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Today's Opinions

  • United Way stirs the conversation

    ISSUE: United Way’s Community Conversation 
    OUR VIEW: Pro-active approach generates discussion  

    A public screening and subsequent discussion of a documentary film centering on the current state of the education professional and its future in the United States were held locally, thanks in part to United Way of Central Kentucky. It was one of 10 taking place in cities across the commonwealth simultaneously on a Tuesday evening in March and the first of its kind for UWCK.

  • April 10, 2012: Our readers write

    Campaign success belongs to all

  • Path to consolidation easier to understand now

    ISSUE: Passage of House Bill 189
    OUR VIEW:
    A model of cooperation for all to follow

    An issue that surfaced during preliminary discussions about restructuring government in Hardin County has led to a revision of state law.

    House Bill 189 clarifies a legal ambiguity in previous legislation allowing voters to consider unified government.

    As revised, voters in existing cities and towns can reject the concept of governmental merger even if the county vote as a whole favors the concept.

  • When travelers find each other

    My wife and I were the only customers in the souvenir and gift shop, lone shoppers during an off-season in Daytona Beach, Fla.

    The lady at the cash register was kind but guarded, like the person checking your ID at airport security. But something about this lady intrigued me: Was she shy or resentful? Uncaring or prudent? Calloused or bruised?

    Directing me to the next aisle, she snapped, staccato style, “Sweatshirts and hoodies over there; caps, next aisle.”

    Her accent, which I guessed to be Eastern European, was heavy.

  • April 9, 2012: Our readers write

    On jail baptism

    I have been reading recent articles about the area’s jail baptism conflict. In an April 1 column, a writer made the comment, “It’s essential to begin by seeking to understand.” I was hoping this column would help readers and members of Hardin Fiscal Court understand it better.

    I don’t think baptism is about any legalistic points of view or any personal interpretation.

  • April 8, 2012: Our readers write

    Pass Right to Repair Act to support military families 

  • Discussing baptism ban on Easter Sunday

    ISSUE: Baptism ban at county jail
    OUR VIEW: Jailer is justified in reasoning

    Today is Easter, a time of significant celebration in the lives of Christians. Believers celebrate the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb three days following his sacrificial death on the cross. For the faithful who follow Jesus, the importance of his atoning death, burial and resurrection prophesized in the Old Testament and recounted in the New Testament of the Bible is eternal.

  • April 6, 2012: Our readers write

    Due process should be honored

    On the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, I wasn’t there so I don’t have an opinion, at this point, as to who the real bad guy was. There is too much that I’d like to know before I could come to any conclusion. Any time someone is killed, it’s a tragedy. There’s nothing glamorous about it.