Today's Opinions

  • E'town Sports Park enjoyed a busy first year

    TOPIC: Elizabethtown Sports Park
    OUR VIEW: Banner first year
    It may have seemed like a corny line in the baseball movie "Field of Dreams" when Ray Kinsella heard the voice in the Iowa corn field offer that "If you build it, he will come.''

  • Soup kitchen a blessing

    TOPIC: The Lord's Supper aoup kitchen
    OUR VIEW: Hamiltons' work comes from the heart

    “It will be a very sad thing to live this whole life out, get to your death, turn around and look back and say you have never done anything for anybody.’’ “Do Unto Others” Luke 6:31

    Terriance and Joyce Hamilton have a deep-rooted passion to help people in need. What a refreshing character trait that is.

  • Delabar is our All-Star

    TOPIC: Steve Delabar
    OUR VIEW: A long and winding career

    It must seem like a lifetime ago when Steve Delabar was helping lead the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 14-year-old All-Stars into the Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament in Vincennes, Ind.

  • July 18, 2013: Our readers write

    Bad legislation  

    The Obama administration did it again. Mark Mazur, deputy assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy, published a blog post canceling some insurance reporting rules and tax enforcement of Obamacare until 2015 as Washington began to evacuate for the Independence Day holiday. 

  • Vine Grove makes wise compromise at market

    ISSUE: Business license requirements at farmers markets
    Change should serve to increase vendors and patrons

    Vine Grove City Council made a good decision when it voted to change requirements placed on vendors selling produce and other goods at the Vine Grove Farmers Market.

  • July 17, 2013: Our readers write

    A festival well done

    This past White Mills Days saw a lot of reasons for our community to celebrate the spirit of a community even as the weather threatened to wash away our festival. It was a comman site to see men and women bringing in hundreds of pies and cakes carefully protecting them from the elements.

  • When you can’t care enough to even care

    You often can see it in their eyes, if you take the time to look: That far-away gaze tells you they are somewhere else — maybe in the future or the past but not the present.

    Or sometimes their eyes dart this way and that, like those of a trapped animal searching for an escape route.

    And if you have occasion to be with them for very long, you’ll notice a restlessness — an inability to move forward with any kind of fruitfulness — even though they might exhibit workaholic tendencies or conversely, extreme lethargy.

  • July 16, 2013: Our readers write

    Celebrities at the sports park?
    That is what you would have thought with all the cameras clicking. The Floresville Big Dawgs from Texas made us older folks feel like celebrities.

    We had driven 1.3 miles to support the team, once in pool play and on tournament day. My husband, John Walker, grew up only 26 miles from Floresville, having played football for Pleasanton High School against Floresville back in the dark ages (1951-1953).