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Today's Opinions

  • Officials bow out of political kick off

    ISSUE: Fancy Farm
    OUR VIEW: There's value in tradition

    Each year, thousands flock to Graves County in Western Kentucky for the annual Fancy Farm picnic, where political speeches have been a centerpiece for years.

    The event, often called the most important political event in Kentucky, long has been the state’s kick off to the fall campaign season as elected officials take the stage to rile up an already-energetic crowd.

    This year, not so much.

  • Standing up for free expression

    Regardless of any impact on sales, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told a Christian media outlet he “supported the biblical definition of the family unit” and started a controversy that has yet to end.

    The U.S. Constitution protects our individual right to freedom of speech and also protects us from any government enacting laws that prohibit that right.

  • Aug. 9, 2012: Our readers write

    Concerning the EPA

  • Aug. 8, 2012: Our readers write

    Be compelled to do more

    Kudos to Jody Ingalls for her clear and compelling letter defending Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s support of “the Biblical definition of a family” (Support Chick-fil-A, July 29). It has been encouraging and impressive to see what a powerful response his remarks have received.

  • Seize the opportunities

    THE ISSUE: Back to School
    OUR VIEW: New year is a fresh start

    A box of perfectly pointed crayons, a pristine backpack, a clean locker, a hair cut and a carefully planned outfit laid out the night before. All these things are icons of a new school year.

    They are fresh, untarnished and full of promise. So is the school year itself.

    Today, thousands of students head back to class as Hardin County Schools open the 2012-13 school year. Elizabethtown Independent Schools resumed Tuesday.

  • Awash in excellence

    TOPIC: Good news abound
    OUR VIEW: We have plenty to celebrate

    Here’s what $57,000 can get you in the world of academics: A new engineering program at Elizabethtown High School.

    EHS recently announced Project Lead the Way engineering program will start this year thanks to a local industry. Metalsa of Elizabethtown is partnering with the school and providing $57,000 for supplies and equipment for the class.

  • Aug. 7, 2012: Our readers write

    Core of Chick-fil-A protest

    It is not free speech that has ruffled our feathers. It’s that Chick-fil-A has donated millions of dollars to hateful organizations. Organizations such as the Family Research Council, who, in 2010, spent $25,000 lobbying Congress not to condemn Uganda’s “Kill the gays” bill. What is wrong with simply not wanting our money forwarded to such organizations? That is the reasoning behind the boycott.

  • Tips to reduce stress of finding a home loan

    With interest rates at historic lows and home prices not back to pre-recession values, Many people are looking at buying their first home, buying bigger homes or refinancing mortgages.