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Today's Opinions

  • Local business interests frustrated by heavy hand of government

    I had the opportunity to hear from businessmen and women Oct. 10 as part of a Small Business Town Hall Meeting in Radcliff. I organized this meeting to bring local business stakeholders together with representatives at the federal and state level. Congressman Brett Guthrie and state Sen. Dennis Parrett joined me at Colvin Community Center to hear feedback and concerns from folks who run businesses here in Hardin County.

  • Radcliff demonstrates good stewardship

    ISSUE: Radcliff paving savings
    OUR VIEW: Focused management results in better service

  • Oct. 19, 2011: Our readers write

    Supporting David Williams
    Fortunately for all voting Kentuckians Gov. Beshear finally made it to a debate between himself and his two challengers. Unfortunately he had already decided that one debate was enough for all Kentuckians to see and hear of their governor’s upcoming plans for our commonwealth. Little of those plans was heard. As one review stated that the debate offered few surprises.

  • Oct. 18, 2011: Our readers write

    There’s good news out there
    Why should a Christian be watching anti-Christian news? It’s teaching us to depend upon government instead of God. With the liberal media, the government is in your face every day. Where’s God?

  • Lost in a GOP Game Day nightmare

    While awaiting the Republican presidential candidates’ debate, I fell asleep, sitting there on my couch. I awoke with a jolt, glanced at my watch and realized the debates already had started. Hurriedly turning the channel to CNN, I anticipated the debate, this one broadcast live from Las Vegas.

    Instead I found College Game Day. I flipped the channel back and tried again: still College Game Day. I checked my clicker and tried once more: College Game Day again. In fact, every channel on TV was College Game Day.

  • Studying the vote totals in search of insight

    Elections teach us about ourselves.

    The local option elections in three communities asked a simple question. In addition to answering yes by 3-to-2 margins in each town, other deeper insight is possible – or at least deeper speculation.

    After the vote, many folks who I encountered remarked with surprise about the margin of victory, particularly in Vine Grove.

    Because Vine Grove’s a smaller community, we often view it as quaint and perhaps parochial in its ways. Consider, however, the nature of this community.

  • Silent sentries

    Issue: Downtown Elizabethtown parking meters
    Our view: There’s life in them yet

    Once upon a time, downtown Elizabethtown was such a hopping place, city leaders installed parking meters to ensure everyone had a chance to visit county offices and patronize the merchants.

    That’s one theory at least.

    Another theory is that way back when, the ogres in City Hall figured out how to make a buck (or at least a nickel) off anybody who had to conduct business with a county office.

  • Oct. 16, 2011: Our readers write

    GOP field is lacking
    When will bold leadership emerge from the Republican Party?
    Last November, the Republican Party swept elections at the state and federal levels. Two months later, members replaced the chairman of the Republican National Committee.
    Today, the Republican slate is weak compared to prior fields. At the national level, candidates and prospective voters are campaigning against President Barack Obama’s landmark legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.