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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Area students shine in many walks of life

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    CAPITALIZING ON OPPORTUNITY. Micheal Thomas has taken a long and winding road from the baseball fields on University Drive of the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission.

    From a kid who would umpire games to Elizabethtown High School where he was a multi-sport standout, Thomas is now a senior on the nationally ranked University of Kentucky baseball team.

  • April 6, 2014: Our readers write

    Sports broadcast dabbles in politics
    For the first time in several years, I decided to watch the NCAA basketball tournament on TV: Primarily, the Kentucky-Louisville game.
    I had not watched the tournament recently because I had become a little disenchanted after watching a Duke-Marquette game several years ago in which the officials practically gave the game to Duke by calling foul after foul against key Marquette players in the first half. It was an absurd game and it was evident that the NCAA had ordained that Duke was to be the winner.

  • Email promotion is not always what it appears

    Scammers always are looking for new opportunities to scam people out of their personal information. In one of the latest scams, fake emails are going out, targeting Netflix subscribers.

  • Property owners impacted by policy

    ISSUE: Knox Hills broadens customer base
    OUR VIEW: Post housing availability triggers ripple

  • Dreams can fuel community development, growth

    Being around people with ideas and passion can be invigorating. Election campaigns bring those people together.
    Thanks to an invitation from the local NAACP chapter, I spent a rainy Thursday night inside Colvin Community Center listening as three candidates for Hardin County magistrate in District 1 and 10 of the 19 Radcliff City Council candidates discussed the unseen future.

  • Legislature passes a budget and more

    ISSUE: 2014 General Assembly session
    OUR VIEW: Much accomplished, more to do

    As the biennial budget session of the General Assembly draws to its conclusion, here are some of the notable items that mark legislators’ work.

    They passed a budget and did so during the regular session. For a while, that was a rarity.

  • April 4, 2014: Our readers write

    Protect reliable telephone service
    AARP is fighting to preserve reliable phone service for the elderly and other citizens who rely on landline service for emergency purposes and to stay connected to their family, friends and communities. Telephone service is a basic necessity, particularly for older adults, who are more likely than any other age group to rely on landline service to maintain social contact and preserve health and safety.