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Today's Opinions

  • Preston Bailey set a standard few can match

    TOPIC: Outgoing educators
    OUR VIEW: Preston Bailey helped make students better

    Not many educators in Hardin County can say they experienced 46 years of opening and closing days of school.

    Retiring Elizabethtown High School math teacher Preston Bailey can.

    He has spent his life educating children at EHS and pushing them to reach their potential in math.

  • Flag Day celebrates important symbol of freedom

    “Our flag says, ‘I am what you make me, nothing more.  I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself.” – Franklin K. Lang, secretary of the interior speaking at a Flag Day Ceremony in 1914.

    On June 14, we will mark a holiday that is sometimes overlooked: Flag Day. It was on that date in 1777 the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States of America.

  • Trolley takes Radcliff in direction of improvement

    ISSUE: Mayor’s transportation plan
    OUR VIEW: Could be a value and fun

    Mayor J.J. Duvall continues to guide Radcliff toward a more active and attractive community image.
    Here’s a few of the noteworthy changes:

  • June 8, 2012: Our readers write

    Propaganda machine

    In last Monday’s paper an AP article headlined “Is Obama a Socialist?” appeared. The article concluded he is not. By now, everyone should know what AP is short for, but some may still believe it is short for Associated Press. I would like to correct that misconception. For the past few years AP, by its actions, stands for All Propaganda. What the article should have concluded for an answer is absolutely not. He is, by definition, a fascist.

  • Highlights in play, life

    Of the 16 high school baseball teams that managed to push through district and regional tournament play and reach the coveted state tournament in Lexington this week, two are from our area.

  • Graduations remind us to focus on the future

    My family recently celebrated a milestone shared by families throughout Hardin County and across Kentucky — my son graduated from high school. We enjoyed a formal dinner and dance, the graduation ceremony and a blow-out of a party with family and friends.

    As I told those gathered to rejoice on Caleb’s behalf, our celebration was not merely backward-looking as we reflect on 12 years of education and investment. It also was forward-looking as we count the blessings of opportunity that await him in the months and years to come.

  • June 7, 2012: Our readers write

    Just say no

    We’ve come a long way from wanting to have a glass of wine with your dinner or a beer with your pizza. Alcohol is in practically every store and now you want bars and all of Hardin County wet.

    This is a really nice community and we got along fine before all of these changes. Do you really want the fights and killings bars bring? What about the lives alcohol destroys? And not just the lives of people who drink but also their families and the people they meet when they get behind the wheel of an automobile.

  • Lunch at school still a good deal

    ISSUE: School lunch prices
    OUR VIEW: Still the best value meal around

    Most students will pay more for a school lunch when classes resume in August as districts move to meet new federal pricing requirements.

    In Hardin County Schools, the price is up a dime to $2.20 for most lunches and it will cost $2.45 for some meals served at the high schools.