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Today's Opinions

  • Gazing through time by way of Mama’s eyes

    Standing fully in the present moment, there are times when you can touch the past and the future, all at once and at the same time. You even can feel eternity sliding through your fingers.

    And sometimes it happens through someone else’s eyes.

    I see my mama’s eyes in a black and white photo of her when she was 6, maybe 7 years old — about 85 years ago now. She’s standing next to her mom somewhere out there on the Oklahoma prairie with the Great Depression swirling around them.

  • July 21, 2013: Our reader's write

    Sticking with Mitch

    It’s now official; just before our celebration of the July 4 we find out that the Kentucky Democratic Party’s second choice Alison Lundergan Grimes is now their first choice, because Tennessee resident Ashley Judd turned down the offer of the Kentucky Democratic Party.

  • 'Bee' someone who makes a difference in the community

    The name Walter T. Kelley is well-known in Grayson County and internationally known among beekeepers.

    Kelley’s name adorns a wing of the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center and now also adorns the new Leitchfield campus of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, which was dedicated last week.

    The hospital is the sole benefactor of the Walter T. Kelley Trust, which has continued to benefit from the ongoing success of his beekeeping supply business, which operates from a plant on U.S. 62 in Clarkson. That building also carries Kelley’s name.

  • Why raising the dropout age is a good step

    The Elizabethtown Independent Board of Education, along with more 100 school districts in Kentucky, sent a message in June to students and parents in Kentucky: Dropping out of school is no longer acceptable.

    Thanks to the Legislature, Gov. Steve Beasher and Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holiday, school boards across Kentucky were given the chance to increase the dropout age to 18. The changes will be enacted for the 2015-16 school year.

  • Providing facilities also provides hope

    ISSUE: Two buildings improving futures
    OUR VIEW: Exciting tools for training

    Dreams and development of opportunities were celebrated on consecutive days.

    One long-desired goal is complete. A community college annex now exists in Grayson County.

    Another goal began a fast-track construction schedule with a ceremonial ground breaking last week. Hardin County Schools started work on its Early College and Career Center in Elizabethtown.

  • E'town Sports Park enjoyed a busy first year

    TOPIC: Elizabethtown Sports Park
    OUR VIEW: Banner first year
    It may have seemed like a corny line in the baseball movie "Field of Dreams" when Ray Kinsella heard the voice in the Iowa corn field offer that "If you build it, he will come.''

  • Soup kitchen a blessing

    TOPIC: The Lord's Supper aoup kitchen
    OUR VIEW: Hamiltons' work comes from the heart

    “It will be a very sad thing to live this whole life out, get to your death, turn around and look back and say you have never done anything for anybody.’’ “Do Unto Others” Luke 6:31

    Terriance and Joyce Hamilton have a deep-rooted passion to help people in need. What a refreshing character trait that is.

  • Delabar is our All-Star

    TOPIC: Steve Delabar
    OUR VIEW: A long and winding career

    It must seem like a lifetime ago when Steve Delabar was helping lead the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 14-year-old All-Stars into the Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament in Vincennes, Ind.