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Today's Opinions

  • When is a hotel, not just a hotel?

    ISSUE: A new hotel development in Radcliff
    OUR VIEW: Project seen as economic fuel

  • Feb. 26, 2014: Our readers write

    A plea to alert the public

    I’m not writing this for you who understand what’s happening to this country but for those who don’t read or listen beyond what is put out by the media. You who don’t understand or care what experts have been saying, that none of what has been done in five years is working. WAKE UP!

  • Making a difference

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Raising money to build a modern animal shelter for Hardin County was an extraordinary gift.

    The volunteers who made up the PAWS Shelter Foundation poured hour upon hour into that effort and its benefits will be realized for generations to come.

    Now out of that organization, a group aimed at continued involvement on behalf of abandoned pets and stray animals has been born. Four members of the PAWS team have formed Friends of the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

  • Heavier trucks increase hazard on highways

    The Kentucky Senate passed a bill Feb. 4 that would allow heavier semi-trailer trucks hauling poultry, livestock and agricultural products to travel on all state and local roads, raising the maximum weight from 80,000 pounds to 88,000 pounds. The bill now heads to the Kentucky House, where supporters are making an all-out effort to pass the legislation.

  • Feb. 25, 2014: Our readers write

    Senate candidate makes impression

    In January, I attended our local Republican committee meeting that hosted Republican senatorial primary challenger Matt Bevin. I cannot overstate how impressed I was with Mr. Bevin’s presentation, willingness to answer all questions and the responses he gave and his willingness to stay after his allotted time and speak with people face to face. It is not easy attempting to overthrow a 30-year incumbent but I have high hopes that Matt will prevail.

  • Ready or not, say goodbye

    ISSUE: Deactivation of Duke Brigade accelerated
    OUR VIEW: 3/1’s departure is coming quickly

    There really isn’t any good time to receive or deal with bad news. Like the ostrich that buries its head in the sand, human nature too often creates a desire in us to put off the consequences for later. Perhaps the situation might change, we think. Maybe the problem will go away. It rarely does, though.

  • Abusing Kosair’s name

    The Better Business Bureau warns local residents to beware of scammers who are using Kosair Charities’ good name.

    A local resident received a call from someone claiming to be with the Firefighter’s Union, who said he was selling decals and seals for the Kosair Charities burn unit.

    There are several things wrong with this phone call:

  • What’s missing in health care is dose of competition

    When Super Bowl ads featuring hybrid dogs and half-naked celebrities hype the affordability of $49 X-rays and the convenience of 24/7 angioplasty clinics, we'll know we’re on the way to conquering spiraling health care costs.

    We live in a free-market nation. Competition forces companies to extol their advantages with frequency and volume.

    Five-dollar Footlong, anyone? Two-for-one pizza? Or a car that’s way better (cheaper, more reliable, better mileage) than that seemingly similar other make of car?