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Today's Opinions

  • Feb. 26, 2012: Our readers write

    Ethics code already in place
    I read with interest a recent article, “Radcliff officials respond to denied liquor applications.”
    The Rev. Edward  Palmer of  Radcliff City Council has proposed at several city council meetings that Radcliff needs a code of ethics. In the front- page article, Palmer again called for a “code of ethics.”
    Hardin County has an 18- page code of ethics that was adopted in 1994. Amendments were added in 1996 and 1999.

  • Kentucky could have a GOP VP in the making

    Folks who follow politics closely got caught up in a premature conversation last week about potential Republican vice presidential nominees.

    The GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., will not affirm the presidential nominee’s selection for another six months. But Rand Paul’s name circulated as a possible way to shore up Mitt Romney’s support among conservatives.

    It’s impossible to know if there was any substance to the talk. After all, politics are like icebergs: Much of it operates below the surface.

  • Feb. 23, 2012: Our readers write

    For free-standing casinos
    I am concerned about the drastic need for state money to restore cuts already made and the threats of more cuts against various programs. In my opinion, the most effective way to cover this need is free-standing casinos in Louisville and other large cities. I am not opposed to race tracks having slot machines, card games, etc., to supplement their income but I am opposed to setting the 60-mile limit between a racetrack and a casino.

  • Laurels

    TOPIC: Recognitions are music to our ears
    OUR VIEW: Well deserved honors

    Two of the most recognizable names in Hardin County music were or will be honored by state and national organizations.
    In her 29th year as a music teacher at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, Debby Duda was selected as Elementary School Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association. In addition to the prestigious honor, Duda received $500 with the award to be used for materials for her classroom.

  • It’s not about allowing the public to vote

    ISSUE: Casino gambling in Kentucky

    OUR VIEW: Legislators owe Kentuckians an honest vote

     

  • Feb. 22, 2012: Our readers write

    Flag-lowering for Houston acceptable

  • NCLB waiver doesn't solve school issues

    ISSUE: Getting out of No Child Left Behind
    OUR VIEW: Not the answer alone

    The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was proposed by former President George W. Bush to help fund federal programs targeted to improve student performance in U.S. schools. The program was aimed at accountability for states, school districts and schools in addition to providing parents with choices regarding which schools their kids would attend.

  • KCTCS' Super Sunday proves to be super concept

    On Feb. 12, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College offered its second Super Sunday.

    The premise is simple: To encourage and recruit minority students, ECTC and its 15 sister colleges partner with other institutions that play a role in minorities’ cultures. In Hardin County, the partner institution was New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Radcliff.