Today's Opinions

  • Coal exports unleash economic power

    When Mark Twain read his (obviously) premature obituary in the New York Times, he famously quipped: “the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

    Now more than 100 years later, some of Kentucky’s most radical environmentalists have read the tea leaves concerning the recent loss of thousands of coal-mining jobs in Kentucky and are gleefully gearing up for a celebration of the industry’s demise.

  • June 21, 2013: Our readers write

    As buses come and go

    Of public transportation here in Hardin County, a question needs to be asked: Are we are beating a dead horse?

    Yes, a number of transportation studies for well more than a decade show a need for a transit system here in Hardin County — Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Vine Grove and Fort Knox — and found it wanted by the public and feasible to establish.

    Why haven’t fixed routes been set up except on paper and buses seen here are just another taxi service limited to the elderly or disabled.

  • The Dixie Diet works

    ISSUE: Realignment of Dixie Avenue
    OUR VIEW: Thinking outside the lanes pays off

    After years of consternation, fretting and sometimes silly attempts to improve traffic flow through downtown Elizabethtown, the Kentucky Department of Transportation took what seemed like a counter-intuitive step. U.S. 31W was put on a diet.

    As modes of transportation evolved and the area grew over the years, planners sought to accommodate the increased volume of automobile traffic on the street also known as Dixie Avenue.

  • Next mayor must keep E'town moving

    Issue: Choosing Elizabethtown's next mayor
    Our View: Appointee should press on

    On Monday, Elizabethtown City Council will convene for the first time since Mayor Tim Walker’s unexpected death.

    The council members face a critical decision. They must choose Elizabethtown’s interim mayor in fewer than 30 days or Gov. Steve Beshear will.

  • June 19, 2013: Our Readers Write

    Finding a four-legged friend

    I very recently adopted a mixed breed dog from the Hardin County Animal Shelter. This has been one of the greatest moments of my life, besides getting married and having my child. Initially I went into the shelter one weekend, just to look around and visit the pets.

  • Walker a friend to military and all

    By Col. Bruce Jenkins

    An impactful man and a humble servant. That is how I will forever remember Tim Walker, the great mayor of Elizabethtown.

    He was a true friend of the military. In fact, hardly a week would go by without me seeing him because of his committed interest in strengthening partnerships between the Elizabethtown and Fort Knox communities.

  • June 18, 2013: Our readers write

    Walker family appreciates community support

    To Our Family of Elizabethtown:

    Today, her husband, our father, our uncle, our cousin, our granddad, our son, our leader, and our best friend will be laid to rest.

  • Pats on the back and other praise

    ISSUE: Good news all around us

    OUR VIEW: Fine things going on

    When it comes to girls’ track and field this year, nobody did it better in Kentucky in Class 3-A than North Hardin High School sophomore Kianna Gray.

    At last month’s state meet in Louisville, Gray captured the 100-meter hurdles and the 100 and 200 dashes and finished third in the 400 dash.