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Today's Opinions

  • A letter to my son on graduation day

    Dear Dave: We watched as you took your diploma in one hand and shook President Roush’s hand with the other. That was a great moment for all of us, for it signified the closing of one chapter in your life and the opening of another.

    Now that you have your diploma, remember that it has meaning beyond the listing of your name, the date you graduated and the school, Centre College, which granted the degree you earned.

  • Restaurant tax games

    ISSUE: Hodgenville considers a restaurant tax
    OUR VIEW:
    Local governments need more revenue options

     Hodgenville’s City Council recently took a first step toward enacting a restaurant tax in the city. Not that they really want to. The public pool is in disrepair and, without additional money, could become just a big hole in the ground.

  • May 27, 2012: Our readers write

    Pay attention to pet needs in hot weather

  • Dixie's new stripes moving traffic in E'town

     Subtracting one lane from downtown’s main thoroughfare didn’t seem to add up.

    Transportation engineers said it would work. More than once, studies commissioned to address downtown redevelopment or traffic flow in Elizabethtown promoted the less-is-more idea.

    After a month of experience, the Dixie Diet is working.

    Like any change, it required adjustments. But from personal experience and observation, traffic appears to be moving smoothly and motorists have adapted.

  • Europe’s economic tremors offer useful lesson

    By JIM WATERS

    Americans paying even cursory attention to what’s happening on the other side of the Atlantic are about to get a stark reminder of an economic principle that too often gets pushed to the side – especially during troubling times: No government has ever taxed, spent or borrowed its way to prosperity.

  • Hooray for those who honor heroes

    TOPIC: Hooray for Heroes and more
    OUR VIEW: We have plenty to celebrate

    Those who serve and have served in our armed forces never can be thanked enough. Same for those folks who spend their lives as emergency first responders protecting us.

    But we try and say thank you often, like recently at the seventh annual Hooray for Heroes event in Radcliff at Stithton Baptist Church.

    From activities and food to words of praise, the festival is in place to honor the armed forces and emergency responders.

  • May 25, 2012: Our readers write

    Remember the ultimate sacrifice

    Memorial Day is a time for pause and reflection as we remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of liberty and proved the privileges of freedom and security are never free.

    Let us never forget those who sacrificed the early years of their adulthood and all who made the supreme sacrifice and have gone on to their final retreat.

  • Let's apply urgency and effort in support of our pride

    This year’s Memorial Day commemoration comes during a period of questioning — about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the affordability of our government services and which of those services were made in the nation’s best interest.

    I submit that we, as a nation, have no more binding and sacred commitment than to those who wear our uniform and fight in our wars. Their selfless sacrifice on the field of battle has been a distinct hallmark, and saving grace, of this nation since before the Revolutionary War.