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Today's Opinions

  • Pardon my blush

    I could feel the veins in my face grow suddenly warm as I imagined my cheeks glowing bright red, signaling to all that I was blushing.

    It happened in the post office. Clinking shut the little door to my mail box, I whirled around to see the usual long line waiting at the counter. And there with her back turned to me was one of my parishioners. I sneaked up to her and bending my finger to form a knuckle, tapped her on the arm, mouthing a clicking sound as I did, thinking she would laugh when she saw that it was me, her pastor who was teasing her.

  • Community colleges address achievement gap

    Every February during Black History Month, we honor outstanding African-American inventors, activists and trailblazers who have made significant impacts on society. But not everyone who has made a difference will find their names in a textbook. There are thousands of unsung heroes in every Kentucky community who deserve recognition.

  • Feb. 7, 2012: Our readers write

    Obama’s complications with Catholicism

  • EIS Community Nights provide forum for input

    ISSUE: EIS Community Night
    OUR VIEW: Vital information shared

    If the debut is any example, Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ new series of Community Night discussions hold great promise.

    The Community Night format is not another school social gathering or feel-good session. The Jan. 30 meeting offered a serious topic thoughtfully discussed with access to experts and fact-based information.

    That’s a formula for brainstorming and discovering a path to success.

  • Feb. 5, 2012: Our readers write

    A matter of safe access
    Have you noticed the two signs located in the parking lot of Home Depot when you were trying to get to Towne Mall? The ones that read “No Thru Traffic.” Surely you have, that is if you have traveled from Veterans Way or the Woodland Drive/Buford Lane detour to Ring Road. One cannot turn left from Ring Road to get to the mall unless you turn at the red light, drive through Home Depot’s parking lot and then turn left on Woodland Drive.

  • Failure is not an option

    ISSUE: School budgets
    OUR VIEW: Solvable problems

    School districts, like businesses, are faced with doing more with less. But unlike businesses, they have little control over the revenue with which they have to work.

    Unlike businesses, school districts have no control over who they serve. Indeed, they often face federal mandates, many unfunded, about services they must provide and to whom.

    In Frankfort, legislators are wrestling with the next biennium budget. Already things look grim.

  • Performing well on the farm, on the field and in business

    TOPIC: Area accomplishments
    OUR VIEW: Job well done

    Wednesday was the start of a big period in the lives of many area student-athletes in Hardin County and the country.

    It was national signing day for sports such as football, soccer, and track and field, meaning student-athletes could have fulfilled lifelong missions by signing a scholarship to not only continue playing a sport in college, but most importantly continue their educations.

  • Assigning a value to information: Changing online business model

    The cost of something is not the same as what it's worth.

    • Good health is priceless but health care can be quite costly.
    • A warm February day filled with sunshine comes with no price tag but delivers loads of value.
    • No amount of cash can warm your heart like a grandchild's impromptu hug.

    So how much is information worth?