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Today's Opinions

  • Traffic fatalities serve as stark warnings

    ISSUE: No watches, warnings on the road
    OUR VIEW: Traffic danger exists everyday

    In a stretch from Clarkson to Hodgenville, four tornadoes touched down in a matter of 90 minutes on Leap Day, Feb. 29.

    Total loss of life: 0.

    In the preceding three days, four severe traffic collisions occurred in roughly the same region.

    Total loss of life: 5.

  • March 5, 2012: Our readers write

    Cliché has it wrong
    Ignorance is not bliss; and certainly when it is arrogantly portrayed as blatant bigotry, the cliché becomes an all too-readily available excuse by others for another’s words or deeds. No, in fact ignorance is divisive, delusional and deadly, but rarely is it blissful.

  • Dispelling myths about Alzheimer's disease

    The advancement of technology is amazing. Information about any given subject is just a few keystrokes away; Google has become part of everyday language. Type in a particular topic and information about the subject instantly appears. If computers and Internet aren’t your forte, television also informs. News channels air a variety of programs 24 hours a day, covering topics from entertainment to current events to health information.

  • Yes means yes on casino amendment

    For more than a decade, there has been extensive discussion regarding the expansion of gambling in Kentucky. The last five years has seen intense debate and several plans put forward regarding the issue. This year’s session of Kentucky’s General Assembly brings us yet another plan, Senate Bill 151 – “an act proposing a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky relating to casino gaming.”

    The persistent discussion of this topic has resulted in many state senators and representatives taking the position of “let the people decide.”

  • March 4, 2012: Our readers write

    Hands off pensions
    As true to national form, Kentucky is failing to ensure its promised pensioners of their full funding and future security. As a 35-year worker for the state Highway Department, I am in fear of losing what we worked for and were promised.
    As Social Security has been used as the national “cookie jar” for Congress and presidential projects, our Kentucky Highway Department pension is being sold down the river for immediate use.

  • Strategic plan's aim: HMH's healthy future

    ISSUE: HMH improvement goals in strategic plan
    OUR VIEW: Aggressive goals will strengthen all 

    If a business isn’t applying rigorous effort into moving forward, it most certainly is falling behind. Any business leader worth his or her salt will quickly confirm this truth. A solid plan outlining actions for improvement, who is responsible for implementing them and how progress will be measured, is key in moving the business from point A to point B.
    Hardin Memorial Health has adopted such a plan.

  • March 2, 2012: Our readers write

    Elect Bryan
    The greed and gridlock must end in Frankfort. Kentuckians need results and momentum from the Kentucky General Assembly. Instead, voters are dealt a dysfunctional and polarized political system.
    Hardin County residents can fight back by electing Kendrick Bryan. The first-time candidate is running for state representative and his platform emphasizes accountability, education, fiscal restraint and job growth.

  • Honoring a great man’s memory

    TOPIC: Virgil Pearman
    OUR VIEW: A major force in Hardin County

    The death of Virgil Pearman hit many in our community hard.

    His impact on Hardin County was felt for decades and will live on for many, many more. While he was born in LaRue County as one of 14 children, he is one of the architects of Radcliff with his long service in Kentucky’s General Assembly and his time as a business owner and builder.