Today's Opinions

  • April 17, 2013: Our readers write

    Consider perspective

    I am writing to respond to a previous writer’s letter regarding the poverty simulation. I take offense at his suggestion that becoming a single mother is somehow the result of her poor decisions.

  • Faith provides the strength exhibited in '42'

    The evils of racism are expressed in the words we speak and the mores we establish. And both emerge from the illusion of superiority.

    Jackie Robinson, as a black American, was thrown into the fire when he entered major league baseball in 1947, breaking the sport’s color barrier. The movie, “42,” named after Robinson’s jersey number, depicts the dramatic events of that year.

  • April 16, 2013: Our readers write

    Magical math?

    After reading the news about passing the $12 million county government move during this difficult financial times all I can say is: Welcome to the “Harry Berry County Government Complex” brought to you by $12 million of magical mathematical funds from somewhere.

    After the Hardin County Attorney Office moves to the Fife Building, we can use their old building for another Peddlers Mall.

    Richard Leal


    There’s a better way

  • Making a difference here and on the beach

    ISSUE: Things to be proud of
    OUR VIEW: Praiseworthy accomplishments

    The Radcliff Small Business Alliance’s initial meeting exceeded expectations of its optimistic founders. More than 100 people representing locally owned companies gathered last week at Caroline’s Alpine Haus to learn more, join up and socialize.

  • Develop financial literacy

    April is Financial Literacy Month and with help from FINRA, BBB is sharing ways in which you can become financially literate. One of the first steps to financial happiness is getting out of debt.

    It’s easy to fall into debt. But just because you’re in debt, doesn’t mean you have to stay in debt. Whether you’re in serious trouble or just want to pay down some bills, take the steps in this financial action plan to get going.

  • April 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Unfinished business

    April 9 I spoke at the Hardin Fiscal Court meeting in opposition to moving county offices. We were allotted 4 minutes to speak; therefore, I had to omit some key points.

  • Life as learned through a game, a movie and a VW

    My baseball experience is spotty and without glory. Baseball doesn’t go well with poor eyesight and limited coordination. But you can learn to love it just the same.

    Many summer nights as a boy, I sat next to the wood-grain stereo listening to Cincinnati Reds’ games. The radio signal was stronger if you were near it. Sometimes, my father would drag my sleeping carcass from the floor to the bed when I dozed off during the seventh-inning stretch dreaming of Johnny Bench, Pete Rose or Lee May.

  • Youth need work skills

    ISSUE: Student work ethic certification
    OUR VIEW: HCS program fills a void


    One of the most common workforce complaints in businesses of all sizes is deficient work ethic.

    In recent years, millennials especially have caught a lot of grief, being accused of lacking job commitment and having weak work habits.