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Today's Opinions

  • Pats on the back and other praise

    ISSUE: Good news all around us

    OUR VIEW: Fine things going on

    When it comes to girls’ track and field this year, nobody did it better in Kentucky in Class 3-A than North Hardin High School sophomore Kianna Gray.

    At last month’s state meet in Louisville, Gray captured the 100-meter hurdles and the 100 and 200 dashes and finished third in the 400 dash.

  • Farewell to a friend

    At his high school reunion, Tim Walker reconnected with several classmates who spent their adult lives out of state. Most had the same question.

    "Tim Walker is the mayor of Elizabethtown?”

    The surprise in their voices apparently amused him. Walker did something in life that many people never accomplish: He rose above the limits his hometown placed on him.

    He set different expectations for himself.

    Actually, Tim’s personal aspirations were derived from a sense of duty and faith.

  • Congress needs to learn how to make policy again

    I've noticed a recurring question as I talk to people about Congress. What can be done, they wonder, to get Congress back on track? Is our national legislature capable of serious policy making?

    At a time when polls say jobs and the economy are Americans’ chief concern, Congress has not passed a single piece of economic legislation. Instead, it’s focused on investigations. It’s an institution with very little to show for its efforts.

  • Dads can be supportive, even when they are apprehensive

    Children start out very fragile and helpless.

  • June 16, 2013: Our readers write

    Where does the apple fall?

    I’ve often thought I’m a lot like my dad. But I don’t want to be. I certainly don’t want to copy his bad habits. I’d prefer to copy his good ones, but I don’t remember them he had any.

    Maybe I’m more like him than I want to admit. But I don’t want to be. I find myself yelling at my kids like an out-of-control idiot. 

  • Community loses a noble leader

    ISSUE: Remembering Mayor Tim Walker
    OUR VIEW:
    Walker’s contributions leave a lasting imprint

  • Paying off debt provides more options for Radcliff

    Over the past few weeks, several people have inquired about my decision to pay off the remaining debt owed on the Challenger Learning Center five years early.

    In 1998, the city of Radcliff committed itself to becoming one of several communities across the country which would be home to a Challenger Learning Center. The learning centers were designed to educate youth in our region on space exploration. City government would bond $3.8 million over 20 years to build the facility.

  • Old Time Fiddler’s Contest hits a high note

    TOPIC: Old Time Fiddler's Contest
    OUR VIEW: A sizzling debut