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Today's Opinions

  • Feb. 18, 2014: Our readers write

    Taking jobs of legal residents

    The U.S. Chamber and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce have begun a hard push to legalize immigrants who will take the job of American citizens. What few there are available, anyway. With so many Americans unable to find work or after many giving up looking after not finding work, why would the chambers be involved in this?

    The Kentucky Chambers site states, “Allowing (illegals) to emerge from the shadows, creating a stable workforce.” Stable for who?

  • Promoting efforts of local students

    Local schools produce excellence every day. It’s important to acknowledge and encourage those successes and the programs which provide opportunities to excel.

    TWO BITS, FOUR BITS. As we offer three cheers today, let’s begin with cheerleaders.

    Three area squads competed in the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship recently in Orlando, Fla.

  • Feb. 16, 2014: Our readers write

    Understand how to read polls

    In response to a recent letter regarding polls by The Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader concerning the McConnell-Grimes Senatorial election, the following should be considered.

    These polls are conducted by the two most liberal-progressive entities in the state.

    You should know how and why the questions in the polls are worded. If the pollsters wish to skew the results, the questions will be written to produce the desired result.

  • It's hard to fathom the county that greeted HMH

    The fact that the local hospital’s anniversary coincides with Valentine’s Day seems quite appropriate to those of us born inside its walls over the past six decades.

    Most of us came to be because of an expression of our parents’ affection and love.

    I was born there. My wife was born there. Both our daughters too. That alone makes Hardin Memorial a rich part of our family heritage.

    But what was it like when Hardin Memorial was born?

  • Time to dive in

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's pool play
    OUR VIEW: City needs its own facility

     

    Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger disagrees with the idea that a YMCA will fill the city’s need for a recreational outlet for Elizabethtown residents. She is right.

  • Feb. 14, 2014: Our readers write

    Defending changes being made by IRS

    This is in regards to those warning of the IRS trying to restrict our freedom of speech. Congress passed a law creating tax-exempt social welfare organizations. By law, these organizations had to devote the majority of their activity, meaning money expenditures, to, believe it or not, social welfare issues, not politics. 

  • Feb. 13, 2014: Our readers write

    Retirees urged to watch legislation

    State and county government retirees will be closely watching the events of the Kentucky General Assembly 2014 legislative session. At stake are the pensions and benefits of retirees, current and future.  

  • Why not launch a VW campaign?

    ISSUE: Luring Volkswagen to Hardin County
    OUR VIEW: Let us 'bug' you with some ideas

    The good news: Volkswagen has announced plans to invest in constructing a new manufacturing plant in North America.

    The bad news: No interest has been expressed toward the Glendale mega site.

    The industrial property is waiting for an occupant — presumably a major automaker — that can provide a few thousand well-paying jobs and create an extraordinary economic uptick locally.