Today's Opinions

  • Shift into moving season with confidence

    Following a few simple rules when selecting a mover will go a long way toward protecting yourself from being victimized by scams this moving season. Better Business Bureau and American Moving & Storage Association recommend doing your homework before selecting a mover.

    As we approach the busiest time of the year for changing residences, BBB encourages consumers to know their rights and the red flags of moving scams. Every year BBB and AMSA receive thousands of complaints from consumers who have fallen prey to dishonest and often unlicensed moving companies.

  • Eight letters divide their world and mine

    Recognizing that the space between her world and the one she is slowly but surely entering is drawing closer, Pat Summitt stepped down as coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols last week. Summitt, who has won more basketball games than anyone in NCAA history, was diagnosed with early onset dementia last year at age 58.

    Early onset dementia attacks people younger than 65. Many are in their 40s and 50s and some even in their 30s.

  • Knox nixes Nugent and a debate ensues online

    Ted Nugent expresses his opinion about the Obama administration. It was quite unfavorable. A video found its way to YouTube and his rock music status fueled ferver over the remarks.

    The issue surfaced locally last week when Nugent was dropped from plans for a summer concert at Fort Knox. This newspaper’s posting to Twitter and Facebook lit up with comments Thursday afternoon.

    Many, but certainly not all, offered support for Nugent.

  • April 22, 2012: Our readers write

    Let Nugent perform
    The commander of Fort Knox has canceled a Ted Nugent concert after the rocker’s recent rant about President Barack Obama.

  • Shouts heard across Kentucky

    ISSUE: 2012 General Assembly
    OUR VIEW: Politics in the way, again

    It’s all over but the shouting.

    Rarely has an adage been so fitting. The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2012 session ended April 12 on the statutorily mandated 60th day. Outwardly, it seemed to be without much of the snarkiness and maneuvering that have been Capitol hallmarks in recent years.

  • Laurels: Enough praise to go around

    Area farmer honored with award. Farming has been a big part of Kerby Grey’s life.

    Recently, the Cecilia man was recognized for his commitment to the industry when he was selected as the Kentucky Young Farmer Member of the Year.

    Grey started farming following high school graduation and spent time raising tobacco even before then. This year, he and some relatives will farm about 2,100 acres.

    He said about farming, “You get to do the things you love to do.”

  • College comes free to lifelong learners

    ISSUE: ECTC's Lifelong Learning
    OUR VIEW: Take advantage of free studies

    Some might suggest that college is wasted on the young.

  • April 19, 2012: Our readers write

    Thank a teacher

    Young children in Hardin County deserve the best we can give them.