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Today's Opinions

  • Jan. 25, 2015: Our readers write

    LIFT initiative is another tax burden

    The Kentucky legislature currently is considering a new tax scheme called LIFT. This is a local-option sales tax initiative that would allow the Chamber of Commerce, special interests and government entities to institute up to a 1 percent additional sales tax in a local area.

  • Looking back on hiring process

    ISSUE: Selection of economic director position

    OUR VIEW: Candidate also was acting as consultant

    As expected, Mayor Mike Weaver hit the ground running after being sworn in as Radcliff’s new top elected official.

  • Jan. 23, 2015: Our readers write

    Unions provide valuable service

    The word “union” has lately become somewhat of a dirty word in the Republican Party of which I belong. Not only that, but our local government officials have jumped on the bandwagon.

  • Who will pay for free college?

    ISSUE: President's community college proposal
    OUR VIEW: Careful thought must be given

    “I have no more campaigns to run, I know because I won both of them” was without doubt the most memorable statement in the State of the Union address presented by President Barack Obama on Tuesday night.

  • Primed for progress

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s downtown revitalization
    OUR VIEW: Many deserve thanks for momentum

    Elizabethtown is primed for downtown revitalization. And well it should be, if we believe the results of yet another positive feasibility study.

  • ‘Sincere ignorance’

    By MARCUS DIXON

    “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

    I think Martin Luther King explained the whole civil rights movement right there.

  • Taking a stand

    ISSUE: Vote on right-to-work ordinance
    OUR VIEW: Courage to stand on principles

    Taking a stand in the face of opposition can be difficult. It requires personal fortitude, strength of conviction and even a degree of bravery.

  • Jan. 21, 2015: Our readers write

    HCS board focuses on duties