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Today's Opinions

  • Just who was Uncle Sam?

    Everybody’s heard of Uncle Sam, right? But who was he? And why is our government today called “Uncle Sam?”  Why do members of the Armed Forces tell you that they “belong to Uncle Sam?” And why should honors due to Uncle Sam be especially noteworthy during 2012?

    During October l8l2, in Troy, N.Y., workers packed pork and beef into large white oak barrels. Their boss, Samuel Wilson, had contracted with Elbert Anderson of the government to supply the military with 3,000 barrels of prime beef and 2,000 of pork.

  • Sept. 26, 2012: Our readers write

    Access should be available for disabled

  • A missing piece of local season

    TOPIC: E'town-Central football game
    OUR VIEW: Series should continue

    Recent news that the football series between Elizabethtown High School and Central Hardin High School has been put on hold is disappointing on many fronts.

    For student-athletes and fans of both schools, there is a built-in rivalry that has existed since CHHS opened in 1990.

  • Steps toward bright futures

    ISSUE: Working on behalf of children
    OUR VIEW: Good deeds in many forms

    What do scientists, soldiers, parents and artists have in common? Caring, compassion and a tireless commitment to the youth of our community.

    Through a variety of efforts, the physical, mental and emotional health needs of our children are being met by organizations and individuals who want to see children thrive.

  • Sept. 25, 2012: Our readers write

    Historical context

  • USA Cares steps into VA void

    TO HELP
    To donate to USA Cares, go to www.usacares.org/donate.

    ISSUE: Military families’ requests for help increase
    OUR VIEW: Resources should be allocated to veterans

  • First-class message about a local treasure

    Occasionally, our Sunday conversations in the form of this column are interrupted. Something else appears in this space for a myriad of reasons.

    Sometimes, we devote the space to something of particular importance such as the recent full-page of tributes to the late Jim Collier. More often, it’s a hectic work schedule or some other interruption that robbed the time reserved for writing. Over the summer, one absence was vacation related.

  • Sept. 23, 2012: Our readers write

    Don’t be fooled again

    I am so discouraged by these letters to the editor promoting President Obama. Do these people really in good faith say he’s been a good president? Are they just voting Democrat, no matter who’s running? We have all this unrest in the Middle East and they want to blame it on a movie for fear that if they say it’s a terrorist attack, it would put a damper on his re-election.

    We’re being duped, my friends.