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Today's Opinions

  • Sept. 5, 2012: Our readers write

    Appreciation from CASA

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of CASA of the Heartland, I want to thank you for your support and generosity as a contributing sponsor for this year’s Casablanca event.

    Between ticket sales, sponsorships and a silent auction, CASA of the Heartland hosted the most successful Casablanca event to date. This tremendous success would not have been possible without your help.

  • Heartland adapts to changes

    ISSUE: 2012 edition of Heartland
    OUR VIEW: Delivering on promises

    Despite a compressed planning schedule that challenged organizers, the Heartland Festival in the Park succeeded in providing a fun weekend.

    Returning to its traditional late August weekend, the first city-run version of Elizabethtown's annual Heartland provided some new elements including mud volleyball and a compact vendor area that created a more intimate atmosphere at Freeman Lake Park.

  • Radcliff rolling with the changes

    ISSUE: New vehicles
    OUR VIEW: City follows through on ideas

    Radcliff's newest additions to the city-owned vehicle fleets have been gathering attention.

    The green trolley making its way around town has created many smiles and a certain degree of excitement. Radcliff acquired the second-hand bus from a transit authority in Michigan just months after the city council approved the idea during its budget sessions.

  • Blairs' efforts are inspiring

    TOPIC: Blair family and Kosair
    OUR VIEW: Family's efforts inspiring
     

    Many of us never will have to deal with the loss of a child, especially a child who had yet to turn 4.

    But Wes and Kelly Blair have.

  • Routine questions, poor listening doom conversations

     

    On day three of her new kindergarten experience, our granddaughter came home and her dad had a question. It’s a common question to ask a school-age kid and apparently a bit too common.

    She responded, “UGH! ARE YOU PEOPLE GOING TO ASK ME THAT EVERY DAY? It was great, OK! Great!

    Impatience apparently runs in the family.

    A lot of us struggle to tolerate the common question. Social pressures require us to smile and politely respond with an inane answer to the ordinary daily questions.

  • Sept. 2, 2012: Our readers write

    Communities’ giving nature appreciated

    A few weeks ago, on Aug. 10, our family had the pleasure of witnessing an outpouring of love and support from our friends, family and community. At the Big Clifty Community Center, more than 100 people gathered to share food and fellowship at a benefit for my wife, Garnett, and myself.

  • That text can wait

    A group of North Hardin High School students recently got a better idea of how dangerous it is to text while driving when AT&T brought a simulator to the school. Students got into a car, put on simulation goggles and attempted to text. Wearing the goggles, the teens saw a virtual road with other drivers and pedestrians.

    While texting, the young drivers ran off the road, hit other cars and even killed pedestrians, all in a virtual situation. But the scary truth is the virtual damage and loss of life mirrors reality.

  • Emergency surgery needed on pension liability

    I told the Kentucky Public Pensions Task Force recently that its “patient” is not only very ill, but that its sudden decline should cause a level of angst not unlike that of a doctor whose patient comes to him with a stomach ache and suddenly goes into cardiac arrest.