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Today's Opinions

  • April 12, 2012: Our readers write

    Let the law take its course

    I am writing to agree with the conclusion from a recent letter on the Treyvon Martin killing. Vigilante justice is wrong and should not be tolerated in a law-abiding society. Given that, I am disgusted with the rush to justice shown by the mainstream media and certain self-appointed leaders in the black community.

  • Veterans eligible for new state ID

    ISSUE: Veterans designation on state driver's license 
    OUR VIEW: A fitting tribute and a tangible benefit

    At a time when veterans benefits are under attack in Washington and viewed as little more than bill payers for other more important programs, it is heartening to see the Kentucky state legislature take another meaningful step to recognize and show tangible appreciation for Kentucky’s veterans.

  • April 11, 2012: Our readers write

    Denying baptism

    It has been good to see many express their desire to turn their lives around through jail ministry.  The greatest power to change hearts is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • United Way stirs the conversation

    ISSUE: United Way’s Community Conversation 
    OUR VIEW: Pro-active approach generates discussion  

    A public screening and subsequent discussion of a documentary film centering on the current state of the education professional and its future in the United States were held locally, thanks in part to United Way of Central Kentucky. It was one of 10 taking place in cities across the commonwealth simultaneously on a Tuesday evening in March and the first of its kind for UWCK.

  • April 10, 2012: Our readers write

    Campaign success belongs to all

  • Path to consolidation easier to understand now

    ISSUE: Passage of House Bill 189
    OUR VIEW:
    A model of cooperation for all to follow

    An issue that surfaced during preliminary discussions about restructuring government in Hardin County has led to a revision of state law.

    House Bill 189 clarifies a legal ambiguity in previous legislation allowing voters to consider unified government.

    As revised, voters in existing cities and towns can reject the concept of governmental merger even if the county vote as a whole favors the concept.

  • When travelers find each other

    My wife and I were the only customers in the souvenir and gift shop, lone shoppers during an off-season in Daytona Beach, Fla.

    The lady at the cash register was kind but guarded, like the person checking your ID at airport security. But something about this lady intrigued me: Was she shy or resentful? Uncaring or prudent? Calloused or bruised?

    Directing me to the next aisle, she snapped, staccato style, “Sweatshirts and hoodies over there; caps, next aisle.”

    Her accent, which I guessed to be Eastern European, was heavy.

  • April 9, 2012: Our readers write

    On jail baptism

    I have been reading recent articles about the area’s jail baptism conflict. In an April 1 column, a writer made the comment, “It’s essential to begin by seeking to understand.” I was hoping this column would help readers and members of Hardin Fiscal Court understand it better.

    I don’t think baptism is about any legalistic points of view or any personal interpretation.