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Today's Opinions

  • Pope recognizes Elizabethtown doctor

    ISSUE:Benemerenti Medal conferred

    OUR VIEW:A well-deserving person, indeed

    The most impactful servants are often those who selflessly seek to help others without a desire for public recognition and acknowledgement. The blessing of seeing another’s need met is credit enough for them. Even so, it’s still nice to have ones’ efforts acknowledged.

    For one humble local servant, this deserving acknowledgement came all the way from the Vatican.

  • Winter brings increased risk of residential fires

    ISSUE: Winter is fire season
    OUR VIEW: Appreciate risks and first responders

    A Tuesday morning fire on Terry Court in Elizabethtown left two families — two mothers and nine children in all — without homes. No one was home when their duplex filled with flames and smoke and, fortunately, no one was injured.

    Whatever the cause, the incident brings up two important points that are rarely on our minds.

  • Dec. 8, 2013: Our readers write

    Renewed questions about school taxes

    The Hardin County Schools superintendent was just selected as the Kentucky Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. It’s a very prestigious award.

  • When you're a kid, nothing tops a snow day

    Does anything in adult life quite compare to a snow day?

    It simply has no equal.

    As the temperatures dove and Friday’s forecast became an alert, then a watch and finally a warning, kids in countless homes crossed their fingers and offered silent prayers for snow.

    Remember the anticipation and excitement building as the forecasters predicted pending gloom?

    When accumulation figures were described in terms of inches, we became almost giddy.

  • Basketball dream on pace for goal

    ISSUE: Update on Basketball Hall of Fame
    OUR VIEW: It’s much more than a dream now

  • Johnston paves the way for district improvement

    TOPIC: Superintendent's top honor
    OUR VIEW:
    Best leaders strive for improvement

    The best leaders in any profession are always looking for ways to make tomorrow better than today, constantly striving for improvement and not resting with the satisfaction of past accomplishments.

    Nannette Johnston perfectly fits that description.

  • Sometimes, the joy truly is in the journey

    I pressed on, hiking about 50 feet in front of Mary, who was straining to keep up. Dave, not in any particular hurry, lagged behind her another 15 yards or so.

    “I just know the clearing in the woods was right about here,” I shouted back to my two grown children.

    Still unable to find the clearing, I picked up my pace even more, stretching the distance between the three of us.

  • Dec. 4, 2013: Our readers write

    Important to remember still

    Dec. 7, 1941 — the attack on Pearl Harbor — was a day that has remained in infamy. Very few servicemembers who personally remember that day are still among us. The American Legion Auxiliary encourages everyone to do what they can to keep Pearl Harbor a part of our national consciousness.