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Today's Opinions

  • Welcome home requires more than ceremonies

    ISSUE: Soldiers returning from combat
    OUR VIEW: Time and understanding needed

    Fort Knox and the community at large celebrated with soldiers’ families Thursday as an advance team of 57 returned from deployment in Afghanistan.

    The return of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division is a long-awaited event. Over the next several weeks, more than 3,400 soldiers will return with the task to be complete by January.

  • Nov. 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Biblical reflections
    The political controversy that followed the recent Hindu ground blessing ceremony in Hardin County has quieted. However, this event revealed a deeper, spiritual issue that lingers on — that many seem to lack understanding of Biblical truth. I write in a loving spirit merely to attempt to show what the Bible says regarding these issues.

  • Pine Valley's future is not a city matter

    ISSUE: Pine Valley foreclosure
    OUR VIEWNot a city government issue

  • Nov. 21, 2011: Our readers write

    Difference of view
    I never cease to be amazed at how effectively our mainstream media can spin facts in favor of those candidates they support or how easily they fool most people. For the good doctor who recently wrote in this paper, I wish you had been there Nov. 1 when State Sen. David Williams addressed the Central Kentucky Tea Party.

  • Nov. 20, 2011: Our readers write

    On antibiotic use
    Antibiotic resistant infections are considered a serious threat to public health by the Center for Disease Control — in 2002 alone, it is estimated that more than 99,000 people died as the result of a hospital-acquired infectious disease. In 1998, the Institute of Medicine estimated antibiotic resistance generated at least $4-$5 billion per year in extra costs to the U.S. health care system.

  • Isolation and inconvenience from construction ends

    Living close to work is ideal.

    I have been a commuter and you can have it.

    Typically, the drive from house to office takes about five minutes. It’s even quicker if the single traffic signal along the route decides to cooperate. That’s not enough time to hear two country songs, which explains while I’m no longer in tune with music coming out of Nashville.

  • Holiday bargain hunting brings out the crowds

    ISSUE: Black Friday shopping
    OUR VIEW: You’d better have a plan

    Annually, shoppers have lined up outside stores, putting their backs to a predawn November chill, waiting for the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season.

  • Nov. 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Care for animals during winter
    Winter, with its bitter wind, rain and snow, is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to check our dog houses and patch and repair all cracks and leaks. It is time for new, clean bedding. Straw is the best and this bedding needs to be replaced often and putting a board along the bottom of the door opening helps keep the bedding inside the house. Also, turning the door away from the wind helps protect your dog from the cold.