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Today's Opinions

  • Giving locally benefits entire community

    Like many families in Hardin County, I’ve had some good conversations and late-night ponderings about our local economy, jobs and the quality of life in our community. Most people think about the big for-profit employers and the small business owners but I would bet few think about the economic importance and benefits of the many nonprofits in town.

  • Going red for women

    ISSUE: National Wear Red Day
    OUR VIEW: Take action through attire

    Still in your bathrobe? Go put on something red.

    Already dressed in another color? Go back to your closet and change.

    Red. It’s a great color. It conjures excitement and an image of grace. It’s a power color that’s been known to boost self-confidence. It pops, drawing eyes. It signifies love and warmth.

  • Legends never die: A tribute to Stan the Man

    “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart, kid and you'll never go wrong.” — From the film, “The Sandlot” (1993)

     

    A great American legend, and one of my heroes, was buried last week. But “Stan the Man” Musial was more than a hero; he was and remains a legend. And legends live on, influencing those who come behind them, inspiring new acts of courage and goodness.

    Though dead, Stan Musial lives on.

  • Jan. 31, 2013: Our readers write

    End the uncertainty

    Congress needs to know that they are risking our national security by failing to address the fiscal needs of our defense forces.  Recently, the U.S. Army’s Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, spoke at the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) January Institute of Land Warfare breakfast. His message was quite clear – our national security is at risk because of the fiscal uncertainty we face today. 

  • Making the field more level

    ISSUE: Women in combat
    OUR VIEW: Keeping up with reality

    The Pentagon last week recognized that American society has changed and it is time for the military to follow suit by opening combat jobs for women.

    “They’re fighting and they’re dying together,” Leon Panetta said during a Jan. 24 news conference in which he announced women no longer would be barred from most military combat jobs. “The time has come for our policies to recognize that reality.”

  • Coach created John Hardin football as a powerhouse

    TOPIC: Mark Brown's retirement
    OUR VIEW: He has left a firm foundation

    It started on a Friday night on a football field in Bowling Green. That’s when the Mark Brown Era at John Hardin High School began.

    It was Aug. 24, 2001. It was not a pretty night.

  • Jan. 30, 2013: Our readers write

    Ready for new technology

    Jim Waters nailed it in his Jan. 18 column. We need to do everything we can to bring more jobs and the newest technology to Kentucky. AARP doesn’t speak for me or my family: I am not afraid of technology or innovation.

    I don’t need an out-of-touch seniors group standing between me and progress.

  • Starting a new era dealing with real issue

    ISSUE: Habitat's new local director
    OUR VIEW: Has eye on the problem

    The local Habitat for Humanity chapter enters a new era.

    For the first time in its history, the local organization is financially healthy and active enough to justify and pay for a full-time executive director.

    Scott Turner enters the job with a clear appreciation for its importance.