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Today's Opinions

  • Making the grade

    ISSUE: New HCS preschool classes
    OUR VIEW:
    Preschool offers advantages now and into the future

    Thanks to money made available through the federal Title I program, not to mention considerable hard work in planning invested by local early childhood educators and administrators, two new preschool classes are opening in the Hardin County Schools.

  • Jan. 11, 2013: Our readers write

    No new debt limit

    We are in a situation which is few short years away from a complete financial collapse.

    This nation has been running annual deficits of more than $1 trillion for the past four years and our national debt is $16 trillion. What is our president’s solution? Tax increases for the job creators and four more years of deficit spending with a projected national debt of $20 trillion by 2017.

    This doesn’t touch the trillions in unfunded liabilities in Social Security, Medicare and state pension funds.

  • Huge to-do list, limited time

    ISSUE: Tax reform
    OUR VIEW:
    It will take a special session

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform recently concluded its work and on Dec. 17 issued a 453-page report. It includes recommendations that, if adopted, would increase revenue to state government by some $650 million in the first year.

    The report includes more than 50 recommendations that run the gamut from esoteric accounting measures to lowering personal income tax rates for most Kentuckians, even high-income earners.

  • Jan. 10, 2013: Our readers write

    Toddlers and tantrums

    As newborn children begin to move about, most parents employ strategies that protect the youngsters, those nearby and property. A simple and effective way to ward off trouble is removing objects that could be broken, thrown, eaten, etc., from the reach of curious hands.

  • Jan 9, 2013: Our readers write

     Brooklyn’s battle

  • Good things happening for U of L football

    TOPIC: Louisville football's future
    OUR VIEW: Best is yet to come

  • Learning at the knee of a century-old pastor

    “You don’t seem like a preacher, at least not a typical one. You’re ‘the real deal.’”

    The comment, coming from an inmate in jail, I took as a compliment, although I frequently ask myself if I’m really real.

    His comment was followed by a question: “How did you ever get to be a preacher in the first place?” (I am tempted to ask: Do you think I should have been something else?)

  • Sharing appreciation

    TOPIC: Goodwill and good times
    OUR VIEW: Delivering some thank yous

    You never really know if an idea is good or bad until you try it.

    So we applaud the foresight offered last week by Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn by offering New Year's eve and day events for Hardin Countians.