Today's Opinions

  • April 18, 2012: Our readers write

    Re-electing Obama is in America’s best interest

  • April 18, 2012: Our readers write

    Re-electing Obama is in America’s best interest

  • Cancer study volunteers considered local heroes

    ISSUE: Cancer research locally
    OUR VIEW: Participants deserve praise 

    Cancer touches each of us in some form or fashion, either through a friend, relative or neighbor or personally. At some point in our lives, we will deal with this disease directly or indirectly.

  • April 17, 2012: Our readers write

    Let them be baptized

    I believe the jailer should allow Elizabethtown Church of Christ to baptize inmates of the Hardin County jail.

  • Heartland promises what can be delivered

    ISSUE: Ready for another Heartland Festival
    OUR VIEW: Re-establish a baseline for success

    The Heartland Festival will return late this summer for its 30th year.

    Over the course of its history, the event has evolved, changed and re-invented itself. It began as a community celebration and grew into a spectacle known statewide.

    For a time, the Heartland Festival was listed as one of Kentucky’s premiere events. It appeared on Top 10 lists in state tourism calendars.

  • A bad week for bad boys

    Last week was a bad week for bad boys.

    First, 51-year-old Bobby Petrino, at the height of his career, got himself fired as the University of Arkansas football coach for allegedly trying to deceive the university’s athletic director about the coach’s relationship with the 25-year-old football employee and former volleyball player, Jessica Dorrell.

    Then 11 Secret Service agents were placed on administrative leave for allegedly being involved with prostitutes in Cartagena, Columbia, while preparing for President Obama’s visit.

  • April 15, 2012: Our readers write

    Enough special sessions already

    Once again, the Kentucky legislature has failed to take care of business in the regular legislative session. At a time when state employees can’t receive annual raises and retirees can’t receive cost-of-living raises, the governor must call a special legislative session to address the transportation bill.

  • No. 15 is a pretty healthy ranking

    ISSUE: Hardin County's health
    OUR VIEW: There’s room for improvement

    Earlier this month, the County Health Ranking listed Hardin County as the 15th healthiest of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

    Although the county dropped from its rank of 14 in 2011, there were some good nuggets — and not the fast-food kind — to be found in the report.

    For example, Hardin County’s rates for premature death, excessive drinking and motor vehicle crash deaths were lower than state averages.