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Today's Opinions

  • Jan. 6, 2013: Our readers write

    Vote no Tuesday

    On Tuesday, voters in Elizabethtown will make an important decision regarding the future of the city. They can vote no in opposition of expansion of alcohol sales, or yes in favor of bars.

  • Connecting requires some level of cultural relevancy

    The birth of a child represents all levels of hope and possibility to society and to a family. We want the best for them. As a parent or grandparent, there's so much we want to teach these children.

    It starts with basic life skills like walking without tumbling and feeding yourself without painting the walls with Spaghetti-0s. Little rhymes, fairy tales, counting and ABCs soon follow along with how to high five or throw a kiss. Some issues are struggles like managing buttons, zippers and shoelaces.

  • Matters of motivation

    THE ISSUE: Getting healthier in 2013
    OUR VIEW: Resolutions made, now consider methods

    Across Hardin County and beyond, people are striving to achieve a better version of themselves. Four days into a new year, resolutions are charging ahead, most commonly on a mission to improve health.

  • Jan. 3, 2013: Our readers write

    Heartland Winds’ journey continues

  • Jan. 1, 2013: Our readers write

    God has been lost

    Because of the massacre in Connecticut, we will be reeling with grief for a very long time. Twenty children and six adults snuffed out in seconds. Unspeakable.

    However, we’ve killed 1 million babies this year; babies who never will get to the first grade in school. We have laws that say that’s our right. Laws that are an abomination to God.

  • A new year full of possibilities

    ISSUE: Moving forward in 2013
    OUR VIEW:
    Much work ahead for government

    Today, the first day of 2013 seems promising. The 12 months ahead might be just a measure of time, really, but today is somehow symbolic and motivating. Just as thousands of Hardin Countians seize that inspiration and make New Year’s resolutions, it’s a good time for leaders to consider goals for this brand new year.

    There’s a lot going on in our city, county, state and beyond; one would find no shortage of goals to adopt.

  • Entering a new year by locking old doors

    “Is someone important arriving here or are people just waiting for family?”

    Before I could answer the man, the lady standing next to me in the airport terminal said in a voice loud enough for everyone around us to hear, “Family is important!”

    I stepped back, not wanting to get caught in the crossfire of a potential verbal volley, but then the questioner submissively lowered his head and silently trudged toward the baggage claim.

  • Dec. 30, 2012: Our readers write

    Cure the disease

    Again we are faced with the senseless killing of innocent people, and for what reason?

    Immediately in times like these, people start making rash statements about how such horrendous acts of violence can be stopped. Will gun control stop such violence? Will banning the sale of fertilizer prevent another Timothy McVeigh from building a bomb and blowing up a building and killing hundreds? Or will banning airplanes prevent another terrorist attack that could kill thousands?