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Today's Opinions

  • Minimum-security area of jail fortified

    ISSUE: Detention Center fortifies perimeter
    OUR VIEW: Beefing-up barriers to escape was needed 

     Following the jail breaks of four inmates on two separate occasions in the past six months, additional measures have been implemented to beef up security at the Hardin County Detention Center.

  • May 30, 2012: Our readers write

     Radcliff shows its spirit

  • May 30, 2012: Our readers write

     Radcliff shows its spirit

  • Schools prepare for financially bleak year ... again

    ISSUE: School funding gets tighter
    OUR VIEW: Educational and economic issue needs new solutions

    Hardin County and Elizabethtown Independent school districts recently adopted draft budgets, showing drops in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky money, the main source of revenue for Kentucky’s school districts. These SEEK funds will drop this year from $3,903 to $3,833 per student.

  • Habitat expansion creates hope

    TOPIC: Habitat for Humanity expansion
    OUR VIEW: Good news for Radcliff, LaRue County

    The fine work of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity has been evident for years in Elizabethtown and many parts of the county.

  • May 29, 2012: Our readers write

    Thanks for a memorable run

    On Primary Election Day, I was not victorious in my bid for state representative but I still learned from the experience.

    I want to thank the readers, voters and members of the media for being engaged in this election. Kentucky only had a turnout rate of 13.82 percent and Hardin County’s rate was 7.78 percent. I hope more individuals are involved in November because our democracy depends on an engaged citizenry.

  • A letter to my son on graduation day

    Dear Dave: We watched as you took your diploma in one hand and shook President Roush’s hand with the other. That was a great moment for all of us, for it signified the closing of one chapter in your life and the opening of another.

    Now that you have your diploma, remember that it has meaning beyond the listing of your name, the date you graduated and the school, Centre College, which granted the degree you earned.

  • Restaurant tax games

    ISSUE: Hodgenville considers a restaurant tax
    OUR VIEW:
    Local governments need more revenue options

     Hodgenville’s City Council recently took a first step toward enacting a restaurant tax in the city. Not that they really want to. The public pool is in disrepair and, without additional money, could become just a big hole in the ground.