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Today's Opinions

  • Army changes Purple Heart policy

    ISSUE: Purple Heart eligibility
    OUR VIEW: Head injuries should qualify

    The Army’s decision to make more concussion victims eligible for the Purple Heart says more about medical science than military policy.

    As researchers and doctors gain a better understanding of head injuries, the information is changing everything from treatment regimens to high school sports.

  • Sept. 12, 2011: Our readers write

    No need to create
    I’ve been waiting for someone to ask the question, and since I've not seen it posed, I'll raise my hand.
    Why is the Hardin County Schools leadership seeking to build a technical center?

  • Memories in poetry: Terrible Tuesday

    TERRIBLE TUESDAY

    911 was the call and the date,
    when so many lives met their fate.

    Who would have thought such a crime,
    could have happened here in our time?

    The world trade center hit by hijacked planes,
    and a part of the Pentagon zapped in vain.

    A downed plane headed by evil foes,
    averted targets by brave everyday heroes.

    Police and firefighters working around the clock,
    trying to rescue and help, dealing with shock.

  • Hardin County Remembers 9/11

    Facebook reflections from readers on Hardin County Remembers 9/11.

    JESSICA MARCUM

  • One national observance today focuses on family, not tragedy

    Leaving before dawn Thursday, the event involved a 165-mile round trip completed by noon. The activities continued Friday at two separate locations in a city two states away.
    While much of America is occupied and preoccupied by the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, my life revolved around another national observance. Today also is the 32nd anniversary of National Grandparents Day and elementary schools promote the celebration more than any greeting card company.

  • Twenty-three days after 9/11 hard to forget

    by Sharon Thompson

  • Sept. 9, 2011: Our readers write

    KET and religion
    KET promoters say KET delves into all parts of Kentucky life, yet I haven’t seen a program on the impact of the major religions on society. I see history programs that do not mention religion, but about so and so who did something. Schoolbooks were the same.
    The Salvation Army would make a great story and the 25,000 membership in charge of food supply would ensure the poor are fed.
    Where are programs on:

  • Shopping local helps entire community

    ISSUE: Shop Local
    OUR VIEW: It just makes sense

    As a consumer, you have many choices as to how and where you spend your hard-earned money. It is that freedom to make those choices that is a part of our American heritage that young men and women defend every day.