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Today's Opinions

  • May 10, 2012: Our readers write

    More foster families needed

  • Lincoln's vision gave rise to USDA

    By John W. McCauley, Farm Service Agency

    In the midst of a great Civil War 150 years ago, it was a Kentuckian, President Abraham Lincoln, born in a log cabin at Sinking Springs Farm in present day LaRue County, who signed legislation to establish a Department of Agriculture in order to “acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture … and to procure, propagate and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants."

  • Something's got to give

    ISSUE: Proposed water and sewer rate increases
    OUR VIEW:
    Hit can't be avoided

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker summed it up succinctly: “We’ve kicked the can down the road until we’ve kicked it against the wall.”

    He was talking about Elizabethtown’s publicly owned water and sewer utilities.

    New wastewater projects are needed and the cash on hand slowly has evaporated over the last several years.

  • Move to have military counted where they live

    ISSUE: How the Census counts military members
    OUR VIEW: Give U.S. communities credit for deployed troops

    The Census should not short change communities, especially not military communities, say U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Reps. Ed Whitfield and Brett Guthrie.

    The three late last month introduced the Services Members and Communities Act of 2012, a move to change the way deployed service members are counted in the national census taken once every 10 years.

  • All local letter carriers commit to Saturday's food drive

    By PETE COUNTRYMAN

    On Saturday, all post offices in Hardin County will team up with the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger food drive to provide food for those in our area dealing with hunger everyday.

  • All local letter carriers commit to Saturday's food drive

    By PETE COUNTRYMAN

    On Saturday, all post offices in Hardin County will team up with the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger food drive to provide food for those in our area dealing with hunger everyday.

  • May 8, 2012: Our readers write

    Show teachers appreciation

    Life is funny, isn’t it? While we’re in school learning everything from the ABCs and 123s to equations and the periodic table, we rarely have a true appreciation for the teachers who are working hard to help us succeed. We say that we can’t wait to get out of school and we think life will be easier.

  • Vine Grove dismissal should be clarified

    TOPIC: Chief out, chief in
    OUR VIEW: Mayor owes residents an explanation

    The recent exit of Steve Manning as police chief in Vine Grove has left unanswered questions.

    Tops among them: Why was he removed from office?

    Mayor Blake Proffitt has taken a public stance on Manning’s firing, saying, “We don’t comment on any employment-related issue.’’