Today's Opinions

  • Making a difference here and on the beach

    ISSUE: Things to be proud of
    OUR VIEW: Praiseworthy accomplishments

    The Radcliff Small Business Alliance’s initial meeting exceeded expectations of its optimistic founders. More than 100 people representing locally owned companies gathered last week at Caroline’s Alpine Haus to learn more, join up and socialize.

  • Develop financial literacy

    April is Financial Literacy Month and with help from FINRA, BBB is sharing ways in which you can become financially literate. One of the first steps to financial happiness is getting out of debt.

    It’s easy to fall into debt. But just because you’re in debt, doesn’t mean you have to stay in debt. Whether you’re in serious trouble or just want to pay down some bills, take the steps in this financial action plan to get going.

  • April 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Unfinished business

    April 9 I spoke at the Hardin Fiscal Court meeting in opposition to moving county offices. We were allotted 4 minutes to speak; therefore, I had to omit some key points.

  • Life as learned through a game, a movie and a VW

    My baseball experience is spotty and without glory. Baseball doesn’t go well with poor eyesight and limited coordination. But you can learn to love it just the same.

    Many summer nights as a boy, I sat next to the wood-grain stereo listening to Cincinnati Reds’ games. The radio signal was stronger if you were near it. Sometimes, my father would drag my sleeping carcass from the floor to the bed when I dozed off during the seventh-inning stretch dreaming of Johnny Bench, Pete Rose or Lee May.

  • Youth need work skills

    ISSUE: Student work ethic certification
    OUR VIEW: HCS program fills a void


    One of the most common workforce complaints in businesses of all sizes is deficient work ethic.

    In recent years, millennials especially have caught a lot of grief, being accused of lacking job commitment and having weak work habits.

  • April 12, 2013: Lessons yet to be learned

    ISSUE: Ethics in government
    All have much to learn

    Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer recently was charged with 42 violations of Kentucky’s Code of Ethics. The charges were filed by the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. All together, if the commission determines the violations took place, it can fine Farmer as much as $210,000 and can reprimand him publicly.

  • Feds should act on hemp

    ISSUE: Industrial hemp
    Diversified commercial possibilities


    Following a difficult and bumpy road through the legislative process, Gov. Steve Beshear allowed Senate Bill 50 to become law without his signature. With his less-than-enthusiastic concession, commercial cultivation and the potential for a processing industry for industrial hemp stands a step closer to reality in Kentucky.

  • April 11, 2013: Our readers write

    Guns and knives