Today's Opinions

  • Derby weekend is about safety

    ISSUE: Derby time is here
    You can’t be too careful

    The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby will provide another shining moment in our state’s history. It is so much more than just a horse race. It truly is Kentucky’s opportunity to showcase all it represents.

  • How politics has changed

    When two senators recently got into a spat over whether the Boston Marathon bombings were being politicized, the news was everywhere within minutes. Reams of commentary quickly followed.

    In the maneuvering over gun-control legislation, every twist and turn was reported instantly and then endlessly debated.

    As the effects of the federal sequester start to make themselves felt, outlets in every medium — print, television, online — are carrying both the news and the inevitable partisan sniping over its meaning.

  • EIS, let the building continue

    ISSUE: EIS hires next superintendent
    OUR VIEW: Smooth transition expected

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools Board of Education adopted a strategic plan about two years ago. Within that plan, the district identified an overall four-piece objective: interventions, college and career readiness, family and business partnerships and a quality teacher in every classroom.

  • May 1, 2013: Our readers write

    Medical movement

    Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry insinuated in his letter that I own land where a proposed county government building might be constructed. I would like to assure the judge I do not own a square inch of property downtown. My main concern is not moving county offices from downtown but rather with Hardin Memorial Hospital, which I spent a lifetime helping to build.

  • A few clicks online can put a smile on Mackenzie’s face


    Three years ago, I was at an airport waiting for a flight home on a beautiful November day.

    Minding my own business concentrating on the book I was reading, suddenly out of the corner of my eye, lights flashed. I looked over to see a smiling seemingly healthy little girl, the flashing lights were the lights on her wheelchair.

  • April 30, 2013: Our readers write

    HMH a treasure

    I would like to make a special comment about Hardin Memorial Hospital.

    I was admitted to the hospital for different surgeries. I received outstanding service from the staff to the surgeon for my excellent care and recovery.

    It is comforting to have such a good service provider at HMH.

  • Take action for those with special needs

    ISSUE: Raising money and awareness
    OUR VIEW: Thanks to all

    If you’ve caught a J.T. Alton Middle School volleyball game, you might have seen the players’ socks decorated with a puzzle-piece pattern, a symbol for autism awareness. You also may have come across a Facebook page called “Dylan’s Journey: Your journey is just as important! Support AUTISM!,” meant to connect families with autistic children.

  • Crazy or just hootchie cootchie googooing?

    Standing at the end of the aisle in the department store, I heard loud noises from someone coming closer. “Woo who, boo boo, waahhh waahhh.”

    The weird sounds were coming from a lady walking down the aisle. And the closer she got to me, the louder her babbling became. She looked to be 60 something and the younger woman following close behind her I assumed to be the older lady’s 20-something daughter.