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Today's Opinions

  • Sept. 18, 2012: Our readers write

    On invoking the Bible

  • A little slice of good news

    TOPIC: A little of this, a little of that
    OUR VIEW: Plenty of good things happening

    In less than a year, Elizabethtown’s prescription pill take-back program has been an overwhelming success with around 185,000 pills turned in through late August.

    The program was launched in March.

    Police Chief Tracy Schiller said all drugs collected were prescription or over-the-counter medications.

  • Wondering about death and living well

    Watching a TV show tonight, one character has a terminal illness and is speaking with a friend, who doesn’t yet know whether or not she herself is equally ill.

    She asks her friend, “What is it like?”

    The reply: “No one has ever asked me that before.”

  • Sept. 17, 2012: Our readers write

    This much I know

    I know: I want to go forward and not backward.

    I know:  Health care is a great thing and  birth control and mammogram coverage should be afforded to all women

    I know: The wealthy 1 percent should want to pay their fair share

    I know:  Women deserve to make decisions regarding their bodies

    I know: My vote will be going to re-elect President Barack Obama

    Angela Weathers
    Elizabethtown

     

    Let Obama finish the job

  • Sept. 16, 2012: Our readers write

    Separate journeys shared

    When I picked up Thursday’s edition of the paper, the story on Mary Jane Stillwell immediately caught my eye.

  • Collecting ideas along the parade route

    It’s a compulsion.

    When a light is on in an empty room, I feel compelled to step inside and flip the switch.

    It can be annoying to others. Folks here at work think so and sometimes actually say as much.

    I know it’s annoying because it was annoying when my father did it. When I reach for the switch, I sometimes hear the echo of his forcible voice asking once again, “When you pay the light bill, maybe you’ll learn to flip this switch?”

    So you see, it’s one of those family-imposed compulsions.

  • Restoring barracks preserves history

    ISSUE: Restoration of WWII-era barracks
    OUR VIEW:
    Preserving an important part of history

    It’s interesting how the pathways of our lives can circle back and sometimes crisscross places and events from our past. Such is the case right now for former Kentucky state representative and retired U.S. Army Col. Mike Weaver.

  • Who decides what is fair?

    “Fairness” is a term getting thrown around during the current campaign season more than a football at a Cards vs. Cats game. 

    President Obama has even made it the centerpiece of his reelection campaign, using rhetoric filled with talk of “fairness” but nothing about “freedom.”

    One of his standard lines pines for “an economy where everyone gets a fair shot” and “everyone does their fair share.”

    But the question I have is: Just what is it that makes a government edict fair or unfair?