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Today's Opinions

  • April 25, 2012: Our readers write

     Endorsing Bryan

  • Offering up fresh goods, fun

    ISSUE: Hardin County Farmers Market Inc.
    OUR VIEW: A unique opportunity

     The Hardin County Farmers’ Market Inc. opened earlier this month, ready to put a personal touch on food shopping.

    Setting up a few weeks earlier this year, market members saw a demand for foods that don’t depend on the growing season and thought a head start would help build lasting interest in the market.

  • Power of friendship can start something

    When a child in need is matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, it doesn’t take long to notice the changes: Parents say their children start focusing on school work, they get along better with their siblings and – best of all – they start talking about the future.

    I asked a group of parents, “Why? Why do your children respond so quickly and dramatically to this one friend in their life?”

    One parent said, “That’s easy. They start to feel accountable.”

  • Motorcycle collisions: A universal issue

    ISSUE: Motorcycle safety
    OUR VIEW: The responsibility is everyone's

    In 2011, 715 people lost their lives on Kentucky roadways, according to the Kentucky Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Of those 61 were motorcyclists including 34 not wearing helmets. The previous year, national statistics show 4,502 people died in crashes involving motorcycles.

  • Shift into moving season with confidence

    Following a few simple rules when selecting a mover will go a long way toward protecting yourself from being victimized by scams this moving season. Better Business Bureau and American Moving & Storage Association recommend doing your homework before selecting a mover.

    As we approach the busiest time of the year for changing residences, BBB encourages consumers to know their rights and the red flags of moving scams. Every year BBB and AMSA receive thousands of complaints from consumers who have fallen prey to dishonest and often unlicensed moving companies.

  • Eight letters divide their world and mine

    Recognizing that the space between her world and the one she is slowly but surely entering is drawing closer, Pat Summitt stepped down as coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols last week. Summitt, who has won more basketball games than anyone in NCAA history, was diagnosed with early onset dementia last year at age 58.

    Early onset dementia attacks people younger than 65. Many are in their 40s and 50s and some even in their 30s.

  • Knox nixes Nugent and a debate ensues online

    Ted Nugent expresses his opinion about the Obama administration. It was quite unfavorable. A video found its way to YouTube and his rock music status fueled ferver over the remarks.

    The issue surfaced locally last week when Nugent was dropped from plans for a summer concert at Fort Knox. This newspaper’s posting to Twitter and Facebook lit up with comments Thursday afternoon.

    Many, but certainly not all, offered support for Nugent.

  • April 22, 2012: Our readers write

    Let Nugent perform
    The commander of Fort Knox has canceled a Ted Nugent concert after the rocker’s recent rant about President Barack Obama.