Today's Opinions

  • New day for child protection transparency

    Others will no doubt see the big story of today as the state’s appeal to the Supreme Court around the release of child fatalities and near fatalities records. That is important, but let’s face it – that is an old battle being waged to its bitter end.

  • July 17, 2012: Our readers write

    With Obamacare in place, what’s next?

    The Supreme Court has ruled the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and it’s now officially the law of the land. Oddly, their ruling was not based on the Commerce Clause, which everyone believed to be the crux of the argument against the individual mandate. If they had held to that, they no doubt would have had to throw the law out. No, the court decided this law was really a tax, which Congress has authority to impose, and as such, the law is allowed under the Constitution.

  • Addressing realities of health-care market

    ISSUE: HMH buys, closes Acute Care
    Free enterprise at work

    There are forces at work in Hardin County — market forces and they are keeping capitalism alive and well.
    Hardin Memorial Health, the county-owned entity that operates Hardin Memorial Hospital among other things, recently purchased Acute Care, an independent urgent care business on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

  • Solutions often begin as a dream

    All great ideas start with a dream that transforms into reality.

    For the Rev. Towanda Hope, her vision for a homeless shelter in Hardin County will serve an unmet need in our community. She should be applauded for taking on the immense challenge and going in a direction that others have avoided or overlooked.

    Recently, ground was broken on the Heart of Hope Homeless Shelter, which will be in the basement of Powerhouse of Praise & Deliverance Center in Radcliff — Hope’s church. She hopes the shelter is operational by early next year.

  • July 13, 2012: Our readers write

    Insertion of opinion

    Rick Vanhoose of WLKY-TV said July 11 the Republican  Party defied the Supreme Court when it attempted to repeal Obamacare.  

    Is that a simple mistake or is that his political views replacing the truth?

    The Congress is duty bound to pass legislation that they believe to be in the best interest of the American public.

    If that was a mistake, then he should make a retraction and then issue an apology to the Supreme Court and the Republican Party.

    Joe Medley

  • July 12, 2012: Our readers write

    Dialog on health care needs to change

    Those of us who are teachers, government employees, military or enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, already have government supported health insurance. We are assured of coverage, and that coverage can’t be dropped for health-related or pre-existing conditions. It is difficult for us truly to appreciate the safety net provided by the Affordable Care Act.

    The Affordable Care Act:

  • The start of a new tradition

    ISSUE: Founders Day 2012
    OUR VIEW: E'town, volunteers put together a successful event

    On the lawn at Freeman Lake Park, residents of Elizabethtown and beyond lounged in camp chairs and on blankets. At the end of a brutally hot day, dark was setting in. Families and friends chatted and kids played or absent-mindedly twirled glow sticks.

    As live music faded, park visitors set their eyes to the sky, anticipating fireworks blasting over the lake.

  • July 11, 2012: Our readers write

    Wisdom today influences tomorrow