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Today's Opinions

  • Aug. 11, 2011: Our readers write

    Support makes productions possible

  • Sonora pays tribute to town's veterans

    The issue: Sonora Veterans Memorial
    Our view: A fitting community tribute 

    Two of the most meaningful words in the world are “thank you.” When said with sincerity and deep appreciation those words can erase pain, boost morale and uplift entire communities.

    Some patriotic and grateful residents of Sonora are giving deeply felt thanks to hometown heroes by creating a Veterans Memorial Park.

  • Walking in another's skin

    In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch tells his daughter: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

    In the past several weeks, I had a chance to do a little walking around in another’s skin. A co-worker and I have been working on a series of stories about poverty in Hardin County.

    I talked to homeless people, others living in low-income housing and just trying to keep their heads above water.

  • Aug. 10, 2011: Our readers write

    Concerning unification
    I have seen many articles over the past few weeks talking about a county merger, and a few days ago I attended the elected officials forum at Hardin Memorial Hospital so I could have questions answered that many of our residents in Radcliff wanted to know. How has it worked for other cities? What will happen city services? The big question is, where will the money come from? But I never got around to asking any of those questions so here is I would like to share about the idea of a merger.

  • Aug. 9, 2011: Our readers write

    Challengers unimpressive at Fancy Farm
    Republican Jamie Comer is a friend of agriculture and deserves to be elected as agriculture commissioner, but the other folks on the GOP roster are having a hard time connecting with voters and it showed at the 131st Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County.

  • County's surplus can be traced to Berry's commitment

    The issue: Hardin County's fiscal surplus
    Our view: Top-down accountability pays 

  • Chuck Campbell leaves legacy with his students

    Years after students have cleared out of their high schools and life has taken them in various directions, reflecting on the people who impacted their lives is natural.

    For students who found their way into band, Chuck Campbell touched many lives in Hardin and Clark counties.

    The former band director at North Hardin High School, East Hardin High School and George Rogers Clark High School died July 30 in Nashville after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 70.

    Campbell’s love for music and people won’t be forgotten.

  • Looking for personal magic thanks to a movie moment

    It’s been quite a summer for movies: I was hijacked to Bangkok by "Hangover II," thankful for the bad bosses I haven’t had in "Horrible Bosses," reminded that women can be just as flat-out stupid-crazy as men in "Bridesmaids" and glad I’m not anyone but me in "The Changeup."

    But my favorite film of the summer is one that catapulted me back in time to another era, a golden age.