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Today's Opinions

  • Aug. 15, 2013: Our readers write

    Evolution of state fair mirrors evolution of state

    The Kentucky State Fair brings certain things to mind: cattle in hay-lined stalls; hand-stitched quilts and perfectly frosted cakes displaying blue ribbons; graceful show horses; novelty foods eaten only once a year; and spinning rides and games of chance. These are the sights, sounds and smells of our fair – one of the most successful and unique state fairs in the nation. 

  • Aug. 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Call to action on redistricting

    Hardin County, I am asking for your help. You probably have been reading about the redistricting being considered in the upcoming special session in Frankfort. 

  • Aug. 13, 2013: Our readers write

    Governing is no joke

    I have just concluded watching a Channel 2 TV rebroadcast of an exercise in charades in a Elizabethtown City Council meeting on Aug. 5.

  • Sense of community shines through

    ISSUES: School supply drives, Cecilia Days
    OUR VIEWS:
    Great end-of-summer traditions

    Depending on the school system, it’s day No. 4 or 5 of a fresh, new year full of potential.

    At this point, students are settling into their routines, getting use to rising before the sun, finding their classes just fine and taking pride in completing those first assignments.

  • Proposed pipeline creates entanglement

    ISSUE: Bluegrass Pipeline proposal
    OUR VIEW: No simple solution in sight

    Plans to develop the Bluegrass Pipeline to transport 200,000 gallons or more of natural gas liquids through the area have raised some alarm and some alarmists.

    With information flowing at the speed of the Internet, sometimes it’s difficult to tell which is which.

  • Better Business Bureau: Shop smart, spend less on back to school

    With school bells ringing, now is the time to take advantage of annual back-to-school specials on supplies. Whether you plan to shop at your favorite retail store or in the drawers and closets of your home, Better Business Bureau recommends sticking to a budget to avoid the common overspending on school supplies.

  • Aug. 11, 2013: Our readers write

    A pipeline into pockets

    A group of individuals gathered in Frankfort this week to protest the running of a pipeline by Williams pipeline company through central Kentucky. The protesters intentions were to have the governor block the use of eminent domain to seize their property. Their stated concerns revolved around environmental issues and loss of use of their own property.

  • A voice from the darkness makes a simple request

    Driving on an unfamiliar stretch of interstate outside an unfamiliar Ohio city, a decision was made to steer off onto a dimly lit street.

    It was just before midnight about a week ago. The immediate destination was the familiar yellow-and-black Waffle House sign glowing near the exit. Nothing else seemed to be open at that hour.

    Pulling into the parking lot, it seemed important to park near the entrance and the light escaping from the restaurant windows. I remember looking for a perfect spot, not too close to someone else’s car that might be bumped.