Today's Opinions

  • Local teachers earn statewide recognition

    ISSUE: Ashland Teacher Achievement Awards

    OUR VIEW: Area honored by recipients

    The Central Kentucky education community has reason to be proud of its teachers yet again. The Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. recently named 24 teachers recipients of 2014 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. Two of the 24 honorees teach in local schools.

  • Oct. 17, 2013: Our readers write

    Time for leadership

    Today we have a disaster in the making with Obamacare, which was forced upon America completely along party lines. Before being passed by Democrats, you may recall Nancy Pelosi saying Obamacare had to be passed so we would know what was in it. What a terrible joke for America. Now everyone knows it was ill conceived and is harming our weak economy. 

  • Ron Bevars leaves more than victories

    ISSUE: Ron Bevars steps down at North Hardin
    More than an outstanding basketball coach

  • Oct. 16, 2013: Our readers write

    Supporting Sizemore

    Lowe’s, I am disappointed in you.

    Karen Sizemore, an employee of 18 years, should not have been terminated. Reprimanded or suspended, maybe, but not fired.

  • Passing out some praise

    ISSUE: Acknowledging contributions
    OUR VIEW: Distributing a few kudos

  • Oct. 15, 2013: Our readers write

    Alternative methods not safer

  • Free press has rights — and responsibilities

    The First Amendment is very clear in its 45 words that it protects a “free press” along with our rights to religious freedom, free speech and the rights to assemble and petition.

    But the Founders, in effect, placed a responsibility on that free press in return for being the only profession named in the Bill of Rights: The news media were to be a “watchdog on government,” providing us with facts, perspective and sometimes contrarian views that help citizens better chart the course of their government.

  • Oct. 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Loyalty counts

    Karen Sizemore (“Woman fired after chasing shoplifter,” Oct. 11) helped me a number of times in the tool department over the last year or so and not only was sweet as she could be, but extremely helpful. She took as much time as I needed to find the right tool at the right price.