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Today's Opinions

  • Government health exchanges: What’s the rush?

    Despite Kentuckians’ great consternation over the current administration’s determined efforts to push states down the treacherous path of an all-out paternalistic nightmare, Gov. Steve Beshear already has accepted $67 million – more than any other state except New York – to establish a government-run healthcare exchange.
    The rotten fruit of this bureaucratic disaster soon will be in full bloom on a website where people without health insurance can shop for coverage.

  • Sept. 7, 2012: Our readers write

    Republicans want to break chains
    I heard the comments from Vice President Joseph Biden in which he told a group of Americans that Mitt Romney and the Republican Party “wants to put y’all back in chains.” This was made in Virginia which was part of the Confederacy in which generations of black Americans lived and died in chains.

  • Everyone has a stake in foreclosure totals

    ISSUE: Foreclosures increase in 2012
    OUR VIEW: Buyers, lenders need workable solutions

    This year, foreclosures on Hardin County properties are expected to climb to as many as 400, up from 216 last year.

    That’s not necessarily an indication that mortgage defaults are up in 2012. Rather, holds on foreclosures and a moratorium in some instances because of lenders’ and mortgage servicers’ documentation problems kept the number of foreclosures artificially low in 2011.

  • 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.