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Today's Opinions

  • April 22, 2013: Our readers write

    No more controls, please

    After listening to the weeklong news reports about the bombing at the Boston Marathon, I am wondering why no one in the media or any of our liberal politicians have come out demanding new bomb control laws.

  • April 21, 2013: Our readers write

    Senate fails on gun bill

    The Manchin-Toomey legislation was easy, and smart and patriotic. Expanded background checks are the minimum of what this country should pass to protect our families and communities.

    We must have a background check to volunteer in our child’s school. But we can go to a gun show and buy all the guns and ammunition we want with no background check. Why do we make it so easy?

    Women will go to the polls at the next elections to change the Congress, one vote at a time.

    Tracey Goodlett

  • Social media makes for all kinds of 'kings-of-the-hill'

    For many reasons, Facebook seems to make the world a little smaller.

    Without leaving the house, I can poke around for updates on my circle of friends in Bowling Green. I can hear about the highlights on my daughters’ lives and their families in Lexington and Pensacola, Fla. I even can collect news updates from the Duck Dynasty characters while following the headlines of this very newspaper.

    Checking in with Facebook can be fun. But it also can be kind of weird.

  • Fiscal Court revote erases arguments

    ISSUE: Fiscal Court’s revote on government move

    OUR VIEW:  ‘Do-over’ was right decision

    Hardin Fiscal Court conducted a second meeting to receive public input and allow magistrates an opportunity to recast a vote on the plan to relocate county government offices. Although those in attendance who spoke in opposition will continue to view relocation as the wrong move for county government, Fiscal Court’s decision to hold a second meeting certainly was the right decision to make.

  • A donation of history

    ISSUE: Ron Lewis' Congressional papers
    OUR VIEW: University uniquely ready for gift

     

    Ron Lewis recently stepped out of his role as retiree and grandfather and briefly returned to the spotlight at Campbellsville University.

  • Doctor challenges county's expenditures regarding HMH

    After World War II the U.S. Congress passed a bill known as “Hillburton,” which provided funds to be used to build rural hospitals. This ignited the idea of a hospital in Elizabethtown. The project was first taken by the Elizabethtown Rotary Club in 1949. This was brought to a vote, the idea was rejected.

    A couple of years later, a wiser Rotary Club asked the Lions Club for assistance. The Rotary and Lions Clubs again put the question to a vote. This time the issue passed, and Hardin Memorial Hospital became a reality.

  • April 19, 2013: Our readers write

    Questions of power

  • Health department selling home health branch

    ISSUE: Selling home health services

    OUR VIEW: A sensible decision

     

    Having weathered rising costs and sinking returns with no relief anticipated, Lincoln Trail District Health Department plans to sell its home health services division.

    Since last year, the department has tried to make up financial shortfalls through attrition. But that hasn’t made enough impact and the program is looking at a financial loss.