin County, we are quite thankful we can call her our own.

    The former social worker for Hardin County Schools has left the Central Kentucky Community Foundation the largest philanthropic gift in the county’s history with $2.42 million from her estate that will go to students.

  • Put your money where your community is

    ISSUE: Frequent local businesses
    OUR VIEW: It just makes sense

    By the time you read this, you probably have had your fill of turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs and pumpkin pie. You obviously survived a food-induced coma from the Thanksgiving festivities and the annual Black Friday sales events.