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Today's Opinions

  • Plan for efficiency and a future of growth

    ISSUE: New county government building
    OUR VIEW:
    Only one chance to get it right

    Included in its budget for next fiscal year, Hardin Fiscal Court approved a recommendation from Judge-Executive Harry Berry to invest $500,000 in plans for a new county government building.

    Much of the public conversation has been directed at the plight (or perhaps the word is flight) of Elizabethtown’s downtown. It seems the focus instead should be directed toward what that half-million should accomplish.

  • June 1, 2012: Our readers write

    No such thing as a free lunch

    The headline in the Wednesday edition, "Breakfast to be free in HCS schools," is part of the deficit spending problem in the U.S. and is typical of the "socialist" mindset.

    The article states that funding is through the “Provision Two program of the National School Lunch Act” for up to four years.

  • Somebody’s gotta pay for the EPA, might as well be you

    If Washington’s environmental zealots have their way, individual Kentuckians will find out via soaring electric bills and unemployment rates: What happens in D.C. absolutely does not stay in D.C.

  • The kids are all right

    TOPIC: Learning experiences for youngsters
    OUR VIEW: They arrive in various ways

    The kindness of children often can leave you speechless, but we will try on this one anyway.

    A group of young softball players in the South Hardin Sports Little League are rallying around one of their own as Laekin Risinger undergoes treatment for leukemia.

    Team members and parents of the Thunder have found various ways to help raise money for the family and to show support for their teammate.

  • Minimum-security area of jail fortified

    ISSUE: Detention Center fortifies perimeter
    OUR VIEW: Beefing-up barriers to escape was needed 

     Following the jail breaks of four inmates on two separate occasions in the past six months, additional measures have been implemented to beef up security at the Hardin County Detention Center.

  • May 30, 2012: Our readers write

     Radcliff shows its spirit

  • May 30, 2012: Our readers write

     Radcliff shows its spirit

  • Schools prepare for financially bleak year ... again

    ISSUE: School funding gets tighter
    OUR VIEW: Educational and economic issue needs new solutions

    Hardin County and Elizabethtown Independent school districts recently adopted draft budgets, showing drops in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky money, the main source of revenue for Kentucky’s school districts. These SEEK funds will drop this year from $3,903 to $3,833 per student.