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Today's Opinions

  • Ron Bevars leaves more than victories

    ISSUE: Ron Bevars steps down at North Hardin
    OUR VIEW:
    More than an outstanding basketball coach

  • Oct. 16, 2013: Our readers write

    Supporting Sizemore

    Lowe’s, I am disappointed in you.

    Karen Sizemore, an employee of 18 years, should not have been terminated. Reprimanded or suspended, maybe, but not fired.

  • Passing out some praise

    ISSUE: Acknowledging contributions
    OUR VIEW: Distributing a few kudos

  • Oct. 15, 2013: Our readers write

    Alternative methods not safer

  • Free press has rights — and responsibilities

    The First Amendment is very clear in its 45 words that it protects a “free press” along with our rights to religious freedom, free speech and the rights to assemble and petition.

    But the Founders, in effect, placed a responsibility on that free press in return for being the only profession named in the Bill of Rights: The news media were to be a “watchdog on government,” providing us with facts, perspective and sometimes contrarian views that help citizens better chart the course of their government.

  • Oct. 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Loyalty counts

    Karen Sizemore (“Woman fired after chasing shoplifter,” Oct. 11) helped me a number of times in the tool department over the last year or so and not only was sweet as she could be, but extremely helpful. She took as much time as I needed to find the right tool at the right price.

  • Area schools on the move with recent test scores

    ISSUE: Test scores

    OUR VIEW: Numbers matter to a degree

    We live in a numbers society. You gauge how good a basketball player is by a scoring average. How much money you and I may bring home on our paychecks is another indicator of professional success or maybe the number that matters most is where your favorite college football team may be ranked.

    It holds true with the state numbers that come out regarding the testing of our local students. The higher the number the better.

  • Oct. 13, 2013: Our readers write

    KHSAA shakeup

    This week the Kentucky High School Athletic Association issued a new policy statement that following high school athletic events  officials are to leave the area immediately and  schools are strongly discouraged from allowing players to shake hands after the game. If a school chooses to allow players to shake, then the school is responsible for anything that might happen. This policy was issued as a response to a few incidents of uncivil, unsportsmanlike behavior.