Today's Opinions

  • Enjoying the prime of your life

    Usually when someone makes a positive comment about a picture I’m in, I take it because it doesn’t happen often. Mr. Photogenic I am not.

    So when a dear, saintly lady in my church complimented the “wonderful” picture of my son Dave and me taken during this year’s vacation Bible school, I had to take a second look at it because there was something about it I didn’t like.

  • Sept. 11, 2013: Our readers write

    Every baby deserves a chance

    September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, a campaign sponsored by the National Healthy Start Association. During this month, people are encouraged to become more aware and educated about how they can help ensure babies reach their first birthday.

  • West Point School growing leaders

    ISSUE: Solid programs growing
    OUR VIEW: Praise deserved

  • Ring Road extension is piece of puzzle

    Standing on the exit ramp pavement to dedicate the Ring Road extension and its new interchange with Western Kentucky Parkway, state Rep. Jimmie Lee made his vision clear. This is not the end of the road.

    The 76-year-old legislator is devoted to the Elizabethtown loop reaching Interstate 65. Standing on the pavement for Thursday’s ceremony, highway officials were well aware that the interstate is less than a mile from where Ring Road now ends.

  • Theater owner’s decision a hot topic

    I salute Mr. Ike Boutwell on his stand not to show a movie that has the traitor Jane Fonda as a cast member. Her actions during the Vietnam War aided and abetted the enemy while we had our armed forces fighting in theater. There is no doubt in my mind that her actions of encouraging the North Vietnamese army led to direct casualties of U.S. armed forces.

  • Generaton Y bother?

    ISSUE: Work ethic program enrollment

    OUR VIEW: Low participation indicative of program’s necessity

    Friday, Aug. 30, was the deadline for students to enroll in Hardin County School’s new work ethic certification. Of 975 seniors eligible to participate this year, 195 enrolled. It’s good to see nearly 200 HCS seniors had the impetus to sign up for what promises to be a very worthwhile experience in their final year of high school.

  • Sept. 8, 2013: Our readers write

    Learn about health care changes

  • Fudging figures is no way to solve public-pension crisis

    It’s no secret that Frankfort’s bureaucratic bean counters possess quite the penchant for manipulating socioeconomic data to make their preferred agency’s performance appear as rosy as possible.

    Within the sphere of Kentucky’s six retirement funds, this fact is all the more troubling. That’s because the best arithmetic acrobatics our number crunchers could pull off still resulted in a reported unfunded public-pension liability of $34 billion, which ranks close to the worst in the nation.

    Could that actually be rosier than reality?