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Today's Opinions

  • May 22, 2012: Our readers write

    Foster parents are heroes, too

    Americans always have loved heroes. Sometimes we get carried away and assign the title to fictional comic book characters, superstar athletes or celebrities. True heroes are those who lay their lives on the line to protect our freedoms.

    Those serving in our military take an oath to pledge their very lives to protect ours. American citizens should take advantage of every opportunity to thank these men and women whose service secures our liberty.

  • Senior Life: The struggles of long-distance caregivers

    Imagine these three scenarios.

    The telephone call comes at three in the morning. Your mother, who lives in another state, has fallen, broken her hip, and is in the hospital. She is calling for you to come right away.

    During your once-a-week telephone conversation with your father, you notice a slur in his voice. You’re not expected to visit with him again until the holidays, but something about the conversation makes you change your mind.

  • A few modest predictions about city-county relations

    In the newspaper business, the journalist’s job is to chronicle events and actions of interest. Today, however, I’ll take a stab at predicting the future.

    But first, let’s revisit a statement from last week.

    Some Elizabethtown officials and downtown restoration advocates took issue with county government’s possible new government office complex.

  • May 20, 2012: Our readers write

    Real politics vs. campus politics

    I want to commend Sherry Kelley on her recent letter in support of Jimmie Lee’s reelection. As a voting member of  the District, I too wish to add my support for Jimmie Lee. A man who already has proven himself to have and has practiced all the attributes and more portrayed by the letter writers from Madisonville, Danville, Bowling Green, New York city and Chicago. It is amazing how the letters from all those diverse places seem to read alike.

  • Praiseworthy acts

    TOPIC: Excellence, social media and building
    OUR VIEW: Applause all around

    Setting youngsters on the right learning path early often can lead to long-term academic success.

    That’s good news for students and parents in Hardin County Schools with the recent announcement that two more preschools in the district — Erin McPherson’s class at Lincoln Trail Elementary and Zola Walker’s class at G.C. Burkhead — have been recognized Classrooms of Excellence by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • May 17, 2012: Our readers write

    Supporting Jimmie Lee

  • Court martial conviction offers degree of closure

    ISSUE: Burke found guilty in court martial
    OUR VIEW: Justice and closure provided 

     The lifeless bodies of Tracy Burke and her former mother-in-law, Karen Comer, were discovered by law enforcement officers inside Comer’s Rineyville home in September 2007. An investigation revealed the women had been shot to death inside Comer’s  home near Rineyville while Burke’s young sons, just 4 and 9 year olds at the time, hid inside a bedroom closet after witnessing the grizzly scene.

  • New law advances unified government conversation locally

    By Ken Howard

    If someone asked you "What is the third largest community in Kentucky" what would you think?

    Louisville Metro is first. Lexington/Fayette Urban County is second. But who is third?

    When Hardin County residents are asked this question the common answers are Covington-Kenton County or Bowling Green-Warren County or Owensboro-Daviess County.

    The correct answer is us, Hardin County.