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Today's Opinions

  • New program bringing students back to college

    ISSUE: Targeting former students for degree completion
    OUR VIEW: ECTC program could bring many benefits

    More students are earning degrees at Kentucky colleges, but it’s not enough.

  • ACC an ideal move for U of L

    TOPIC: Conference shuffle
    OUR VIEW: ACC a good fit for U of L
     

    As dozens of schools went from one athletic conference to another over the last few years, the University of Louisville sat back, watched and waited.

    And now, U of L is headed to the Atlantic Coast Conference — a huge upgrade in every sport from the crumbling Big East Conference.

  • Community's laws should reflect its belief in fairness

    I‘ve always thought of Elizabethtown as “fair” city — at least for my partner, Sue, and me. We’ve never been turned away from a restaurant or had a problem finding a place to live just because of who we are.

  • Tell me another story, Mr. Lincoln

    I wonder what Abe Lincoln would think about all the fuss with Steven Spielberg’s epic movie, “Lincoln.”

    I can hear a reporter asking the ghost of Mr. Lincoln, “Did you ever think your popularity would soar even beyond its already lofty heights? And how does this development affect your assessment of your own place in history?”

  • Bright spots

    ISSUE: Accomplishments throughout county
    OUR VIEW:
    Kudos all around

    One of Hardin County’s most cherished Christmas traditions is on. Christmas in the Park at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, open from 6 to 11 p.m. through Jan. 1, is a great opportunity for family time spent sharing holiday cheer.

    Driving through the park with the radio tuned to Christmas music, of course, the child in all of us is dazzled by more than million lights illuminating more than 100 displays.

  • State awaits ideas for tax reform

    ISSUE: Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform
    OUR VIEW: Time will tell if leadership is found

    If there’s a single issue on which lawmakers, business leaders and Kentucky taxpayers can agree, it’s the need for overhaul of the state’s tax code.

  • Dec. 2, 2012: Our readers write

    Pay attention, retirees

    The governor appointed a Kentucky tax reform panel earlier this year, which is considering a change that taxes retirees’ pensions.

    Lt. Gov. Abramson is chairman of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Tax Reform. On. Nov. 9 he said the panel could recommend tweaking the tax code that exempts taxes on pensions of $41,100 or less. Abramson said panel members are looking at decreasing the pension limit to just $15,000.

  • Thankfulness, contentment buried beneath lottery dreams

    Less than a week after counting our blessings across the table from loved ones during a Thanksgiving feast, the $550 million Powerball jackpot created days filled with daydreams. It provided an interesting contrast.

    Instead of focusing on what we have and hold, many conversations last week were punctuated with speculative spending plans for the multi-million promise that seemed just $2 away from reach.