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Today's Opinions

  • Elizabethtown council reveals many characteristics of late

    Pressure tells a lot about people. In times of stress, we often revert to our true nature.

    While living up north, a friend once said, "Ben only sounds Southern when he's angry." And it was true. The real me showed itself under pressure.

    Since the death of Mayor Tim Walker last month, the Elizabethtown City Council has been feeling some stress. By law, the pressure to pick a successor falls to them. The group meets Monday afternoon in a special session and for the third time in 15 days that topic is on the agenda.

  • Duke Brigade leaves distinct impact locally

    ISSUE: Fort Knox to lose 3/1 as Army downsizes
    OUR VIEW:
    Decision will be felt in community

    In its move to meet cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently announced reorganization decisions that include deactivating the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division stationed at Fort Knox. The 3,500 soldiers, support personnel and families Fort Knox will lose as a result of this decision most certainly will be felt in the community.

  • July 7, 2013: Our readers write

    A difficult choice

  • Fair arrives for 50th time

    ISSUE: Hardin County Fair
    OUR VIEW: It is a tradition

  • Despite others, I’m still in love with my computer

    Maybe it’s a part of the yearning for a slower, simpler world, a less digitized world when others — including the National Security Agency — didn’t have instant access to our privacy. Or perhaps it’s more a desire to touch and embrace an older vehicle for communicating.

    It could be both.

    I’m referring to the return of the typewriter.

    Even high school students are learning the joys and frustrations of tap tap tapping away on what many consider an anachronistic way of communicating.

  • CASA provides service outlet for willing seniors

    Good news for my cohorts by survival that enjoy the grand title of retiree.Here’s a bit of information to put a spark in your life.

    Amazingly, the CASA of the Heartland volunteer program came about in ways which allow retirees to tap into a source of usefulness, joy and fulfilling rewards. By the time retirement arrives, most folks have been parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts or reached the age of maturity. They have the experience needed so desperately by CASA children and the Family Court of Hardin County.

  • From these 3, who should be E'town's mayor?

    ISSUE: Input on Elizabethtown’s next mayor
    OUR VIEW: Edna Berger recommended

    For the second consecutive week, Elizabethtown City Council members went behind closed doors to discuss the vacancy created by Mayor Tim Walker’s death. Expect another discussion Monday.

    While dealing with grief and loss, the council members have been faced with a critical decision regarding appointment of a new mayor. The six members alone have the authority to select who will complete the remaining months of Walker’s term.

  • Leadership: Democracy’s essential ingredient

    By Lee H. Hamilton