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Today's Opinions

  • Feb. 9, 2014: Our readers write

    Nonprofits must focus energy

    Catching up on my reading, I saw the piece on Via Colori from Jan. 29.  I agree the event is wonderful; however, as a nonprofit agency that assists sexual assault victims and their families, I believe it should focus efforts on maximizing fundraising. If the event is not producing significant funding for its much-needed programs, then they should explore other avenues and allow the Via Colori festival to be organized by another organization or local resident, as suggested in the article.

  • Welcoming a new employer

    ISSUE: Hendrickson USA to open new manufacturing facility
    OUR VIEW:
    New plant strengthens Hardin County’s value

  • Federal dollars for abused children await state legislative action
  • Feb. 7, 2014: Our readers write

    Letter carriers share insight

    Congress fails to realize the United States Postal Service is the centerpiece of a $1.3 trillion U.S. mailing industry that employs 7.5 million private sector workers nationwide, 114,212 alone in Kentucky.

  • Saying final prayer for a dying friend

    It certainly wasn’t the first time I had prayed for my friend, Don Hughes, but I was convinced it was my last.

    Our friendship was forged by prayer as he fought colon cancer. Several years ago, Gene, one of Don’s five sons, told me his dad was sick. “Would you please pray for him?” he asked.

    And so I went to visit Don Hughes.

     “I thank you for coming,” he said as I left his house. “You’re always welcome here.”

    And I was.

  • No ceiling in Army

    ISSUE: Next commander at Fort Knox is a woman
    OUR VIEW: Welcome back, Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs

    It became known this week that command of Fort Knox is changing once again. That’s not unusual. However, this change is unprecedented.

    The incoming leader is Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, the first female to command the storied post.

    Combs, who served as deputy commander of Cadet Command from July 2011 to September 2012, has a track record of successful commands and nearly 30 years experience.

  • Feb. 6, 2014: Our readers write

    Congressmen put on notice

    House Republicans met last week to plan the demise of the Republican Party under the guise of “immigration reform.” This inappropriate and destructive action on the part of GOP leadership illustrates just how far out of touch the Republican Party is with mainstream Americans.

  • Column by David B. Whitlock