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Today's Opinions

  • Sept. 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Don’t forget the past
    Recently one of your letters said that Hardin County was in the “Dark Ages.” We’re far from the dark ages, but we do face some dark days. At one time, May 1988, Hardin County was “lit up” all across the nation, because of the alcohol-related Carrollton bus crash.

  • Habitat's Mega Build upgrades community

    ISSUE: Habitat for Humanity's Mega Build 
    OUR VIEW: Project improves quality of life 

    Col. Samuel Haycraft is credited in Elizabethtown history as being one of three early settlers in the area. Along with Capt. Thomas Helm and Col. Andrew Hynes, Haycraft is recorded to have built three blockhouse stockades in 1779 as protective shelter and defense against the Native Americans that weren’t particularly happy to share the local wilderness with these newcomers.

  • Local minister offers Bible-based view of alcohol

    By Michael Galloway

    It was a normal church event for those involved. In my work, I have taken many a group of youth on a trip just like it. The youth group had decided to take a trip to King’s Island and had taken a bus.

    I can imagine the group having loads of fun at the amusement park until it was time to come home. The kids on the bus were probably tired, maybe a little cranky; after all it was 11 p.m.

  • Desires and dreams could use some money

    Charitable foundations can and do perform philanthropic acts that benefit the community as a whole. Lately, we've been hearing about the potential of foundations to spur community development in areas ranging from education to economics.

    The North Central Education Foundation, best known because it fueled the establishment of what has become Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, has been involved in everything from high-minded research to providing property for bricks and mortar projects such as the Hardin County Public Library's main branch.

  • Sept. 27, 2011: Our readers write

    The absentee Beshear
    Kentuckians. Gov. Steve Beshear courts the military to score political points, but has been MIA in dealing with what plagues Kentucky. Kentucky is a welfare state, a bankrupt state.
    Beshear, last year you balanced the budget with nonstimulus money that went to prop up unions that support you and President Barack Obama. You paid for Medicaid this year with borrowed money from next year’s budget and you balanced this year’s budget by mortgaging Kentucky’s future.

  • Discovering diamonds in your own life

    “It’s taken me a lifetime to get here and I don’t live that far,” she said as we were walking toward the monastery, just before we passed the sign that says, “Silence beyond this point.”

  • Sept. 25, 2011: Our readers write

    Where’s Steve?
    Heard of the children’s game Where’s Waldo? Well it looks like we have our own version going on in Kentucky called Where’s Steve? It seems that since he has a comfortable lead in the polls and a large bankroll from the casino industry, Gov. Steve Beshear has decided he can skip the debates and hide behind his many TV commercials. He snubbed our local Brushy Fork Debates in Vine Grove while Sen. David Williams showed up to talk and answer questions.

  • Foundation hopes to define bold agenda for community

    The Army’s 2005 Base Realignment and Closure efforts are complete and we celebrate the significant benefits for our region. The Fort Knox transformation spurred collaboration among communities, yielded cooperation among leadership and garnered optimism from business leaders. It made us more mindful, more focused, more deliberate when thinking of our community and its future.