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Today's Opinions

  • Mary Ellen’s story and the history of child protection

    My 10-year-old cat, Hobbes, has a great life. His bowl is always filled with dry food that, according to package copy, is especially blended for a cat his age. Between 5 and 6 p.m. each day, he gets a touch of gourmet canned food. He gets well-kitty vet care and immediate medical attention if he’s not feeling well. He has cat beds near my workstation and my husband’s, yet prefers lounging in our laps or on our paper stacks.

  • Sept. 9, 2012: Our readers write

    District drops the ball

    In response to Chuck Jones’ column in the Sports section Thursday, Sept. 6, I want to respond to the Facebook picture of the outrageous conduct of 10 Central Hardin football players with three guns and a bat pretending to shoot an Elizabethtown football player, and the lack of appropriate response by the coach, principal and the apparent non response by Hardin County Schools Superintendent Nannette Johnston.

  • We have a choice of two futures

    Our great nation is facing some tough challenges. My friend and colleague Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) often says we have a choice of two futures. I could not agree more. We can continue the disastrous policies the current Administration is pursuing, such as a one-size fits all health care law that is raising costs, or we can move toward a path of sound policies that will lead to economic growth.

  • Dedication that helps others

    ISSUE: The influence of Jim Collier
    OUR VIEW: Provided abundant opportunities

    James M. Collier Jr. arrived in Elizabethtown with his wife and three preschool-age children in 1955.

  • Remembering Jim Collier

    “A man of eclectic pursuits, Dr. Collier would ask me about my work, my students, and our college’s growth every time I saw him, both on and off campus. Dr. Collier enjoyed sharing his good humor, wit and whimsy; the man always had a twinkle in his eyes and a smile on his face. I grew to appreciate his candor and his counsel on many occasions. Dr. Collier’s vision and support have proven invaluable to the core strength of our college, the success of our students and the quality of life in our commonwealth. I miss him.”

  • Government health exchanges: What’s the rush?

    Despite Kentuckians’ great consternation over the current administration’s determined efforts to push states down the treacherous path of an all-out paternalistic nightmare, Gov. Steve Beshear already has accepted $67 million – more than any other state except New York – to establish a government-run healthcare exchange.
    The rotten fruit of this bureaucratic disaster soon will be in full bloom on a website where people without health insurance can shop for coverage.

  • Sept. 7, 2012: Our readers write

    Republicans want to break chains
    I heard the comments from Vice President Joseph Biden in which he told a group of Americans that Mitt Romney and the Republican Party “wants to put y’all back in chains.” This was made in Virginia which was part of the Confederacy in which generations of black Americans lived and died in chains.

  • Everyone has a stake in foreclosure totals

    ISSUE: Foreclosures increase in 2012
    OUR VIEW: Buyers, lenders need workable solutions

    This year, foreclosures on Hardin County properties are expected to climb to as many as 400, up from 216 last year.

    That’s not necessarily an indication that mortgage defaults are up in 2012. Rather, holds on foreclosures and a moratorium in some instances because of lenders’ and mortgage servicers’ documentation problems kept the number of foreclosures artificially low in 2011.