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Today's Opinions

  • Locked in conflict

    ISSUE: Detention Center budget

    OUR VIEW: Destined for disagreement

    The situation was destined for trouble from the start.

    It doesn’t matter who the personalities are, it’s the jobs that were bound to conflict with one another sooner or later: judge-executive and jailer, both elected positions.

    County governments run jails and must pay for their operation. But as an elected official, the jailer has some degree of autonomy.

  • April 11, 2014: Our reader's write

    Ask questions about school construction

    I appreciate the recent comments by Bill Beckerdite and Kenneth Randall addressing previous letters I have written pertaining to the Hardin County Schools Board. Finally, more people are starting to pay attention to the seeming addiction to spending taxpayer money.

  • Dealing with DUIs

    ISSUE: Recent DUI arrests of public officials
    OUR VIEW: Reaction should be tempered

    What conduct should be expected of a public servant, particularly in their downtime? Are community leaders ever “off duty” in that sense?

    Community expectation may vary but questions have arisen following recent arrests of the school superintendent and a deputy county coroner in LaRue County. In the same week, each was arrested and charged with driving under the influence by the Hodgenville Police Department.

  • Madness of March salvaged UK's season

    TOPIC: UK's basketball season
    OUR VIEW: Season salvaged by late burst

  • April 10, 2014: Our readers write

    Opposes adding penny to sales tax
    Lots of folks are patting themselves on the back and are very excited about raising a half-million dollars for a basketball hall of fame. There was a fundraiser the other week for children’s cancer research. It raised about $33,000. Kind of tells where our priorities lie.

  • April 9, 2014: Our readers write

    Let’s strive to be self aware

    When did people forget how to be neighborly? At what point did a passing hello make people feel they have done their civic and social duty?

    Being a good neighbor, like being a patron at a restaurant, a moviegoer or simply an individual in public requires one fundamental base — having self awareness.

  • As time goes by, issue will fade

    ISSUE: Free theater tickets for city leaders
    OUR VIEW: Avoid appearance of conflict and move on

    This weekend, the Historic State Theater will present “Casablanca,” the famous romantic drama set against the tensions of World War II.

    The song “As Time Goes By” serves as a haunting theme for that film and also could provide an appropriate melodic backdrop for a would-be controversy concerning the local theater.

  • April 8, 2014: Our readers write

    Still time to fight for new law
    Do we live in a democracy? The dictionary defines a democracy as a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
    The passage of HB 31 by the House was an indication of democracy at work – a case of private property rights versus corporate interests. This bill prohibits the use of eminent domain by developers of hazardous natural gas liquids pipelines.