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Today's Opinions

  • Rational input and reasonable reaction

    ISSUE: Connecticut school shootings
    OUR VIEW: A call for calm conversation

    With a horrified nation, our hearts are broken and tears have been shed for the 20 children and six teachers and administrators slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    In the days since the sickening Dec. 14 shootings, the outcry continues for a national conversation on what must be done to curb such mass killings.

  • Building project takes first step

    ISSUE: County government's space needs
    OUR VIEW: Study is wise first step

    Hardin Fiscal Court’s first step toward developing a new county government center began where it should: At the beginning.

    Before venturing out in search of appropriate property or drawing up blueprints or artistic renderings, you first must decide what’s needed. In a massive undertaking of this nature, that’s not simple.

  • Dec. 20, 2012: Our readers write

    Law-abiding public must speak up

    My heart goes out to all the people who lost loved ones in Connecticut. This is an awful thing to happen.

    A few years ago I wrote about gun-free zones. Unfortunately, the prediction I made has come true. A lot of people are and have blamed the gun, but it was not the gun’s fault. A gun does not get up off the table and go and shoot people.

  • Doomsday checklist

    ISSUE: Prepping for the end
    OUR VIEW: Only reasonable response is humor

    It’s our last day on Earth, at least Earth as we know it. On Friday — the conclusion of the 5,125-year Mayan “long count” calendar — global catastrophe is expected to strike.

  • It's time to talk seriously about violence

    I used to work with someone who would on rare occasions step into my office and ask, “Can we talk?” I immediately knew something was seriously amiss and therefore needed to be addressed in order to avoid potentially disastrous consequences.

  • Spirit of season is familiar in her Muslim home

    White snow fell gently and quietly on the ground. Lights strewn around the front porch looked like miniscule bright stars which had fallen from the sky. A fully decorated tree stood proudly in the window as wrapped presents lay lazily underneath.

    A scene such as this was more than common in most homes back in the 1970s. But this was no ordinary home: This was a Muslim home, my home. 

  • New WKU coach trying to change

    ISSUE: WKU hires Bobby Petrino
    OUR VIEW: It honestly might work

    Bobby Petrino has been named the new head football coach at Western Kentucky University after Willie Taggert agreed to take the same position at the University of South Florida.

  • Take time to consider your life's impact upon others

    With the birth of Jesus Christ, we are reminded of the potential of every human being and then in a few short months we see the sacrifice of his life for the forgiveness of our sins. I believe the Lord intended this short time frame between these monumental events as a reminder of just how short life on earth is for us.