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Today's Opinions

  • Huge to-do list, limited time

    ISSUE: Tax reform
    OUR VIEW:
    It will take a special session

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform recently concluded its work and on Dec. 17 issued a 453-page report. It includes recommendations that, if adopted, would increase revenue to state government by some $650 million in the first year.

    The report includes more than 50 recommendations that run the gamut from esoteric accounting measures to lowering personal income tax rates for most Kentuckians, even high-income earners.

  • Jan. 10, 2013: Our readers write

    Toddlers and tantrums

    As newborn children begin to move about, most parents employ strategies that protect the youngsters, those nearby and property. A simple and effective way to ward off trouble is removing objects that could be broken, thrown, eaten, etc., from the reach of curious hands.

  • Jan 9, 2013: Our readers write

     Brooklyn’s battle

  • Good things happening for U of L football

    TOPIC: Louisville football's future
    OUR VIEW: Best is yet to come

  • Learning at the knee of a century-old pastor

    “You don’t seem like a preacher, at least not a typical one. You’re ‘the real deal.’”

    The comment, coming from an inmate in jail, I took as a compliment, although I frequently ask myself if I’m really real.

    His comment was followed by a question: “How did you ever get to be a preacher in the first place?” (I am tempted to ask: Do you think I should have been something else?)

  • Sharing appreciation

    TOPIC: Goodwill and good times
    OUR VIEW: Delivering some thank yous

    You never really know if an idea is good or bad until you try it.

    So we applaud the foresight offered last week by Elizabethtown Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn by offering New Year's eve and day events for Hardin Countians.

  • Things are changing at the Justice Center

    ISSUE: New commonwealth attorney begins
    OUR VIEW: Shane Young's vibrancy is needed

    Things are about to change at the Justice Center.

  • 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.