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Today's Opinions

  • June 5, 2012: Our readers write

    Where’s the outrage?

    In late January of this year, President Barack Obama released an Internet video, “African Americans for Obama,” in which he appealed to black voters to vote for him and referred them to the website, “African Americans for Obama.”

  • What I heard while tending the vegetable garden

    By now you’ve heard the news: We’re growing, at least physically. The average American male is 17 pounds heavier and the average female 19 pounds heavier than in the late 1970s. And the percentage of overweight children and adolescents in the U.S. has nearly tripled in that same period of time.

    One of the most overlooked and effective ways to fight our growing weight problem is to grow a vegetable garden.

  • June 3, 2012: Our readers write

    In my journey through life, I had to deal with the fruits and the consequences of my actions. My military career had  high and low points, but I made it to the finish. I couldn’t retire completely with my military pension and pursued a second career in law enforcement in October 1997. Over the years, I considered resigning many times.

  • 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.