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Today's Opinions

  • Be aware of tornadoes

    ISSUE: Spring safety
    OUR VIEW: Remember tornado safety precaution

    Monday’s cold temperatures and wintery mix of rain and snow belied the fact the first day of spring has come and gone this year. However, those among us who yearn for sun-drenched summer afternoons must take heart. Balmy days are just around the bend.

  • Adding archery for students right on target

    TOPIC: Archery as a high school sport
    OUR VIEW: Adding sport is right on target

    It has been said more than once that variety is the spice of life.

    For area high school student-athletes, the addition this year of archery as a Kentucky High School Athletic Association sanctioned sport is a welcome offering for area schools, as well as schools around the state.

  • March 26, 2013: Our readers write

    Save a life, register as an organ donor

  • Laurels

    TOPIC: Bald heads, BBQ and bowling
    OUR VIEW: All worthy of our time

    You may have seen a lot more shaved heads than usual recently around Hardin County.

  • Judge-executive reviews decision about county government building

    Last month, Hardin Fiscal Court voted by an 8-1 margin to proceed with designing new county government facilities on county-owned property near the intersection of Rineyville Road and Ring Road. This is a decision contemplated, researched and developed over six years.

    As with any issue, there are strong opinions supporting and opposing this decision. Those viewpoints were expressed by countless individuals on numerous occasions over a six-year period.

  • Year goes down smoothly

    ISSUE: Year one of expanded alcohol sales

    OUR VIEW: More revenue, fewer problems than anticipated

    A full year’s experience with expanded alcohol sales in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove has come and gone. By all measures the results have been more, while at the same time less than some expected and others warned of.

  • March 24, 2013: Our readers write

    PAWS working solo

    I would like to thank everyone who has joined in fundraising for a new Hardin County animal shelter at 220 Peterson Drive. Donations large and small are helping the project become a reality.

    This is a project exclusively funded by PAWS Shelter Foundation with no financial assistance from the county.

  • Kentucky retailers want to erase taxation disadvantage

    Kentucky retailers aren’t looking for a handout from Washington. They just want a sale made from a smartphone in Henderson or a laptop in Pikeville to be treated the same way as a purchase made at a store in Danville or Frankfort.

    Before that can happen, Congress must pass the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013. The federal legislation would give states the authority to require that out-of-state merchants collect and remit state sales taxes.