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Today's Opinions

  • Mark Needham's work leaves significant mark

    ISSUE: A leader leaves state government
    OUR VIEW: Mark Needham made a real difference 

     Personnel changes in Frankfort often attract scrutiny and lots of press.

    This month the commonwealth loses a valuable and dedicated servant and almost no one will immediately notice his departure.  However, be assured the state, and our area, for years to come will feel the effects of his service. 

  • Memories of a brother taken too soon

     By BURT LINDSEY

    The first rich memory I have of my brother is him coming home from the Army in 1964. He was 20 and I was 13, a teenager looking up to his big brother.

    Twenty-eight years later, my brother was dead at a too young 48.

    A lot happened in those years. You see Willie was an alcoholic. I guess that’s what eventually killed him, in a roundabout way.

  • Local laurels

    ISSUE: Big accomplishments

    OUR VIEW: Success found everywhere

  • Three strikes and you’re out, EPA

    The crowd that traveled to recent public hearings in Frankfort and Pikeville for showdowns with the visiting Environmental Protection Agency overwhelmingly supported the home-team coal miners.

    The home team was determined to resist the EPA’s assault on coal and Kentuckians’ right to mine it. They aimed their “pitches” specifically at an injustice perpetrated two years ago when the EPA unilaterally rejected 36 state-approved coal-mining permits and threatened more than 70,000 industry jobs.

  • Get growing

    It’s time to garden.

    We say that not because it’s the first full day of summer, but because it’s a habit we need.

  • How should the winners govern?

    When I first went to Washington in the 1960s as a novice congressman, the Democratic Party was clearly in control. It held the White House and enjoyed big majorities in both houses of Congress.

  • Chamber takes lunch on the road

    ISSUE: Chamber luncheon in Radcliff
    OUR VIEW: Valuable move that works

     In March 2011, the newly minted Hardin County Chamber of Commerce conducted its first monthly luncheon with an elaborate nautical theme and two speakers at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    The group celebrated its establishment through membership vote of four separate chambers representing business interests in Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Vine Grove and West Point.

  • June 20, 2012: Our readers write

     Obama bypasses Congress