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Today's Opinions

  • State's alcohol laws need to be studied

    ISSUE: Revision of beverage rules
    OUR VIEW: Confusion here proves task force is needed

    A state task force is being created to simplify Kentucky’s alcoholic beverage laws, which were described in a governor’s announcement as outdated and contradictory.

    If Hardin Countians’ recent experience is any indication, this mission is much needed. The rules are about as clear as Kentucky’s prized barrel-aged bourbon.

  • Counting on crop insurance

    The drought of 2012 couldn’t have come at a worse time. Sure, no one wants to experience a drought, but this drought hit with near record-low carryover stocks for grains, already the smallest cattle supply since the 1950s, and an extremely high number of corn acres planted across the country. So what will save the grain sector of the agriculture industry from complete failure this year? Crop insurance.

  • July 24, 2012: Our readers write

    Something for the rest of us

  • It still is about people

    ISSUE: Coming together
    OUR VIEW: Helping defines communities

  • The unanswered question in Aurora's theater No. 9

    Why?

    It’s the first question I asked and likely the one you first asked too.

    It still echoes from theater No. 9 in the Century 16 Theatre in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were killed and 58 injured.

    And it’s the one question we never completely will know.

  • July 23, 2012: Our readers write

    On Obamacare

  • July 22, 2012: Our readers write

    Alternatives to ‘Obamacare’

    After reading a recent letter to the editor, I would like to start by correcting the impression that conservatives are Kool-Aid drinkers. I don’t drink Kool-Aid unless that beverage is the only water-based beverage available.

  • Let's look to future at Sports Park

    ISSUE: Sports Park opening
    OUR VIEW: Evaluate it on performance

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park is open and it’s a site to behold.

    Spread across nearly 160 acres, the park features 12 ball diamonds, 12 multipurpose fields, the handicap-friendly Miracle Field, roughly 1,200 parking spaces, three pavilions, a 3.2-mile walking trail, a WiFi tower, an office complex and storage building. It features the latest in athletic lighting, exquisite playing surfaces and even 29 restrooms.