Today's Opinions

  • Paying off debt provides more options for Radcliff

    Over the past few weeks, several people have inquired about my decision to pay off the remaining debt owed on the Challenger Learning Center five years early.

    In 1998, the city of Radcliff committed itself to becoming one of several communities across the country which would be home to a Challenger Learning Center. The learning centers were designed to educate youth in our region on space exploration. City government would bond $3.8 million over 20 years to build the facility.

  • Old Time Fiddler’s Contest hits a high note

    TOPIC: Old Time Fiddler's Contest
    OUR VIEW: A sizzling debut

  • June 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Leave judgments to God

    I am so disappointed by the Boy Scouts making headlines to announce that they are now accepting gay youth.

    It never crossed my mind that they had ever turned one away for this reason. If they had done so it would have made much bigger headlines than their vote did. It also puzzled me that their vote left out Scout masters who are still banned. Why two standards?

  • Make plans before nature lashes out

    ISSUE: Planned community storm shelters
    Not the whole answer

  • June 13, 2013: Our readers write

    Financial trouble

    I understand our country is in trouble financially. What I don’t understand is the fact only a select few Department of Defense civilians will bear the impact of helping. 

  • A historic gem in our backyard ... and it’s free

    ISSUE: Rededication of Patton Museum
    OUR VIEW: Facility refocused and still free

  • June 11, 2013: Our readers write

    Congress needs to investigate the IRS

    On May 10, America learned that the IRS – perhaps the most frightening of all government agencies – has been singling out and targeting conservative groups, including tea party groups. The IRS has waged a three-year war against the tea party, harassing our groups and even auditing our individual members. This abuse of power is unacceptable and unconstitutional, and it must stop.

  • Listen to Dad's stories before he loses his hearing

    I still call my dad most every morning. While I’m driving to work, he’s slowly but surely making his way to breakfast in the retirement facility where my parents now live.

    I sometimes have difficulty communicating on the phone with Dad since his hearing is not what it used to be. (Dad just turned 89.) So, I was encouraged when Dad told me he was getting new hearing aids. I thought that would make our conversations easier.

    “I just got my new hearing aids,” he proudly announced one morning not long ago.