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Today's Opinions

  • Hospital flips on its power-saving plan

    ISSUE: Hospital energy conservation plan
    OUR VIEW: Energy savings is an important goal  

    If as a homeowner you learned your household energy consumption and related costs were significantly higher than the average of your neighbors, you’d likely want to figure out why and rectify the inequity.

    Most conscientious homeowners would. So would most, if not all business owners. After all, a dollar saved is a dollar earned.

  • Someone else owns it but memories make it home

    The final chapter of 311 Elmhurst Ave. being the Evans’  home came to a formal end. 

    Someone new now owns the Vine Grove house that was home to all of us since 1966, when my parents signed the closing papers to buy a new home as dad retired from the Army. 

    For more than 40 years, we “kids” and grandkids moved in and moved out, visited, married and divorced, but always had “home” there for comfort.

  • Involvement will help keep us safe

     

  • Aug. 28, 2012: Our readers write

    Deal with the facts

    Are facts relevant any more when it comes to political discussions?

    Republicans don’t want big government running everything; are against regulations for businesses; want the government out of our personal lives; want people to take responsibility for their own decisions in life.

    Yet they contradict themselves when it comes to the abortion debate. They tell the woman she can’t have one. Is this a new form of slavery created by the Republicans and the religious institutions of this country? 

  • Aug. 26, 2012: Our readers write

    Yes, they did

    In his recent news conference, President Barack Obama said, “Nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon.”

    In July, Stephanie Cutter, the president's deputy campaign spokeswoman, said “Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the Securities Exchange Commission, which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people.”

  • You can't build from the top down

    ISSUE: Hardin County United
    OUR VIEW: No foundation laid

    Hardin Fiscal Court recently slammed the door on the idea of a local unified government. Although the city government of Radcliff formally turned up its nose on the idea and Elizabethtown's council held similar opinions, Fiscal Court’s lopsided 7-2 vote really put the kabosh on the idea — for now at least.

  • Question should not be the work

    When you work in government or for government, there’s a good chance the spotlight eventually will land on you.

    The people we elect and the people they hire ultimately respond to the whims of voters and taxpayers. It’s difficult to have multiple “bosses,” even when most of the time they don’t pay much attention.

    It also is difficult, I expect, to have reporters looking over your shoulder, asking pesky questions and describing your efforts and accomplishments for all to see.

    But it’s an element of the job.

  • Aug. 24, 2012: Our readers write

    Laughable idea

    The idea that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will fix Medicare is inaccurate, to put it mildly.

    President Barack Obama has not taken any money from Medicare for new Obamacare programs. The $716 billion he proposes are in savings taken from the supply side, ie., from health care providers, fraud and waste, over the next 10 years. The same study that backs the president’s plan also says seniors will be strapped with another $6,000-plus expense every year by the so-called Romney plan. Some fix.