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Today's Opinions

  • Why raising the dropout age is a good step

    The Elizabethtown Independent Board of Education, along with more 100 school districts in Kentucky, sent a message in June to students and parents in Kentucky: Dropping out of school is no longer acceptable.

    Thanks to the Legislature, Gov. Steve Beasher and Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holiday, school boards across Kentucky were given the chance to increase the dropout age to 18. The changes will be enacted for the 2015-16 school year.

  • Providing facilities also provides hope

    ISSUE: Two buildings improving futures
    OUR VIEW: Exciting tools for training

    Dreams and development of opportunities were celebrated on consecutive days.

    One long-desired goal is complete. A community college annex now exists in Grayson County.

    Another goal began a fast-track construction schedule with a ceremonial ground breaking last week. Hardin County Schools started work on its Early College and Career Center in Elizabethtown.

  • E'town Sports Park enjoyed a busy first year

    TOPIC: Elizabethtown Sports Park
    OUR VIEW: Banner first year
    It may have seemed like a corny line in the baseball movie "Field of Dreams" when Ray Kinsella heard the voice in the Iowa corn field offer that "If you build it, he will come.''

  • Soup kitchen a blessing

    TOPIC: The Lord's Supper aoup kitchen
    OUR VIEW: Hamiltons' work comes from the heart

    “It will be a very sad thing to live this whole life out, get to your death, turn around and look back and say you have never done anything for anybody.’’ “Do Unto Others” Luke 6:31

    Terriance and Joyce Hamilton have a deep-rooted passion to help people in need. What a refreshing character trait that is.

  • Delabar is our All-Star

    TOPIC: Steve Delabar
    OUR VIEW: A long and winding career

    It must seem like a lifetime ago when Steve Delabar was helping lead the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 14-year-old All-Stars into the Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament in Vincennes, Ind.

  • July 18, 2013: Our readers write

    Bad legislation  

    The Obama administration did it again. Mark Mazur, deputy assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy, published a blog post canceling some insurance reporting rules and tax enforcement of Obamacare until 2015 as Washington began to evacuate for the Independence Day holiday. 

  • Vine Grove makes wise compromise at market

    ISSUE: Business license requirements at farmers markets
    OUR VIEW:
    Change should serve to increase vendors and patrons

    Vine Grove City Council made a good decision when it voted to change requirements placed on vendors selling produce and other goods at the Vine Grove Farmers Market.

  • July 17, 2013: Our readers write

    A festival well done

    This past White Mills Days saw a lot of reasons for our community to celebrate the spirit of a community even as the weather threatened to wash away our festival. It was a comman site to see men and women bringing in hundreds of pies and cakes carefully protecting them from the elements.