Today's Opinions

  • Walk a mile

    ISSUE: Learning from life experiences
    OUR VIEW: Local activities have great value

    Never discount the value of learning through research and study. Education opens our eyes to the world around us.

    But there’s also much to be said for the unique insight gained through life experiences. True empathy and understanding comes from walking in another person’s shoes.

  • Acts of kindness come in all shapes and sizes

    ISSUE: Community service champs
    Thankfully, they’re everywhere

    The selfless work of John Hardin High School FFA members over the past year lifted up chapter advisor and agriculture teacher Jeremy Hall. The Kentucky Association of Career and Technical Educators named Hall Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Community Service.

  • Better Business Bureau: Latest scam alerts released
    • Medical alert system scam: Local seniors are annoyed over automated calls from “John” saying someone has paid for a Free Medical Alert System for them. The calls are making the rounds locally. “John” just needs your personal information to ship the system. Don’t give your personal information to someone you do not know.
  • Discarding a symbol of personal growth

    Cleaning the shed was long overdue.

    It’s quite obvious I do not suffer from an excessive compulsive nature. Organization for me is a stack on the desk, a cluttered box of mementos hidden in the closet or a pile of forgotten items on a shelf.

    I blame it on creativity. While you are organizing your papers and arranging your video collection alphabetically by title in a subset divided by genre, I am stuck in the other side of my brain.

    (One blessing of creativity is the ability to rationalize my shortcomings.)

  • Fiscally fine

    Topic: County budget success

    Our View:Fiscal management shines through

    It is quite a winning streak Judge-Executive Harry Berry and Hardin County government employees are on when it comes to succeeding in the game of fiscal responsibility.

    The county ended the recently completed fiscal year with $438,094 more in revenue than expenses.

    So for the ninth straight year, county government managed not to need to dip into its cash reserves to make the numbers work and meet the needs of its residents.

  • Congress to the rescue

    ISSUE: Student loan rates

    OUR VIEW: Done deal

  • Aug. 1, 2013: Our readers write

    Nothing but race

    Some writers would have you believe if George Zimmerman were black this would never have been news. That is true, but what they do not tell you is if Zimmerman were black, he would have been taken to the police station immediately following the incident and charged with a crime. Then left to fight to prove he was trying to stand his ground when the incident occurred. There most certainly would not have been the support of gun manufactures helping with his defense.

  • Don’t get munched by miniature monsters

    ISSUE: Bed bugs in local lodgings
    Confirmed complaints are cause for caution

    Their scientific name, Cimex lectularius, may not trigger much of a reaction among most. But the mere mention of the tiny parasite’s common name, bed bugs, certainly can make your skin crawl. And if you happen to be unfortunate enough to cross paths with these little blood-suckers, a potential infestation of your home is certainly cause for concern.