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Today's Opinions

  • Oct. 15, 2013: Our readers write

    Alternative methods not safer

  • Free press has rights — and responsibilities

    The First Amendment is very clear in its 45 words that it protects a “free press” along with our rights to religious freedom, free speech and the rights to assemble and petition.

    But the Founders, in effect, placed a responsibility on that free press in return for being the only profession named in the Bill of Rights: The news media were to be a “watchdog on government,” providing us with facts, perspective and sometimes contrarian views that help citizens better chart the course of their government.

  • Oct. 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Loyalty counts

    Karen Sizemore (“Woman fired after chasing shoplifter,” Oct. 11) helped me a number of times in the tool department over the last year or so and not only was sweet as she could be, but extremely helpful. She took as much time as I needed to find the right tool at the right price.

  • Area schools on the move with recent test scores

    ISSUE: Test scores

    OUR VIEW: Numbers matter to a degree

    We live in a numbers society. You gauge how good a basketball player is by a scoring average. How much money you and I may bring home on our paychecks is another indicator of professional success or maybe the number that matters most is where your favorite college football team may be ranked.

    It holds true with the state numbers that come out regarding the testing of our local students. The higher the number the better.

  • Oct. 13, 2013: Our readers write

    KHSAA shakeup

    This week the Kentucky High School Athletic Association issued a new policy statement that following high school athletic events  officials are to leave the area immediately and  schools are strongly discouraged from allowing players to shake hands after the game. If a school chooses to allow players to shake, then the school is responsible for anything that might happen. This policy was issued as a response to a few incidents of uncivil, unsportsmanlike behavior.

  • Message from beyond focuses on scientific discoveries

    My laptop is channeling Carl Sagan. With auto-correct changing my sentences and random freeze-ups deleting my drafts, he is skillfully guiding my words from the great beyond.

  • Legal questions to ask about pipeline easements

    By Terry Geoghegan and Tom FitzGerald
    Guest Columnists
    Landowners contacted by Bluegrass Pipeline Partners LLC, the Williams Co. or one of their representatives about selling an easement for construction of a 24-inch pressurized natural gas liquids pipeline across their property rightfully have questions about whether granting such an easement is in their interest.

  • Oct. 11, 2013: Our reader's write

    Stop childish behavior

    Since Bill Bennett was elected to the Elizaabethtown City Council, Councilman Marty Fulkerson and two-time council race loser Arnold Myers have formed a tag team with one goal in mind: attack Bennett and attempt to discredit him publicly.