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Today's Opinions

  • True numbers aren't in yet

    Here’s the thing about statistics. You can find one to support any point.
    It might be tempting to run with the numbers concerning driving under the influence arrests between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2 — the first holiday week after beer sales started in three Hardin County cities. We should tap the brakes on that idea.
    During that week, nine were arrested for DUI in Elizabethtown, five in Radcliff and one in Vine Grove. During the same period the prior year, seven were arrested for DUI in Elizabethtown, one in Radcliff and two in Vine Grove.

  • Jan. 19, 2012: Our readers write

    Perceptions, Perceptions
    Perceive: 1: to attain awareness or understanding; 2: to become aware of through the senses. Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary.
    I watched Wednesday’s WLKY interview with Councilman Don Yates and The Bookstore owner, Jerry Brown. The words “perceive” and “perceptions” were used a lot. The question raised was their pursuit of an alcohol license and whether there is an ethics issue or a conflict of interest.

  • Jan. 18, 2012: Our readers write

    Excellent work
    on unification bill

    Congratulations and thanks go out to our State Reps. Jimmie Lee and Tim Moore and also to our State Sen. Dennis Parrett for their quick work on trying to get the laws cleared up on the unification process. Unclear or vague laws can create a lot of confusion and keep us from doing what is best for our city and state.

  • Much ado about waste

    ISSUE: Trash showdown possible
    OUR VIEW: Looking for compromise

    In considering an ordinance that strengthens language about the destination of trash and refuge created in Hardin County, Fiscal Court is protecting the financial integrity of the Pearl Hollow Landfill.

    It’s a business decision in essence.

  • Jan. 17, 2012: Our reader's write

    Appreciative of the flag
    In the last few years Radcliff has been blessed with a number of new eating establishments. The Huddle House, McDonalds and a new Colton’s Steak House are near the intersection of U.S. 31-W and Joe Prather Highway. We no longer have to go to Elizabethtown and pay the 2 percent food tax for a sports complex we do not use.

  • For Tim Tebow, it's all in the numbers

    “Why can’t you do something like that?” My friend jokingly posed that question to me while we were waiting for a church deacons meeting to begin.

  • Managing the stress of caregiving

    Stress. It’s amazing what a small, six-letter word can do to a person’s physical, mental and emotional health. We have all felt stress at different times, and know the havoc it can cause, from the headaches to the ulcers to the fits of uncontrollable crying.

    For many of us, and especially for the caregivers of a loved one with a chronic illness such as Alzheimer’s disease, negative stress often is the leader of other undesirable feelings. Stress, along with guilt, despair and anxiety quickly can eat away at a family caregiver’s entire being.

  • Thurman’s death affects a community

    TOPIC: Death of Amber Thurman
    OUR VIEW: Her impact is long lasting

    The death of beloved Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Principal Amber Thurman sent shockwaves throughout the LaRue County school district.

    Her stunning death in an early morning car crash leaves a void in this tight-knit educational community where it is common for teachers at the various schools to know each other.