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Today's Opinions

  • EIS Community Nights provide forum for input

    ISSUE: EIS Community Night
    OUR VIEW: Vital information shared

    If the debut is any example, Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ new series of Community Night discussions hold great promise.

    The Community Night format is not another school social gathering or feel-good session. The Jan. 30 meeting offered a serious topic thoughtfully discussed with access to experts and fact-based information.

    That’s a formula for brainstorming and discovering a path to success.

  • Feb. 5, 2012: Our readers write

    A matter of safe access
    Have you noticed the two signs located in the parking lot of Home Depot when you were trying to get to Towne Mall? The ones that read “No Thru Traffic.” Surely you have, that is if you have traveled from Veterans Way or the Woodland Drive/Buford Lane detour to Ring Road. One cannot turn left from Ring Road to get to the mall unless you turn at the red light, drive through Home Depot’s parking lot and then turn left on Woodland Drive.

  • Failure is not an option

    ISSUE: School budgets
    OUR VIEW: Solvable problems

    School districts, like businesses, are faced with doing more with less. But unlike businesses, they have little control over the revenue with which they have to work.

    Unlike businesses, school districts have no control over who they serve. Indeed, they often face federal mandates, many unfunded, about services they must provide and to whom.

    In Frankfort, legislators are wrestling with the next biennium budget. Already things look grim.

  • Performing well on the farm, on the field and in business

    TOPIC: Area accomplishments
    OUR VIEW: Job well done

    Wednesday was the start of a big period in the lives of many area student-athletes in Hardin County and the country.

    It was national signing day for sports such as football, soccer, and track and field, meaning student-athletes could have fulfilled lifelong missions by signing a scholarship to not only continue playing a sport in college, but most importantly continue their educations.

  • Assigning a value to information: Changing online business model

    The cost of something is not the same as what it's worth.

    • Good health is priceless but health care can be quite costly.
    • A warm February day filled with sunshine comes with no price tag but delivers loads of value.
    • No amount of cash can warm your heart like a grandchild's impromptu hug.

    So how much is information worth?

  • Feb. 2, 2012: Our readers write

    Obama energy policy needs rewrite
    President Barack Obama’s latest attack on carbon fuels and American jobs is a disaster. He rejected the Keystone pipeline, which was proposed to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, to carry crude oil to American refineries. It would have provided thousands of desperately needed American jobs and reduced our dependence on oil from the Middle East. If it does not go through the U.S., it will go to the West Coast of Canada, and from there, the oil likely will go to China.

  • I-65 widening has support of governor

    ISSUE: Interstate 65 improvements
    OUR VIEW: Governor deserves our thanks

    Kentucky's four-lane stretch of Interstate 65 — soon to only venture into Hardin, LaRue and Hart counties — has many local residents intimidated.

    The funnel effect of six lanes from Louisville south and six lanes from Tennessee north puts the squeeze on traffic and frightens many motorists. Repeatedly in 2011, bad things occurred on that stretch, including repeated fatalities in the Glendale area.

  • Celebrating a local Patriot

    Even the casual local fan watching Sunday’s Super Bowl pitting the New England Patriots against the New York Giants may have an increased interest in this year’s game: One of our own will share the field with the likes of Tom Brady and Eli Manning.

    Brandon Deaderick, a 2005 graduate of Elizabethtown High School, is a starting defensive lineman for the AFC champion Patriots and is very likely the first person from Hardin County ever to play in a Super Bowl.