Today's Opinions

  • July 7, 2013: Our readers write

    A difficult choice

  • Fair arrives for 50th time

    ISSUE: Hardin County Fair
    OUR VIEW: It is a tradition

  • Despite others, I’m still in love with my computer

    Maybe it’s a part of the yearning for a slower, simpler world, a less digitized world when others — including the National Security Agency — didn’t have instant access to our privacy. Or perhaps it’s more a desire to touch and embrace an older vehicle for communicating.

    It could be both.

    I’m referring to the return of the typewriter.

    Even high school students are learning the joys and frustrations of tap tap tapping away on what many consider an anachronistic way of communicating.

  • CASA provides service outlet for willing seniors

    Good news for my cohorts by survival that enjoy the grand title of retiree.Here’s a bit of information to put a spark in your life.

    Amazingly, the CASA of the Heartland volunteer program came about in ways which allow retirees to tap into a source of usefulness, joy and fulfilling rewards. By the time retirement arrives, most folks have been parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts or reached the age of maturity. They have the experience needed so desperately by CASA children and the Family Court of Hardin County.

  • From these 3, who should be E'town's mayor?

    ISSUE: Input on Elizabethtown’s next mayor
    OUR VIEW: Edna Berger recommended

    For the second consecutive week, Elizabethtown City Council members went behind closed doors to discuss the vacancy created by Mayor Tim Walker’s death. Expect another discussion Monday.

    While dealing with grief and loss, the council members have been faced with a critical decision regarding appointment of a new mayor. The six members alone have the authority to select who will complete the remaining months of Walker’s term.

  • Leadership: Democracy’s essential ingredient

    By Lee H. Hamilton

  • July 2, 2013: Our readers write

    What are they doing in Washington?

    Our federal representatives are supposed to be aware of issues in our communities and advocate for us in Washington, D.C.

    So when it was announced last week that Fort Knox would be losing the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division – taking with it thousands of jobs – why were our elected representatives caught off guard? They “hope” other military units will come in the future, but hope is not a plan of action.

  • Founders’ Day honors Walker

    ISSUE: Tribute to Tim Walker
    OUR VIEW: Appropriate, important remembrance

    The founder of Founders’ Day will be honored when Elizabethtown conducts its city-sponsored celebration on the Fourth of July.

    Mayor Tim Walker was behind the idea of creating an event to celebrate America’s independence while recognizing the formal establishment of Elizabethtown’s city charter on July 4, 1797.