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Today's Opinions

  • Wondering about death and living well

    Watching a TV show tonight, one character has a terminal illness and is speaking with a friend, who doesn’t yet know whether or not she herself is equally ill.

    She asks her friend, “What is it like?”

    The reply: “No one has ever asked me that before.”

  • Sept. 17, 2012: Our readers write

    This much I know

    I know: I want to go forward and not backward.

    I know:  Health care is a great thing and  birth control and mammogram coverage should be afforded to all women

    I know: The wealthy 1 percent should want to pay their fair share

    I know:  Women deserve to make decisions regarding their bodies

    I know: My vote will be going to re-elect President Barack Obama

    Angela Weathers
    Elizabethtown

     

    Let Obama finish the job

  • Sept. 16, 2012: Our readers write

    Separate journeys shared

    When I picked up Thursday’s edition of the paper, the story on Mary Jane Stillwell immediately caught my eye.

  • Collecting ideas along the parade route

    It’s a compulsion.

    When a light is on in an empty room, I feel compelled to step inside and flip the switch.

    It can be annoying to others. Folks here at work think so and sometimes actually say as much.

    I know it’s annoying because it was annoying when my father did it. When I reach for the switch, I sometimes hear the echo of his forcible voice asking once again, “When you pay the light bill, maybe you’ll learn to flip this switch?”

    So you see, it’s one of those family-imposed compulsions.

  • Restoring barracks preserves history

    ISSUE: Restoration of WWII-era barracks
    OUR VIEW:
    Preserving an important part of history

    It’s interesting how the pathways of our lives can circle back and sometimes crisscross places and events from our past. Such is the case right now for former Kentucky state representative and retired U.S. Army Col. Mike Weaver.

  • Who decides what is fair?

    “Fairness” is a term getting thrown around during the current campaign season more than a football at a Cards vs. Cats game. 

    President Obama has even made it the centerpiece of his reelection campaign, using rhetoric filled with talk of “fairness” but nothing about “freedom.”

    One of his standard lines pines for “an economy where everyone gets a fair shot” and “everyone does their fair share.”

    But the question I have is: Just what is it that makes a government edict fair or unfair?

  • Sept. 14, 2012: Our readers write

    ‘Annie’ deserves an audience

    Even after leaving “Annie Get Your Gun” at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School,  the Irving Berlin music — and there was lots of it — still swirls around in your head. It’s hard not to hum “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun,” and “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly,” because we all know these songs so well.

  • National honor for local school

    ISSUE: St. James School's blue ribbon
    OUR VIEW: Adding to growing excitement

    St. James School is generating a lot of excitement these days.

    Anticipation is growing as finishing touches are being applied to the new school building on Robinbrooke Boulevard. The students will enjoy a two-week fall break next month while the logistics of moving equipment, setting up classrooms and relocating generations of memories are accomplished.