Today's Opinions

  • Aug. 2, 2011: Our readers write

    Media missing important item
    I feel today’s media is missing the most important item be it print, audio or video. Today’s media coverage is mostly about the debt ceiling. Important yes, but not nearly as important as the economy. The reason often given is fear of a credit rating downgrading. One can’t eat a credit rating, but one can eat if they have a job.

  • Smokin' hot is in eye of beholder

    “Lord, I want to thank you for my smoking’ hot wife…”

    No, I didn’t say it! (My wife warned me if I prayed that publicly it might be my last prayer.)

    Those are the words of the Rev. Joe Nelms, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lebanon, Tenn., praying at NASCAR’s Federated 300 Nationwide Series Race in Nashville recently. Pastor Nelms became an instant star on the internet with comments about his prayer ranging from “the greatest prayer ever” to “blasphemous.” 

    It is neither.

  • Unification talk raises issue about county’s role

    It’s good to consider new ways of doing business. Rather than accept things as they are, let’s consider how they could be — or even how they should be.

    An extensive study of consolidated government in other cities and a year’s worth of research, interviews and consideration has led Hardin County United to recommend that unification of government be considered locally.

  • July 31, 2011: Our readers write

    Shame on today’s economy
    Shame on us for electing Mitch McConnell. Let’s not raise taxes on the rich, just cut Medicaid and Social Security. We, the people who can read, write and use computers, should let the government and states know we are mad and we aren’t taking it anymore. It is time to take back America. Let’s start with NAFTA. It is from our Clinton days. Stop sending jobs to other countries. Give people jobs so they can make a decent living.

  • HMH partnership aids improvement

    ISSUE: Hospital seeks to improve service and perception
    OUR VIEW: Partnership can help increase hospital value

  • Rev up the engine with downtown fun

    The issue: Cruisin' the Heartland
    Our view: Accomplishing its goal

    Ladies and gentlemen, start the engine. The engine of redevelopment in downtown Elizabethtown, that is.

    The return this weekend of the immensely successful Cruisin’ the Heartland is another opportunity to remember yesteryear, the music, the dances, seeing movies at the State Theater and admiring the cars. It’s an opportunity to walk downtown’s streets, admire the architecture and mingle with friends and neighbors.

  • July 28, 2011: Our readers write

    A dangerous game

  • New school year brings new opportunity

    The issue: New school year
    Our view: There's work for everyone

    Summer break is over and it is time to get down to the business of education.

    A new school year means a blank slate for students, but also parents, teachers and school administrators at all levels. Gearing up with the right supplies gets the year off to a good start.