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Today's Opinions

  • Three cheers for area accomplishments

    ISSUE: Big wins, big seasons, big results
    OUR VIEW: Local institutions reach for success

  • Rules about openness should not be drafted by closed minds

    You don’t let wrongdoers write the law.

    Think about that. You wouldn’t let a persistent speeder set the speed limit, a drunken driver determine the legal alcohol level is and you should not let an open-record violator say what should and should not be made public.

    Yet that’s what some in state government would prefer.

  • Judge-executive answers: Whose government is it?

    Many residents incorrectly view county government as just “the government for the unincorporated areas” of the county. In reality, county government provides virtually the same services to every person – city and rural residents alike. In contrast, city governments provide additional services, or increased levels of service, to residents living within their city limits.

    Services provided by county government include:

  • Complicated family communication

    Getting a telephone call from by sister during the work day prompts an immediate emotional reaction. Seeing her name on the cellphone’s display screen brings a quick surge of tension and the beginnings of a knot in my stomach.

    It’s not that she always calls with bad news. It’s usually no big deal. But if she’s calling, it’s probably urgent, particularly if the call comes during the work day.

    We don’t call each other often.

  • Time to stand up for learning

    ISSUE: Library funding
    OUR VIEW: Champion needed

  • Dec. 4, 2011: Our readers write

    Media conviction of Cain
    Star Parker addressed how the liberal left stole the Civil Rights Movement after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died in 1968. They want to steal more. With “deep pockets” and facilitation by blacks willing to sell their skin color for personal gain, they seek to control the perceived black image. Blacks who play that game often attain profitable political careers.

  • Christmas events abundant in county

    TOPIC: Holiday happenings
    OUR VIEW: Christmas spirit alive and well

    Whether it’s a horse-drawn carriage ride on a chilly night, sitting on a sidewalk watching a Christmas parade down a city street, bidding on a cake or watching lights twinkle on a community Christmas tree, Hardin County has something for everyone this time of year.

    And the events are spread throughout the county. Rarely can you find a destination in the county and not see a holiday festivity of some sort.

  • Dec. 1, 2011: Our readers write

    Think long term
    Many residents fought for Elizabethtown to become a second-class city so they could keep the restaurant tax from being imposed to pay for the Elizabethtown Sports Park. 
    I personally have no issue with the restaurant tax and I also support building the sports park. However, I can’t help but wonder how many of those same people now would be opposed to Elizabethtown becoming a second-class city knowing it would allow for bars and restaurants to sell alcohol without the 70/30 rule.