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Today's Opinions

  • Why trust is the coin of the realm

    There is deep distaste for the extreme polarization and politicization that our government institutions have displayed.

    Back in June, Gallup released a survey that got a fair bit of attention for its headline finding: only 10 percent of Americans trust Congress as an institution. Think about it. If you walk into a cafe this morning and there are nine other people in there reading the paper or staring into their laptops, only one of you in the room has faith that the body charged with making our nation’s laws can do its job right.

  • July 11, 2013: Our readers write

    Respectful policy for veterans

    Recently, I was asked my opinion on what I thought about the passing of Senate Bill 150.

    If you are not familiar, it’s a bill in which a veteran who can show that he or she, in the course of their military service, has taken sufficient firearms training course is eligible to apply for a concealed deadly weapons license without taking a course through a state-certified instructor. Background checks still will be done just like any citizen and all concealed carry deadly weapon laws still would apply.

  • Support our local All-Star

    ISSUE: Voting for Steve Delabar
    OUR VIEW: Today is the final day

    Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game goes back 80 years. It is the granddaddy of all such professional exhibitions pitting the best of the best each summer in what has rightly been called the Midsummer Classic.

  • Two years is time for a turnabout

    ISSUE: Dropout age increases to 18
    OUR VIEW: Interventions most important

    Area school officials were quick to show support for increasing the dropout age from 16 to 18 as Elizabethtown Independent, Hardin County and LaRue County boards of education held votes adopting the policy as soon as was possible.

  • July 10, 2013: Our readers write

    Upholding oaths

    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

  • Three points of praise

    TOPIC: Giving back in many ways
    OUR VIEW: Applause due Deaderick, Sports Park, Kimbles

    It’s good to see Brandon Deaderick doing what all professional athletes should be doing: Giving back to communities.

  • July 9, 2013: Our readers write

    Watch where you drive

    Molly was our 2-year-old Australian Shepherd. We got her from a little girl giving puppies away in front of Wal-Mart. Despite being a mixed breed, Molly was 100 percent pure dog that never met a stranger. She wagged her tail so much we often called her “Wiggly Butt” instead of Molly.

  • July 8, 2013: Our readers write

    Supports churches’ decision