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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Feb. 9, 2012: Our readers write

    Voter fraud a myth?
     I do not oppose the requirement of showing IDs to purchase alcohol, just that we should take the same care at the voting booth.  

  • New leader, new vision

    Asked about the biggest surprise so far in taking on the role of post commander at Fort Knox, Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald said there hadn’t been any surprises.

    That’s a sure sign of the right person, properly prepared, in the right job.

    A little later in the conversation, McDonald admitted the number of speaking requests he receives from local organizations has surprised him. That’s a sign of how much ownership this area feels about Fort Knox.

  • Taking the fight against obesity to school cafeterias

    ISSUE: Nutritious school meals
    OUR VIEW:
    (Vegetables + whole grains) – fat = healthier kids

    The school lunch tray is getting an update.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced new rules for school lunches and breakfasts last month. It’s the first time in more than 15 years school meal standards have been raised, and kids will start seeing the menu changes this fall.

    This effort to improve child nutrition and fight childhood obesity is a step forward in a very serious fight.

  • Pardon my blush

    I could feel the veins in my face grow suddenly warm as I imagined my cheeks glowing bright red, signaling to all that I was blushing.

    It happened in the post office. Clinking shut the little door to my mail box, I whirled around to see the usual long line waiting at the counter. And there with her back turned to me was one of my parishioners. I sneaked up to her and bending my finger to form a knuckle, tapped her on the arm, mouthing a clicking sound as I did, thinking she would laugh when she saw that it was me, her pastor who was teasing her.

  • Community colleges address achievement gap

    Every February during Black History Month, we honor outstanding African-American inventors, activists and trailblazers who have made significant impacts on society. But not everyone who has made a difference will find their names in a textbook. There are thousands of unsung heroes in every Kentucky community who deserve recognition.

  • Feb. 7, 2012: Our readers write

    Obama’s complications with Catholicism

  • EIS Community Nights provide forum for input

    ISSUE: EIS Community Night
    OUR VIEW: Vital information shared

    If the debut is any example, Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ new series of Community Night discussions hold great promise.

    The Community Night format is not another school social gathering or feel-good session. The Jan. 30 meeting offered a serious topic thoughtfully discussed with access to experts and fact-based information.

    That’s a formula for brainstorming and discovering a path to success.