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Today's Opinions

  • Dec. 19, 2011: Our readers write

    Erbe’s disservice
    As a Muslim feminist (and woman), I was saddened and discouraged by Thursday’s editorial page column on the subject of Islam and women’s rights, “When religion rules law, women lose.” I am sure other Muslim readers also were disturbed. Ms. Erbe, like many commentators on the Muslim world, makes broad and unfair generalizations.

  • Hoping to share 'good tidings of great joy'

    The Christmas season is a time of joy. Great joy, in fact, if you read the King James Version of Luke’s account of the Messiah’s birth.

    If that’s so, why are so many people miserable?

    Crowded parking lots and shopping frenzies put many of us on edge. Then there’s the extra hussle and hassle to fit in work celebrations, family gatherings and extra decorating, extra cooking and extra cleaning necessary to stage the perfect holiday.

    Holidays can be a burden, leaving some folks feeling more pooped than pumped.

  • Dec, 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Are we thankful?
    Thanksgiving and Christmas are times of the year to be thankful for the gifts and blessings we have been given and to rejoice in the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I believe we get confused on things of importance during this season.

  • Law needs to clearly ban teacher-student sex

    ISSUE: Sexual contact between teachers and students
    OUR VIEW: Law should clearly call it sexual abuse

  • Dec. 16, 2011: Our readers write

    Supporting coal
    It has been said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can promulgate new regulations without respect to any socioeconomic impact consideration. In other words, if the EPA thinks it is good for us, they can make it come to pass at whatever the cost might be.

  • Federal government needs to apply REINS

    ISSUE: Federal regulatory agencies
    OUR VIEW: System should include Congress

    Two Kentucky legislators are at the forefront of Congressional action designed to rein in the federal government and reaffirm the time-honored system of checks and balances that made the nation great.

  • Alcohol ordinances put cities to test

    ISSUE: Local alcohol regulations
    OUR VIEW: Cities have been busy

    When local voters decided in October to relax alcohol sales in Hardin County's three largest cities, the work of getting it done came to rest with the city governments.

    The question on the ballot was quite simple: Do you favor the sale of alcoholic beverages? As usual, the process of implementation is not at all simple.

  • Acknowledging a woman who recognizes others

    ISSUE: Donna Betson and Wreaths Across America
    OUR VIEW: Well-deserved recognition of volunteer and leader

    Morrill Worcester’s name may not be familiar to many Hardin Countians, but Donna Betson’s should be. Although they likely never met one another in person, there is an important connection these two incredibly giving people have with one another. And the beneficiaries of their connection are the soldiers and families their collective work memorializes through the Wreaths Across America organization.