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Today's Opinions

  • Jan. 6, 2012: Our readers write

    Sour mash — er, grapes
    Just because someone attends city council meeting frequently does not make one an expert on the challenging issues in Radcliff. Of course we all have our opinions, but my opinion is the voters have spoken in the most recent vote that alcohol sales be expanded here in Radcliff and in Hardin County.

  • State status for UPike proposed at bad time

    ISSUE: Proposal to add UPike to state system
    OUR VIEW: Don't add to funding burden now

    It’s easy to understand interest in improving educational opportunities in the eastern Kentucky coal fields. Nothing impacts the potential for success in life quite like education. It’s value is immeasurable.

  • When children need help, don't be a bystander

    Over the past few months, a great deal of media attention has been focused on Kentucky’s troubled child welfare system and, more specifically and disturbing, on child deaths at the hands of trusted caregivers and family members.

    As Kentucky lawmakers wrestle with the issue of how to craft laws to prevent child abuse and death, the rest of us shake our heads in collective disbelief and shame. We as a society allow our most vulnerable and precious citizens to suffer such outrageous and horrifying maltreatment despite our individual better judgment and good intentions.

  • Jan. 5, 2012: Our readers write

    Tennis champs overlooked
    This opinion is in reference to the top 10 highlights in the area in Sports. I do not know who did the research or how much research went into this or how long it took to compile the information. I do know there is one serious omission.

  • Money matters to dominate legislature

    ISSUE: 2012 Kentucky General Assembly
    OUR VIEW: Session loaded with daunting tasks

  • Jan. 4, 2012: Our readers write

    Recognizing school boards

    There is a special group I would like to ask your readers to recognize this month.  January is School Board Recognition Month.  I wanted to take an opportunity to say “thank you” to the members of the Hardin County Schools Board of Education for the work they do for students, parents, faculty, staff and the county’s citizens.  Our board consists of Kay Sharon, Charlie Wise, Suzy Broadwater, John Emary and Mike Kinney. 

  • Everyone must deal with bullying problem

    Bullying today is not about pranks or double dog dares or even threats of a recess fight. In our rapidly changing world, bullying has became such a problem that many states are addressing the issue with legislation targeting offenders and often parents.

  • Johnson inspires from local museum

    ISSUE: Museum remembers Vanley Johnson
    OUR VIEW: Learn from our past in this new year

    Because of his death in 1954, the world never would know it, but Vanley Johnson did have the right stuff.

    Part of the greatest generation, he became a heroic pilot who served in two wars and was teaching other pilots when he died. Smoke suddenly appeared in the cockpit and despite their best efforts, the crew was unable to find its way to a nearby airport.