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Today's Opinions

  • Doctor challenges county's expenditures regarding HMH

    After World War II the U.S. Congress passed a bill known as “Hillburton,” which provided funds to be used to build rural hospitals. This ignited the idea of a hospital in Elizabethtown. The project was first taken by the Elizabethtown Rotary Club in 1949. This was brought to a vote, the idea was rejected.

    A couple of years later, a wiser Rotary Club asked the Lions Club for assistance. The Rotary and Lions Clubs again put the question to a vote. This time the issue passed, and Hardin Memorial Hospital became a reality.

  • April 19, 2013: Our readers write

    Questions of power

  • Health department selling home health branch

    ISSUE: Selling home health services

    OUR VIEW: A sensible decision

     

    Having weathered rising costs and sinking returns with no relief anticipated, Lincoln Trail District Health Department plans to sell its home health services division.

    Since last year, the department has tried to make up financial shortfalls through attrition. But that hasn’t made enough impact and the program is looking at a financial loss.

  • Academic success all around us

    TOPIC: Academic excellence
    OUR VIEW: Perfect ACT score, scholarship signs of strong academics

    When a pitcher throws a perfect game, it makes national news and is covered around the clock on ESPN.

    When a gymnast achieves a perfect 10 on an event in the Olympic Games, the athlete is hailed as a hero.

  • April 17, 2013: Our readers write

    Consider perspective

    I am writing to respond to a previous writer’s letter regarding the poverty simulation. I take offense at his suggestion that becoming a single mother is somehow the result of her poor decisions.

  • Faith provides the strength exhibited in '42'

    The evils of racism are expressed in the words we speak and the mores we establish. And both emerge from the illusion of superiority.

    Jackie Robinson, as a black American, was thrown into the fire when he entered major league baseball in 1947, breaking the sport’s color barrier. The movie, “42,” named after Robinson’s jersey number, depicts the dramatic events of that year.

  • April 16, 2013: Our readers write

    Magical math?

    After reading the news about passing the $12 million county government move during this difficult financial times all I can say is: Welcome to the “Harry Berry County Government Complex” brought to you by $12 million of magical mathematical funds from somewhere.

    After the Hardin County Attorney Office moves to the Fife Building, we can use their old building for another Peddlers Mall.

    Richard Leal

    Elizabethtown

    There’s a better way

  • Making a difference here and on the beach

    ISSUE: Things to be proud of
    OUR VIEW: Praiseworthy accomplishments

    The Radcliff Small Business Alliance’s initial meeting exceeded expectations of its optimistic founders. More than 100 people representing locally owned companies gathered last week at Caroline’s Alpine Haus to learn more, join up and socialize.