Today's Opinions

  • What becomes of the broken-hearted?

    His lips quivered as tears moistened his eyes. But maybe that was just my imagination.

    No, I could have sworn I saw his lower lip quivering. And no mistaking, I heard his voice cracking just a bit.

    It was all there: the suppression of grief, the futile effort to hold the emotions in check, the chin lowered to the chest. It was all exposed.

    His mournful tale has been told by others for eons: the friend who disappointed, a relationship destroyed, the future uncertain.

  • A snapshot of black history

    Most of the inventions and contributions of blacks in America are  hidden and suppressed by mainstream media and school curriculums. I just wanted to give acknowledgement and hopefully educate some on the significant contributions blacks have had on America’s enhancement to greatness.

    First of all, let’s talk about the Tuskegee Airman. The unit lost only 68 of its numbers in World War II and were paramount in escorting bombers to their objectives and returning them safely. The numbers are remarkable

  • Feb. 13, 2012: Our readers write

    Outpouring of support strikes home
    I have had the great pleasure in assisting the coaching staff for the John Hardin High School bowling teams. During that time I was told that to compete, each bowler would need his or her own equipment. For a lot of reasons some could not afford to do so at the time. I asked my bowling companions from several leagues if they had any used bowling balls or bags they could donate to the high school bowlers.

  • Feb. 12, 2012: Our readers write

    Choice or prison
    Why would some students want to drop out before age 18? Perhaps because they can’t read or don’t know their multiplcation tables and take almost nothing from classes except being self-labeled as dummies, day after day. Bright spots for them may be when they can get others to laugh or otherwise waste time. So why should schools be financially rewarded for forcefully keeping disrupters until age 18, damaging the learning opportunities of real students?

  • Your point of view depends on where you stand

    Perspective matters and most beliefs are matters of perspective.

    A co-worker with balloons on the desk was bemoaning the arrival of her 35th birthday last week. It reminded me of similar complaints that I had 18 - make that 19 - years ago.

  • Filing for office requires serious commitment

    ISSUE: Candidates' efforts   
    OUR VIEW: Voters, opponents deserve serious campaigns

    Who’s running for office and who they hope to represent is murky at best and a filing deadline is a moving target as state lawmakers and judges work to finalize a redistricting plan.

    Still, it’s clear that at least in some races Democrats and Republicans will have choices in May’s primary election.

    Contested races are a benefit to voters and even candidates.

  • Feb. 10, 2012: Our readers write

    Don’t shrug off the shoulders
    When driving a car and the right front tire leaves the pavement and drops to the shoulder, hold the steering wheel tightly (as if your life depends on it), tense your arms, keep the wheels straight as possible and very slowly work your way back up on the road.

  • Honoring the past, financing the future

    ISSUE: E'town High basketball celebration
    OUR VIEW: Event offers more than memories

    The achievements of previous generations of Elizabethtown High School athletes were on display last week at T.K. Stone Middle School.

    Members of the 1971-72 Panther basketball team that was runner-up in the boys’ Sweet 16 were the guests of honor but dozens of former players were recognized.