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Today's Opinions

  • July 11, 2012: Our readers write

    Wisdom today influences tomorrow

  • July 10, 2012: Our readers write

    Wisdom today influences tomorrow

    A tatoo, piercing, choice of clothes or the color of dye in our hair may make the difference in our career potential. If either are the genuine expression of something you believe in, fine. Potential employers either may or may not like it for whatever reason. It’s up to us to decide whether certain expressions of our individuality are worth the possibility of job application rejection and be adult enough to deal with whatever comes. “Occupiers” need to understand that.

  • July 10, 2012: Our readers write

    The price paid for freedom

    I have noted with much interest that other than the construction process of the veterans memorial on Ring Road East, there was no or little mention of Independence Day, July 4, the day we celebrate the 236th anniversary of the founding of this free nation.

    The privilege of freedom and security is never free, and patriotism is not a sin.

  • Fifth-graders earn praise for policy

    TOPIC: Students change policy
    OUR VIEW: Youth rewarded for effort, creativity

    Ever wonder what the changes our youth can have on society? Take a look then at last year’s fifth-grade students at Meadow View Elementary School in Radcliff.

    The students recently earned the school’s second straight Project Citizen state championship and took it upon themselves to change school district policy in the process.

  • Considering marriage, religion matters

    It’s wedding season. May through August are the most popular months for marriage ceremonies.

    While planning a wedding, depending on the elaborateness of the ceremony and number of guests attending, can involve months of preparation, thriving in a marriage is a lifelong project, filled with challenges. Somebody said in marriage there are three rings:  engagement ring, wedding ring and suffering.

  • Senior Life: Retirement: The golden years?

    Sometimes I like to dream about my retirement. Even though I am several years away, I like to think about it from time to time. Of course, with any luck, I will be able to work for many years to come, but I do allow myself to think to think about the luxury of time. I dream about the places I will visit and the things I will do once I retire.

    For anyone approaching retirement, the excitement could be a hard thing to contain. The reality of retirement may quickly overtake dreams and plans.

  • Oh, the irony of it all

    ISSUE: Supreme Court ruling on ‘Obamacare’
    OUR VIEW:
    Decision had something for everyone

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was, in a word, ironic. Moreover, it provides the Obama administration, his Oval Office challenger Mitt Romney, and congressional politicians on both sides of the aisle what they wanted — at least for now.

    First, the irony of the court’s ruling.

  • Good deeds

     Cooling off in a warm-hearted way. Last week, several local officials took to the Colvin Community Center Pool in Radcliff to raise money for the Radcliff Elementary Memorial Playground, being built in honor of Isaiah Alonso, a 6-year-old student who died of cancer two years ago.

    The event was a festive one, as music played and grown men and women dove fully clothed — some in suits, one in fire department gear — into the pool.