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Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • Facing life with Bible and newspaper in hand

    Pick it up and read it. No, I don’t mean the Bible, although I read it every day.

    But for now, I’m referring to the newspaper.

    Despite rumors of its demise, the newspaper is surviving and in some instances, thriving.

    I know that’s reading the paper is the exception and not the norm. According to a 2010 Harris Poll, 1 in 10 American adults say they never read a daily newspaper and only 2 of 5 read a daily newspaper, either online or in print.

  • Decision leaves would-be swimmers high and dry

    ISSUE: Local Red Cross ending swim lessons
    OUR VIEW: Void must be filled

     After 50 years of treading water, dog paddling, flutters and dolphin kicks, the Hardin-LaRue Service Center of the American Red Cross last month announced it is ending its local swimming-lessons program.

    The decision came from its parent organization, the American Red Cross, which is undergoing restructuring and wants outside providers to handle the program, said Brett Daugherty, administrative assistant at the local office.

  • June 18, 2012: Our readers write

    Veterans organizations’ help requested

    On Feb. 15 of this year, I wrote a letter to the editor concerning the Veterans Tribute and the impact it would have on this community and the tourist trade that would be generated as a result of its close proximity to Interstate 65.

  • For safety's sake, fight like this girl

    TOPIC: Reaction of abducted girl
    OUR VIEW: Action credited with saving her life
     

    In a matter of minutes, the life of a 10-year-old girl from LaRue County changed forever.

    From being asleep on a Saturday night in a house, police said, she found herself in the hands of a male adult intent on sexual assault in a heavily wooded area behind the residence.

    Police said the child was abducted and raped by 28-year-old Jetto Dye, who faces criminal charges. A parent’s worst nightmare was lived out.

  • New road creates new perspectives

    Standing on the fresh pavement of the Ky. 313 extension awaiting a dedication ceremony Wednesday, the new road directed my mind to a distant past.

    As the summer sun beat down, the smell of hot asphalt became obvious. That's the odor of opportunity and it triggered memories.

    Just about a mile from the dedication site is the plot of ground where I grew up. On many similar summer days a lifetime ago, the same scent of blacktop filled the air.