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Today's Opinions

  • How did $3.71 go from a burden to a bargain?

    Detouring onto U.S. 31W on a trip home Friday from Bowling Green, I spotted regular gasoline on sale at $3.71 per gallon.

    What a bargain.

    It was important to confirm that the pump price matched the highway sign. Then quickly filling the tank, it seemed certain that the station’s staff would learn any second that prices all along the Interstate 65 corridor were typically at least 15 cents higher per gallon.

    It felt like a remarkable discovery. Then reality set in: When did $3.71 per gallon become something to celebrate?

  • Authorities, market should fight animal cruelty

    ISSUE: Suspected puppy mill in Vine Grove
    OUR VIEW: Dogs' conditions unacceptable

    When authorities investigated a call about about possible animal cruelty last week at a mobile home in Vine Grove, they found more than 100 dogs living in cramped quarters and unsanitary conditions.

    A husband and wife, who police suspect were selling the dogs, each face 103 counts of second-degree animal cruelty.

  • March 23, 2012: Our readers write

    Time for GOP to unite
    If there is one thing most Republicans, many Democrats and independents can agree on is they want a change in the White House. The question now remains whether all members of the GOP will face reality, end divisiveness and bring an end to the race for 1,144 delegates. Mitt Romney has amassed more delegates than all of his opponents totals combined, more than twice the delegates of his closest opponent, and won more than twice the number of states and territories of his closest opponent.

  • Kids in foster care deserve better transition to adulthood

    ISSUE: Foster-care transition bill
    OUR VIEW: Offers a better future for kids

    While some 18-year-olds might be well-prepared for self-sufficiency as young adults, most of us would agree many aren’t.

  • Silence on licenses lets questions fester

    ISSUE: Awarding of liquor licenses
    OUR VIEW: State should explain itself

    As liquor licenses are put to use and package stores begin appearing in Hardin County's largest cities, it brings to mind an unanswered question in this ongoing cultural change.

    Questions regarding conflicts of interest were raised when Radcliff City Council members, past and present, sought licenses. The spouse of another council member also was an applicant.

  • ExCEL Award honorees set the pace in education

    ISSUE: ExCEL Award winners
    OUR VIEW: Standout teachers earned their praise

    The annual ExCEL Award process identifies and honors innovative, enthusiastic teachers who are making a difference in education. The award and taking some time to celebrate the winners’ success has become tradition in this region.
    ExCEL, which is sponsored by WHAS-TV, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities, stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership. Recently, a teacher from each of three local school districts was honored with the award.

  • BBB commends savvy consumers

    The Better Business Burea is commending savvy consumers.

    Consumers asked BBBs across the country and in Canada for help more than 103 million times in 2011, up from 87 million in 2010 and the highest rate in the organization’s 100-year history.

    Conversely, filings of formal complaints against businesses were down across the U.S. and Canada; 927,000 in 2011 compared to just more than 1 million in 2010.

  • Cheer for underdogs in someone else's upset

    “The thing I like about the NCAA college basketball tournament is that any team can win it all.”

    I was explaining to my wife why I was standing in front of the TV, eyes glued to the NCAA Tournament and not sitting in my usual place with her watching the evening news.

    Although I have a few favorite teams, the truth is my main attraction to March Madness is in anticipating the little guys, the Lehighs, the Virginia Commonwealths, and the Norfolk States taking down the big boys, the Dukes, the Michigans,and the Missouris.