Today's Opinions

  • Cattle industry changing

    There has been a lot of discussion and concern by many in the cattle industry as to the overall impact of the continued decrease in U.S. cattle numbers on the infrastructure required for the beef industry.

    In the past year, we’ve seen various signs things are changing, most specifically relating to the transportation, feeding and processing aspects of the industry. Locally, I think we may have had a taste of that this past weekend, but more on that later.

  • Hey, Santa: Don’t worry about War on Christmas

    When I read that 52 percent of American adults say they believe in Santa Claus according to Public Policy Polling, I was not surprised to learn in the same poll that 42 percent also believe there is a “war on Christmas.”

    After all (spoiler alert), both are figments of the imagination.

    Belief in Santa, at least, perpetuates a spirit of joy and goodwill. But the “War on Christmas” narrative, by contrast, does little more than stir up anger and ill will.

  • Column by Charles C. Haynes
  • Sales tax: Phase 1

    ISSUE: Local-option sales tax concept
    Hard to disagree with right to decide

  • Supporting United Way will advance early learning here

    By Nannette Johnston

    Think back to your first day of kindergarten. Were you nervous? Excited? Did you know what to expect? 

    It’s very likely that your feelings about that day were determined by the experiences that you had leading up to it. If you had the chance to be around groups of kids beforehand, then you were more prepared. If you had an adult who read to you and worked with you on shapes and colors, then you were more prepared. 

  • Supporting United Way advances early learning
  • Deed to park is quite a gift

    ISSUE: University Drive land donated to city
    Facilities continue to serve community

    For generations, University Drive Park has been a home away from home each summer for families of Elizabethtown and neighboring communities.

    Night after night, the skies were illuminated by lights from baseball games or countless tennis matches.

    The playgrounds have provided opportunities to climb and jump and swing or simply to celebrate the energy of youth.

  • Dec. 13: Letters to the Editor