Today's Opinions

  • Big wins by many

    KUDOS: Praising positives in community

    If you are going to read this editorial, be warned that it is all good news; we're going to brag on some local students in the Hardin County Schools system.

    STRIKING IT BIG IN BOWLING. In the three years that bowling has been a sanctioned high school sport in Kentucky, the area has seen moderate success.

  • What to do when your email is hacked

    Has your email account been hacked? We are hearing more and more about hacked email accounts, in which individual’s accounts are being hijacked by scammers and used to send spam to victims’ contacts.

    Getting hacked can happen to anyone.

    First, the scammer needs your email address, which is easy. You may have given it to the scammer without knowing, because your email address is on hundreds or thousands of messages you send out and those emails often are circulated. Also, email addresses are easy to guess – first name, last name, etc.

  • March 2, 2014: Our readers write

    Speaking up for a proven leader

    “There is nothing to be learned from the second kick of a mule.” This is a well-known quote from Sen. Mitch McConnell. Like my friend, Debra, I also attended that meeting and found myself liking Mr. Bevins even though I dreaded what he was trying to do.

  • Feb. 28, 2014: Our readers write

    Taking a stand on smoking

    As leaders of major faith groups, we believe Kentucky’s elected leaders need to take urgent action to improve the health of our state. During the 2014 legislative session, our elected officials will be examining the smoke-free issue once again. Rarely is such an opportunity available to profoundly impact our communities. We call on all our state’s leaders to work together to turn potential into progress and reduce the toll of tobacco in Kentucky, a state that leads the nation in lung cancer and other chronic diseases.

  • Community benefactors

    ISSUE: Creation of Alexis de Tocqueville Society
    Philanthropy will be impacted by membershi

  • Feb. 27, 2014: Our readers write

    Modest hero’s death is loss to community

    Our Radcliff community lost another hero recently. Command Sgt. Maj. John Nichols passed away.

    I knew John through Camp Knox Lodge. He guided me through my proficiency as I became a Master Mason. John was a tireless, selfless leader who always put others first. He was the first to show up when something needed to be done and the one who would turn out the lights after everyone else left.

  • Simple dispute; difficult to resolve

    ISSUE: Pending zone change ruling for quarry
    OUR VIEW: Commissioners must render decision

    A rock quarry has operated in the hollows along Battle Training Road since 1949. Over the years, it has adapted to untold changes in equipment, engineering and excavation tactics and mounting state regulations. The quarry’s current owners, Vulcan Lands, recently came upon another hurdle as it considered expansion.

  • Mayor's leadership turns the tide

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's new pool plans

    OUR VIEW: City is taking right step

    Defining moments rarely are expected.

    After the untimely death of Tim Walker, City Councilwoman Edna Berger volunteered to step into the void and serve the remainder of his term. After much behind-closed-doors discussion and apparent soul-searching on the part of other prospective candidates, the council selected her for the job.

    That alone was a defining moment.