Today's Opinions

  • ECTC has a sporting chance

    TOPIC: Athletics at ECTC
    OUR VIEW: Opportunities for students always a good deal

    Today is Mother’s Day. How would you moms like to one day be able to go see your sons play college baseball at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College?

    It could happen and very soon.

    The rapidly growing school is making a serious push to meet the needs of students by offering intercollegiate athletics for the first time since 1981.

    Teams could be fielded as early as this fall.

  • May 11, 2012: Our readers write

    Traffic tweak needed

    I acknowledge the fact that the new configuration of lanes on West Dixie Avenue is a major improvement to traffic control. It has helped greatly in that the lanes are wider and therefore makes the road easier to use.

  • EPA goes medieval on Kentucky coal

    Roman legions? Horrific crucifixions? Sacking dissenters and making examples out of their deaths?

  • Laurels: From millions to pennies, from cars to carrot sticks

    Today, let’s recognize four efforts deserving of praise.

    UNITED WAY FUNDING. It’s not hard to spend money — even hundreds of thousands of dollars disappear quickly. Spending it wisely is another question.

  • May 10, 2012: Our readers write

    More foster families needed

  • Lincoln's vision gave rise to USDA

    By John W. McCauley, Farm Service Agency

    In the midst of a great Civil War 150 years ago, it was a Kentuckian, President Abraham Lincoln, born in a log cabin at Sinking Springs Farm in present day LaRue County, who signed legislation to establish a Department of Agriculture in order to “acquire and to diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture … and to procure, propagate and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants."

  • Something's got to give

    ISSUE: Proposed water and sewer rate increases
    Hit can't be avoided

    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker summed it up succinctly: “We’ve kicked the can down the road until we’ve kicked it against the wall.”

    He was talking about Elizabethtown’s publicly owned water and sewer utilities.

    New wastewater projects are needed and the cash on hand slowly has evaporated over the last several years.

  • Move to have military counted where they live

    ISSUE: How the Census counts military members
    OUR VIEW: Give U.S. communities credit for deployed troops

    The Census should not short change communities, especially not military communities, say U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Reps. Ed Whitfield and Brett Guthrie.

    The three late last month introduced the Services Members and Communities Act of 2012, a move to change the way deployed service members are counted in the national census taken once every 10 years.