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Today's Opinions

  • Vine Grove dismissal should be clarified

    TOPIC: Chief out, chief in
    OUR VIEW: Mayor owes residents an explanation

    The recent exit of Steve Manning as police chief in Vine Grove has left unanswered questions.

    Tops among them: Why was he removed from office?

    Mayor Blake Proffitt has taken a public stance on Manning’s firing, saying, “We don’t comment on any employment-related issue.’’

  • When you can't say it, try singing it

    She was struggling to tell me something but her words wouldn’t come. All she could do was mumble and that only with great frustration.

    I was holding her hand, trying as best I could to comfort her in her agitation.

    Her son had called me in the early morning hour, his voice quivering. “Could you come to the hospital as soon as possible?” His elderly mom was not doing well: She had apparently suffered another stroke.

  • May 6, 2012: Our readers write

    The ‘Britishness’ of Pelosi

  • Swept up in a dynamic educator's approach to learning

    Mr. and Ms. Employer: Please picture for a moment an ideal world in which new, young employees came equipped with an established work ethic, a history of reliability and a success with the dynamics of team work.

  • Berry presents balanced spending plan

    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry has presented another lean spending plan for Hardin County government to follow in the fiscal year beginning July 1.

    The budget totals $76.5 million with $42.7 million of that marked for Base Realignment and Closure projects, mostly water service projects, where funding flows through county government.

    What’s been presented includes a $30.4 million county operations budget. That’s about 2 percent more than the current budget and it balances without dipping into county savings.

  • Tips for finding a summer camp

    Have you decided where your child is going to go for camp this summer? The Better Business Bureau has tips and business reviews that can help parents find camps that provide safe, rewarding experiences for children.

  • Another batch of accolades

    ISSUE: Three interesting accomplishments
    OUR VIEW: These efforts deserve praise

    Ideas matched with skills and effort bring about accomplishments. Here’s a few more praiseworthy deeds from this community of doers.

  • May 3, 2012: Our readers write

    May is Foster Care Awareness Month

    Many people know of foster care, but few really understand how the system works, the role of the foster parents and most importantly, the experience of the children and youth in care.

    More than 6,800 Kentucky children and youth are in out-of-home care. Most are placed in temporary foster care due to parental neglect or abuse. The average age of a child in care is 10.7 years.

    More than 73 percent of the children/youth in care are white; 19.3 percent are black and 4.3 percent are Hispanic.