Today's Opinions

  • Realigning money to realign roads

    ISSUE: Relocation of Cardinal Drive
    OUR VIEW: A sensible and thrifty plan

    As work continues on Patriot Parkway, a new connector road between Elizabethtown and Radcliff, state Transportation Cabinet officials find the project coming in under budget and plan to apply that surplus toward another important adjacent road need.

  • Oct. 4, 2013: Our readers write

    Laws can be changed

    Amid the current government brinksmanship over Obamacare, a rallying cry typical of many supporters has been, “It’s the law of the land.” For instance Al Gore struck the theme last week in a highly inflammatory speech at the Brookings Institution that went something like as follows:

  • Oct. 3, 2013: Our reader's write

    Paul’s latest goof

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants federal employees to be treated just like other citizens when it comes to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In fact, he is planning on pushing for a constitutional amendment that would outlaw any exemption from the ACA for federal employees. 

  • Taxpayers deserve results

    ISSUE: E’town sends councilmen to Japan
    Money is better spent at home

    The city of Elizabethtown has allocated about $7,500 in travel expenses for three city councilmen to visit sister city Koori Machi, Japan.

    While this far-away city of 15,000 has been a friend to Elizabethtown for more than 20 years, it is unclear what return on investment Elizabethtown taxpayers might expect.

  • Oct. 2, 2013: Our readers write

    This past month has brought us two mass shootings which at first consideration would seem to have little to do with one another. The twelve people murdered at the Washington, D.C., Naval Yard were the victims of Aaron Alexis, a Navy veteran who was said to be mentally ill.

  • Figuring out what GDP numbers say

    ISSUE: Gains in national GDP ranking
    OUR VIEW: Assessment would benefit from benchmark

    Recent economic statistics consistently have shown Hardin and surrounding counties are on the grow. In one of the latest reports, the three-county Metropolitan Statistical Area has shown continued improvement in rankings based on gross domestic product.

  • Oct. 1, 2013: Our readers write

    Something to think about

    Food for thought: We can afford to send three council members to Japan, but can’t fix the city pool? I have a problem with that.

    Dawn Powell



    Case not proven

    Evolution is widely accepted and almost universally taught as science, but it is not.

    It is true a certain butterfly or bird or other organism that wanders into a new environment will undergo gradual changes, and then we (homo sapiens) give it a new species name.

  • Good efforts deserve a round of applause

    ISSUE: Kudos here and there

    OUR VIEW: Positives around the county

    Four students at T.K. Stone Middle School deserve extra credit for going above and beyond for an opportunity in their environmental issues class.

    Hannah Butler, Riley Eriksen, Rachel Goff and Rhianna Clemons worked on an awareness project about the risks of idle engines, leading the cause to improve air quality.