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Today's Opinions

  • Blame for shooting rests in heart of gunman

    ISSUE: The Colorado cinema shootings
    OUR VIEW: Accusatory fingers should point only at gunman 

    The killing and maiming of individuals attending a midnight motion picture premiere in Aurora, Colo., is without question an unspeakable act of raw violence.

  • Aug. 3, 2012: Our readers write

    Vote for fiscal responsibility

  • Aug. 2, 2012: our readers write

     Avoid free speech double standards 

  • Car show enjoys smooth transition

    ISSUE: Cruisin' with city government
    OUR VIEW: A successful transition

    If the third annual Cruisin’ the Heartland was a preview of how Elizabethtown and new Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn handle an event of this size, then we are in good hands.

    Vaughn and her team of volunteers did a good job orchestrating the event and even ordered up some perfect weather.

  • Panel to review chief applicants

    ISSUE: Vine Grove's search for police chief
    OUR VIEW: Proffitt's approach has merit

  • Budget cuts hollow out court system

    As chief justice, I find it disheartening that I can no longer assure you that the courts in Kentucky will be open when you need them.

    For the first time in modern history, we will have to close every courthouse in the state to balance the Judicial Branch budget. For three days in 2012, we must furlough all court personnel and close all doors because the General Assembly has not allotted enough money to fund court operations at current levels.

  • Spreading the praise

    ISSUE: Recognition for achievements
    OUR VIEW: Honoring leaders of tomorrow and today

    It's time once again to offer praise where praise is due.

    That starts with local young people who excelled at Boys State and Girls State. Sponsored by the American Legion, the programs mimic the operations of state government and provide first-hand learning experience for teenagers.

  • Steps for processing stress

    I was working my way through a row of tomatoes, picking what I could while pulling weeds at the same time.

    Lori was shoulder high in okra, quickly filling one bucket and exchanging it for an empty one.

    Tossing weeds to the side, emptying another bucket of tomatoes, eyeing the rows of ripe peppers, I said to Lori, “I’m overwhelmed. I’ve gotten behind and I don’t see how we can catch up.”