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Today's Opinions

  • NHHS shares information, defends against rumors

    ISSUE: School handling of potential threat
    OUR VIEW: Sharing facts is the right response

    When a note was found specifying Friday as the day of a potential threat at North Hardin High School, school officials found themselves balancing obligation to protect students and the necessity of minimizing disruption.

    A key part of North Hardin's plan was to communicate.

  • Nov. 1, 2011: Our readers write

    ECTC suffers a loss
    Over the years, the community college in Elizabethtown has suffered a number of losses through deaths, retirements and legislative action. Now the college is faced with another very devastating loss with the resignation of its provost, Dr. Cynthia Cone.

  • Keep the light of optimism glowing or you may miss out

    I couldn’t take it any longer. Fatigued at the end of the work week and convinced my St. Louis Cardinals would not survive Game 6 of the World Series, I turned the light off and was fast asleep by 11:15 p.m. EDT.

    Early the next morning, Lori asked me who won.

    “Oh, the Texas Rangers did,” I mournfully informed her. “I stayed with the Cardinals until they left the bases loaded and fell behind 7-4.”

  • To infinity and beyond

    TOPIC: Infinite Campus Portal
    OUR VIEW: Parents have a link to child's academics

    With a username and password, parents have a quick click into the academic lives of their children with Infinite Campus.

    Parents quickly can connect to the campus portal to see where their child’s academic standing is in each class, how they performed on a recent test, the class schedule for the entire school year and if there are any unexpected absences.

  • Oct. 30, 2011: Our readers write

    Go to the polls
    As a longtime poll worker, I am ashamed of those people who are eligible to vote but never do or can’t be bothered.
    Your poll workers are at the polls setting up at 5 a.m., and are there until after 6 p.m. and the machines are closed out.

  • Cecilia school delay is unnecessary

    ISSUE: School site in Cecilia
    OUR VIEW: Dispute only will delay project

    A 600-student elementary school in Cecilia is needed for several reasons.

  • Introduction to cultural differences can be uncomfortable

    Our rituals and traditions seem common and make us feel comfortable.

    The rituals and traditions of others can seem odd and make us uncomfortable.

    As Flex Films celebrated its $180 million investment in a new manufacturing site that eventually will create 250 jobs in Elizabethtown, the first hour was devoted to a Hindu ritual.

  • Oct. 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Straight conservative ticket
    U.S. Census data show rising poverty.  The U.S. poverty rate rose to the highest level in almost 20 years, and household income fell in 2010, underscoring the lingering impact of the worst economic slump in 70 years according to Bloomberg News on Sept. 13.