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Today's Opinions

  • United Way collections do not exceed needs

    TOPIC: United Way fundraising
    OUR VIEW: Don't stop giving now

    No goal, no problem.

    For United Way of Central Kentucky, the decision not to set a fundraising benchmark seems, thus far, to be paying off handsomely. For only the third time in its fund-raising history, United Way has surpassed the $1 million mark.

  • HMH, Sports Park make deal good for both

    ISSUE: HMH supports the Sports Park
    OUR VIEW: A win-win agreement

    Hardin Memorial Health has taken an active role in sponsorship of the Elizabethtown Sports Park and in doing so it took another step toward protecting its territory while supporting the community.

    The new sponsorship agreement involves income for the facility plus provides medical services for events. Inevitably, the sponsorship will translate into direct business for HMH. All in all, it’s not a bad deal for the sports park or HMH.

  • Jan. 17, 2013: Our readers write

    Keeping the character that’s lacking

    Perhaps this letter may have overtones of sour grapes; however, I am very dismayed with the results from the recent vote to lift restrictions on alcohol sales.

    First and foremost, what a sad display of voter apathy. The low turnout speaks volumes about Elizabethtown and how short sighted and indifferent this town has become. This vote was far less about alcohol or bars opening in town and more about revitalizing a downtown district that has languished in a decaying infrastructure and environment. 

  • What's next for downtown?

    ISSUE: Alcohol and E'town's historic district
    OUR VIEW: Turn to other solutions

  • Jan. 15, 2013: Our readers write

    Ducking debt debate

    The administration focusing so much on the gun control debate takes people’s minds off of the major problems we face — the staggering debt, the debt ceiling, the Benghazi murders and the deficit that will affect every taxpayer and every consumer in the country. Whatever gun control plan they come up with will do nothing to lessen the problem and only will affect lawful gun owners.

  • Welcome home is one praise point

    TOPIC: Good news abound
    OUR VIEW: There's something for everyone to applaud

    As wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, sons, daughters, moms, dads and grandparents anxiously waited Saturday, about 200 soldiers were just as anxious, just minutes away from an emotional return to their loved ones.

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command is back at Fort Knox following a nine-month deployment.

  • Winter gardening is a fight to resist cycle of life

    “I’m gonna write a book,” my friend Glen Sandusky announced to me when I saw him Sunday morning in the church office.

    Glen was grinning from ear to ear, a sure signal he was up to something.

    “What are you going to write about?” I played along.

    “I’m gonna write about how my preacher kept his garden going in January!” Then snickering to the audience gathered around him, he proudly proclaimed, “No one told him you can’t keep a garden alive in the dead of winter, so he just did it!”

  • Jan. 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Sensible gun control needed

    I still believe the “love of money is the root of all evil.” Directly and indirectly, greed plays a big role in how and why so much deadly gun violence occurs in our country, possibly one of the most violent nations in history. Weapons of mass destruction made in America have been sold and distributed all over the world.