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Today's Opinions

  • Night at the gym had many special characteristics

     

    The final home game of the basketball season is always special.

    Last Friday, I happened to be in the stands as North Hardin closed out its 2012-13 home schedule. Because it was Senior Night, special ceremonies were held to honor 12th-graders on the home team.

  • No winners in plan to cut child care assistance

    ISSUE: Child care assistance cuts
    OUR VIEW: Plan hurts families, won’t help Kentucky

    Many struggling Hardin County families soon will lose a lifeline as the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services slashes its budget for child care assistance.

  • Wayne’s World crashes Ky. taxpayers’ party

    Recycling is for old batteries and used motor oil, not failed economic ideas that should have been tossed long ago.

    President Obama’s State of the Union speech was filled with such big-government policy retreads that failed to jumpstart sluggish economies in the past, including a recycled attempt to force companies to pay higher wages for low-skilled workers.

  • Feb. 15, 2013: Our readers write

    Historic occasion

    Because it is National Black History Month, I would like to let all know of a historic event of sorts that occurred last week.

    On Feb. 7, The National Prayer Breakfast was held in Washington, D.C. The event this year was historic, I believe, in that it was the first National Prayer Breakfast where America’s president along with the keynote speaker were black.

    Dr. Benjamin Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon and director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital was the keynote speaker.

  • Basketball wins are only part of story

    ISSUE: Ron Bevars' coaching legacy
    OUR VIEW: Victories go beyond the court

    When North Hardin High School went looking for a new boys’ head basketball coach in 1974, Ron Bevars was not the first choice.

  • Identifying excellence

    ISSUE: 2013 ExCEL Award winners
    OUR VIEW: Three educators exemplify excellence

    A long-time educator with 24 years of teaching experience, an instructor who began her career as a part-time reading coach and a middle school music teacher inspired to teach by a former band instructor have been recognized as ExCEL Award winners.

  • Feb. 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Community works together on animal shelter

    We are building a new animal shelter for Hardin County and the community is pulling together to help. The PAWS Shelter Foundation is starting to get the support it needs to complete the new shelter at 220 Peterson Drive.

  • Two-minute tribute honors farmers

    ISSUE: Memorable message
    OUR VIEW: Remember that values have roots

    Americans admire the farmer. You might even call it love.

    Fighting the elements to produce the world’s richest yield only to be paid pennies compared to the retail dollar value of his goods, the American farmer is part scientist, part conservationist, part businessman and all laborer.

    While the image is admired, it’s also often taken for granted.