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Today's Opinions

  • Allowing principals to focus on learning

    ISSUE: Half-time assistant principals
    OUR VIEW: It makes sense

    Principals at Woodland and Vine Grove elementary schools will be retaining or regaining assistant principal positions at their schools under a policy change approved recently by the Hardin County Schools board.

  • May 2, 2012: Our readers write

    Ted, white and blue
    I fully support Ted Nugent’s right to have made the comments he made to the National Rifleman’s Association and do not feel they in any way support the cancellation of his appearance at the Moral Welfare and Recreation concert in June. My view, as a retired U.S. Army veteran, a retired Army sergeant major, is one that the commander(s) who made the decision felt that because Nugent made these comments with foresight and malice toward their commander-in-chief that intent implied.

  • May 2, 2012: Our readers write

    Ted, white and blue
    I fully support Ted Nugent’s right to have made the comments he made to the National Rifleman’s Association and do not feel they in any way support the cancellation of his appearance at the Moral Welfare and Recreation concert in June. My view, as a retired U.S. Army veteran, a retired Army sergeant major, is one that the commander(s) who made the decision felt that because Nugent made these comments with foresight and malice toward their commander-in-chief that intent implied.

  • May 1, 2012: Our readers write

    Priorities in order

    Congratulations to Vine Grove Mayor Blake Proffit for doing the right thing for Vine Grove. For the first time since Mayor Gary Minter we have a mayor who has the interest of our city as his top priority, not his own personal agenda.

  • Civil War event has great potential

    TOPIC: Sesquicentennial event
    OUR VIEW: Good start, think bigger

    Long before downtown Elizabethtown had a Justice Center, paved roads or electricity, the area was full of Civil War action.

    Last month's sesquicentennial event attracted plenty of attention downtown as area residents re-enacted — at least for a few hours — what life was like in this town in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

  • In this abduction story, only the roast beef disappears

    know how easy it is for a child to be abducted. That’s because when I was a child, I invited a stranger into my home.

    It was 1963, I was in second grade and Mom was at a PTA meeting. I had been allowed to come home and stay by myself rather than wait at school until the meeting was over.

    That’s when the stranger rang the doorbell.

  • April 30, 2012: Our readers write

     Waking up parents

  • Seeking patience to sort through the pieces

    Autism is a mystery.

    There’s no known cure and no confirmed cause.

    Diagnosis has increased dramatically in the past two decades. It now reportedly impacts one in 110 children in the U.S.

    You might recognize I’ve been doing some research on the topic. But it didn’t start here in April, which is designated as Autism Awareness Month.

    It’s been a topic of particular interest for some time. My primary instructor is a 6-year-old redheaded boy who calls me Grandpa.