Today's Opinions

  • Dec. 8, 2013: Our readers write

    Renewed questions about school taxes

    The Hardin County Schools superintendent was just selected as the Kentucky Superintendent of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. It’s a very prestigious award.

  • When you're a kid, nothing tops a snow day

    Does anything in adult life quite compare to a snow day?

    It simply has no equal.

    As the temperatures dove and Friday’s forecast became an alert, then a watch and finally a warning, kids in countless homes crossed their fingers and offered silent prayers for snow.

    Remember the anticipation and excitement building as the forecasters predicted pending gloom?

    When accumulation figures were described in terms of inches, we became almost giddy.

  • Basketball dream on pace for goal

    ISSUE: Update on Basketball Hall of Fame
    OUR VIEW: It’s much more than a dream now

  • Johnston paves the way for district improvement

    TOPIC: Superintendent's top honor
    Best leaders strive for improvement

    The best leaders in any profession are always looking for ways to make tomorrow better than today, constantly striving for improvement and not resting with the satisfaction of past accomplishments.

    Nannette Johnston perfectly fits that description.

  • Sometimes, the joy truly is in the journey

    I pressed on, hiking about 50 feet in front of Mary, who was straining to keep up. Dave, not in any particular hurry, lagged behind her another 15 yards or so.

    “I just know the clearing in the woods was right about here,” I shouted back to my two grown children.

    Still unable to find the clearing, I picked up my pace even more, stretching the distance between the three of us.

  • Dec. 4, 2013: Our readers write

    Important to remember still

    Dec. 7, 1941 — the attack on Pearl Harbor — was a day that has remained in infamy. Very few servicemembers who personally remember that day are still among us. The American Legion Auxiliary encourages everyone to do what they can to keep Pearl Harbor a part of our national consciousness. 

  • Football fans enjoy banner year

    ISSUE:Area high school football

    OUR VIEW:One of best seasons in a years


    Only six high school football teams in the state of Kentucky can say they ended their 2013 seasons with a championship win.

    MeadeCountycould be one of those teams.

    The Green Wave has rolled to four straight postseason wins and took down Louisville Butler in the state semifinals last week.

    Now, Meade County returns to a state title game for the first since 1991.

  • Dec. 3, 2013: Our readers write

    Shop with a Cop worthy of support

    I would like to share a story about a wonderful program and my little brother.

    It was in the late 1970s and my brother and I were in grade school. He was a couple years behind me. One day, he came home so excited because he was chosen to go on a shopping trip with the school and the coolest part was that it was going to be with a cop.

    I was so excited for him, but to be honest, I also was a little jealous.