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Today's Opinions

  • Another earth, another year: Why not another you?

    Scientists have discovered another earth. Well, sort of.

    Earlier this month, NASA’s Kepler space telescope team announced the discovery of Kepler-22b located in what is called a “habitable zone,” meaning an environment that’s not too hot or too cold for the possibility of life. And just last week, the team unveiled two other earth-sized planets, Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, although they are not in the habitable zone.

  • Tebow's success attracts load of unwarranted criticism

    ISSUE: Tim Tebow and faith
    OUR VIEW: Shame on critics

  • HCS considers drug and alcohol policy change

    ISSUE: Hardin County School drug and alcohol policy change
    OUR VIEW: Shortened suspensions benefit students, schools

    In June, the Hardin County Schools Board of Education is expected to revisit possible changes to the district’s drug and alcohol policy.

    District officials want to shorten suspensions of first offenders who possess, use or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at school or a school event, intending for students to spend more time in the classroom.

  • Dec. 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Local mayors deserve applause
    Earlier this month, this newspaper published an editorial and the editorial board encouraged Hardin County residents to show its commitment to education.
    Local mayors answered that call.
    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker and Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall joined a number of decision makers and dined with Western Kentucky University students in Bowling Green’s Downing University Center.

  • Dec. 21, 2011: Our readers write

    Concerning open school prayer
    I read Mr. Charles Haynes’ article on the Dec. 19 opinion page concerning politicians and school prayer and I believe he has missed the point.
    First, the reader must understand that no government will ever have the power to keep anyone from praying whenever and where ever he or she choses to pray.

  • U.S. forces leave Iraqis to settle many questions

    ISSUE: End of the war in Iraq.
    OUR VIEW: Accomplishing what we were asked to do 

  • Change your ways: Help bell ringers

    As the final shopping days of Christmas approach, so does the deadline for helping children and families in need with the annual Salvation Army bell ringer program.
    Throughout Elizabethtown and Radcliff since last month, volunteers at times have stood in the cold, wind and rain, and rang a bell for hours, hoping those who pass by will offer up some change or a few dollars.

  • Surviving Christmas in a blended family

    Christmas can be tough, especially for blended families. And apparently there are plenty of them. It’s been estimated that more than half of Americans live in some form of a blended family. Stepfamily therapist Steven Straub believes that the blended family will become, if it’s not already, the predominate family structure in the United States.