Today's Opinions

  • Nov. 27, 2013: Our readers write

    Be careful where you get your info

    The earth is flat, man can’t fly, computers aren’t for the home, trains can’t go faster than 30 miles an hour, tomatoes are poison. All the above were thought patterns once upon a time that limited human potential, knowledge, progress and enjoyment. 

  • Thanks for a thankless job

    ISSUE: Community Professional of the Year
    OUR VIEW: Offer congratulations to Rick Games

    Economic development and industrial recruiting can be a thankless job.

    New manufacturing announcements are not a daily occurrence. Unless your community is Utopia with zero unemployment and every person realizing their personal career objectives, someone always thinks the economic development efforts could be better.

  • Convergence of holidays prompts unique ideas

    It won’t happen again until the year 79811. That’s 77,798 years from now. So if you’re Jewish, enjoy the moment.

     I’m referring to the concurrence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

    Some American Jews are calling it Thanksgivukkah.

    Actually, Hanukkah begins on the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving, which this year falls on Nov. 28. It’s a rare occasion for Jews to celebrate two holidays at once, one uniquely American and the other singularly Jewish.

  • Nov. 24, 2013: Our readers write

    Consider fairness in waste collection

    As the contract for solid waste disposal with Waste Management comes to an end and the Radcliff City Council discusses new options and decisions to go back to a twice weekly pick up at a higher rate for customers, I would like to add my opinion.

  • Earliest news memories are black and white

    In the blur of memories that define childhood, a few images jump forward with vivid detail.

    A neighbor removing the storm door after I locked my baby sister alone inside; Uncle Earl carrying my bed from our old house next door to the new house; and TV news coverage following the Kennedy assassination.

    I was 5, almost 6. In that time before kindergarten, still a preschooler with his days largely dictated by games, pets and imaginary friends living in a tree stump.

  • Power of a penny

    ISSUE: Chamber supports local-option sales tax
    OUR VIEW: Study and research this revenue option

    Adding another penny to sales taxes could generate more than $6.15 million annually just in Hardin County.

    That number, which is based on 2011 collections estimates from the Kentucky Department of Revenue, actually could be higher. Many major retailers, such as Wal-Mart, write the state one cumulative check for sales tax at all its locations and do not break out the data by county.

  • Giving thanks for holiday diligence

    The website TodayIFoundOut .com contains hidden facts about Thanksgiving that should make us appreciative for blessings beyond our table’s bountiful spread.

    Take, for example, the pioneering Sarah Josepha Buell Hale. Chances are you’d be pulling an 8-to-5 and there would be nothing at all special about November’s fourth Thursday if it had not been for Hale, who lobbied five different presidents for 20 years to make Thanksgiving a national holiday.

  • Nov. 21, 2013: Our readers write

    Protect your pets against winter chill

    Winter, with its bitter wind, rain and snow, is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to check our dog houses, patching and repairing all cracks and leaks. It also is time for new, clean bedding and straw is best. This bedding will need to be replaced often; putting a board along the bottom of the door opening will help keep the bedding inside the house. Also, turning the door away from the wind helps protect your dog from the cold.