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Today's Opinions

  • April 29, 2014: Our readers write

    Surprised by source of recent opinion

    When I read the letter from a writer “Defending fourth-class status,” I was surprised that a retired deputy chief on the Elizabethtown Police Department would defend Elizabethtown or any city for being deceptive in reporting their classification for financial gain.

  • Victory can be found by just sticking it out

    We had just finished supper when the phone rang. Only a few hours before, I had been playing football on the sandlot team that my brother Mark had formed after I had hounded him to do so.

    That team was my only hope of playing in 1965, since I was still too young for Washington Elementary School’s football team. Eric was even younger than I was.

    Mark was the perfect coach for our team. After all, he played football for the mighty Bulldogs of Altus High. He coached us up and even scheduled a game with another team that one of his football buddies had formed.

  • Better Business Bureau: Bogus Derby deals exist

    The Run for the Roses is right around the corner. And the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets.

    BBB is warning those of you who want to attend the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby to beware of scam artists trying to fool you into buying fake Derby tickets.

  • Finding the similarities and embracing differences

    It shouldn’t be surprising to see yourself in the actions of your kids and grandkids. But somehow it just is.

    Take Jacob, for example. He’s the oldest child of my oldest child but the second oldest in our group of four grands.

    During the Easter egg hunt at our house last Sunday, Jake didn’t feel the need to join in. He was doing his own thing.

    Very often, he’s perfectly content with his own company.

    Frankly, that sounds like a definition of his grandfather.

  • April 27, 2014: Our readers write

    Looking at pro-life record

    With no desire for disrespect toward a wife defending her husband (Letters, April 13), I’d like to respond concerning Jimmie Lee’s voting record as well as the state of pro-life legislation in the Kentucky House. 

    A search of votesmart.org reveals zero pro-life votes from Jimmie Lee (2006-2014). In fact, all pro-life bills of the past nine years have been blocked from coming to a vote in the House as they have been repeatedly killed in the Health and Welfare Committee.

  • Ring Road extension will lead to growth

    ISSUE: Approval of state highway projects
    OUR VIEW: Ring Road extension will stir growth

    A $4.45 million commitment in the road plan can be seen as a vote of confidence for Hardin County and an investment in continued development.

  • April 25, 2014: Our readers write

    Derby isn’t only important race

    I would like to remind everyone currently enjoying the Kentucky Derby Festival events that there will be another important set of races coming up in the primary on May 20. Many local officials will be vying for a slot in the November general election, but the key race centers on whether we Republicans again will choose an experienced candidate, Sen. Mitch McConnell, over a well-funded newcomer who does talk a good game.

  • Putting people, property at risk

    ISSUE: Wind-whipped wildfire burns 100 acres
    OUR VIEW: Dangerous, but preventable, event