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Today's Opinions

  • Lunch at school still a good deal

    ISSUE: School lunch prices
    OUR VIEW: Still the best value meal around

    Most students will pay more for a school lunch when classes resume in August as districts move to meet new federal pricing requirements.

    In Hardin County Schools, the price is up a dime to $2.20 for most lunches and it will cost $2.45 for some meals served at the high schools.

  • SpringHaven awaits funding for expansion

    TOPIC: SpringHaven expansion
    OUR VIEW: A safe haven from cycle of abuse

     SpringHaven Inc. is making plans for an expansion by adding bedrooms, bathrooms and an overall facility upgrade.

    The cost will be steep — about $500,000.

    The domestic violence shelter is expected to add eight more bedrooms, four new bathrooms and a more user-friendly dining hall as part of 4,600 square feet of new space.

  • June 6, 2012: Our readers write

    Rebutting talking points

  • Founders' Day short days away

    ISSUE: New July 4 event approaches
    OUR VIEW: Expect nothing but success

    Every year, the Fourth of July is celebrated with flags and fireworks, songs and celebrations, pride and patriotism.

    This year Elizabethtown plans an official, city-sponsored event to mark the nation’s independence and the community’s establishment.

  • June 5, 2012: Our readers write

    Where’s the outrage?

    In late January of this year, President Barack Obama released an Internet video, “African Americans for Obama,” in which he appealed to black voters to vote for him and referred them to the website, “African Americans for Obama.”

  • What I heard while tending the vegetable garden

    By now you’ve heard the news: We’re growing, at least physically. The average American male is 17 pounds heavier and the average female 19 pounds heavier than in the late 1970s. And the percentage of overweight children and adolescents in the U.S. has nearly tripled in that same period of time.

    One of the most overlooked and effective ways to fight our growing weight problem is to grow a vegetable garden.

  • June 3, 2012: Our readers write

    In my journey through life, I had to deal with the fruits and the consequences of my actions. My military career had  high and low points, but I made it to the finish. I couldn’t retire completely with my military pension and pursued a second career in law enforcement in October 1997. Over the years, I considered resigning many times.

  • Plan for efficiency and a future of growth

    ISSUE: New county government building
    OUR VIEW:
    Only one chance to get it right

    Included in its budget for next fiscal year, Hardin Fiscal Court approved a recommendation from Judge-Executive Harry Berry to invest $500,000 in plans for a new county government building.

    Much of the public conversation has been directed at the plight (or perhaps the word is flight) of Elizabethtown’s downtown. It seems the focus instead should be directed toward what that half-million should accomplish.