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Today's Opinions

  • Lost in a GOP Game Day nightmare

    While awaiting the Republican presidential candidates’ debate, I fell asleep, sitting there on my couch. I awoke with a jolt, glanced at my watch and realized the debates already had started. Hurriedly turning the channel to CNN, I anticipated the debate, this one broadcast live from Las Vegas.

    Instead I found College Game Day. I flipped the channel back and tried again: still College Game Day. I checked my clicker and tried once more: College Game Day again. In fact, every channel on TV was College Game Day.

  • Studying the vote totals in search of insight

    Elections teach us about ourselves.

    The local option elections in three communities asked a simple question. In addition to answering yes by 3-to-2 margins in each town, other deeper insight is possible – or at least deeper speculation.

    After the vote, many folks who I encountered remarked with surprise about the margin of victory, particularly in Vine Grove.

    Because Vine Grove’s a smaller community, we often view it as quaint and perhaps parochial in its ways. Consider, however, the nature of this community.

  • Silent sentries

    Issue: Downtown Elizabethtown parking meters
    Our view: There’s life in them yet

    Once upon a time, downtown Elizabethtown was such a hopping place, city leaders installed parking meters to ensure everyone had a chance to visit county offices and patronize the merchants.

    That’s one theory at least.

    Another theory is that way back when, the ogres in City Hall figured out how to make a buck (or at least a nickel) off anybody who had to conduct business with a county office.

  • Oct. 16, 2011: Our readers write

    GOP field is lacking
    When will bold leadership emerge from the Republican Party?
    Last November, the Republican Party swept elections at the state and federal levels. Two months later, members replaced the chairman of the Republican National Committee.
    Today, the Republican slate is weak compared to prior fields. At the national level, candidates and prospective voters are campaigning against President Barack Obama’s landmark legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • Agreement is first step in designing park's success

    TOPIC: Sports park operational agreement
    OUR VIEW: More work to be done

    Nine months before its grand opening, the much debated and often controversial E’town Sports Park has an operational agreement in place between city government and the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau.

    First thought? It’s about time. This should have been tackled by the previous city administration.

  • Oct. 14, 2011: Our readers write

    Bogus governing
    “Bogus” is defined as simulated/counterfeit/sham/synthetic. Kentucky’s governor should be known as Gov. “Bogus” Beshear.
    Why? His leadership (or lack thereof) is bogus. In January 2010, he proposed such a poor budget that his version tanked in the Democratic House and the Republican Senate because both parties realized expanded gambling as proposed by Beshear was wrong for Kentucky.

  • Share the road and perspective

    The issue: Motorcycle safety
    Our view: All drivers have responsibility to each other

    Whether you drive a motorcycle or an automobile, you have a responsibility to anticipate the hazards and reactions of other drivers.

  • Event today draws attention to danger in community

    ISSUE: Domestic Violence Month
    OUR VIEW: Issue deserving attention