Today's Opinions

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  • Jan. 26, 2014: Our readers write

    Tax form includes spot for donation

    As residents of Hardin County begin preparing their 2013 taxes, I would like to remind you that your Kentucky taxes offers you an opportunity to help secure money for the political party of your choice with absolutely no cost to you.

  • Offering ideas for building a better community

    People can change the community in many positive ways. Of course, it may be easier to make changes if more than one person is involved, but can changes be made by just one person? Can those changes be made by just me? I think they can. Change has to start with someone. So, I ask myself; what can I do to build a better community?

  • Jan. 24, 1014: Our readers write

    Obamacare ailing as website woes prove

     Nancy Pelosi and a certain African-American news commentator feel that Obamacare is a racist term.

    Since the Clown-In-Chief himself liked the term, nothing could be further from the truth.

    Many of us knew from the get-go that the plan would not work and made our opinions well known. However, to prove a point, let me present some ideas.

  • Change in Army care is good for Fort Knox

    ISSUE: Two Community Care Units comings

    OUR VIEW: Army transition meets revised needs

    As the war in Afghanistan draws to a close, the numbers of wounded and ill among our nation’s war fighters has declined. With this reduction, the population of soldiers being treated in the Army’s Warrior Transition Units had fallen from a high of 12,551 in 2008 to 7,070 earlier this month – the lowest since the units were established in 2007.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline focused on kitchen-table discussions


    For the last three months, representatives of Bluegrass Pipeline have been meeting in the homes of landowners in 13 Kentucky counties to discuss the project and the prospect of purchasing an easement, which is the right to use a narrow strip of land for installation of an underground pipeline.

  • Jan. 23, 2014: Our readers write

    Sharing opinion on a few candidates

    As the political arena warms up in Hardin County, I often pay attention to motives, background and statements made by those who are involved or intend to be in the public eye.

    Harry Barry, you get my vote because you are a representation of good solid values, leadership and a true conservative, as your fiscal responsibility is sound and based on the whole county.

  • Congress should restore vets' pay

    ISSUE: Reduction in pay increases for veterans
    OUR VIEW: Efforts under way to restore benefits

    Even if cuts to cost-of-living increases for some military veterans are repealed, the damage already is done, and we’re not talking about money.

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that Congress approved and the president signed included a 1 percent “cut” to future cost of living adjustments to retirement pay for military veterans’ younger than 62.