Today's Opinions

  • E'town events coordinator faces significant tasks

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's new events coordinator
    OUR VIEW: Volunteers continue to be essential
    In announcing the selection of Sarah Vaughn for the new position of events coordinator for Elizabethtown city government, Mayor Tim Walker said it’s essential that she “hits the ground running.”

    That statement should be nominated as the understatement of the year.

  • We haven't heard the last of jail-baptism conflict

    It can be dangerous to discuss religious beliefs. It’s even more dangerous to discuss someone else’s religious beliefs.

    But to fully appreciate the jailhouse issue raised last week before Hardin Fiscal Court, it’s essential to begin by seeking to understand.

    To review, the Elizabethtown Church of Christ made a presentation during the informational portion of Tuesday’s public meeting. The church is one of several local congregations offering religious instruction, ministry and prayer at the Hardin County Detention Center.

  • A few kind words for people who befriend pets

    Mahatma Ghandi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

  • March 30, 2012: Our readers write

    Living up to the calling
    It is disheartening to read and listen to all the hateful and disparaging things being said about the Church these past few weeks. It’s expected from the secular world of course, but perhaps the most heartbreaking comments are those of my own brothers and sisters in the faith who have long ago excommunicated themselves from her teachings.

  • Reaching out and making an impact

    TOPIC: Good deeds abound
    OUR VIEW: Opportunity for acknowledgment

    Xiaoyun Willoughby is a shining example that living a life that can impact others has no age barrier.

    She is 14.

    Xiaoyun has endured plenty in her young life with multiple surgeries for scoliosis. An orphan from China, she was adopted by Virgil and Cindy Willoughby of Elizabethtown.

  • Urging women to demonstrate hope through GRACE Conference

    There is an amazing opportunity coming April 21 for this community to support SpringHaven, our domestic violence shelter and program. A women’s conference at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown will feature a few nationally known speakers and some that were locally grown. There will be great info, food and fellowship and every ticket purchased will be a donation for SpringHaven. 

    I just don’t want this to be an announcement for an event. I want to help you understand why it is so important to support this cause.

  • Basketball Hall of Fame begins development journey

    ISSUE: Basketball Hall of Fame tips off
    OUR VIEW: Don't forget earliest contributors

    With the selection of its executive director and announcement of its first class of inductees, excitement is building locally for the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    An idea of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, the hall’s most pressing goal is to induct 100 people of distinction in time for the 100th anniversary of organized high school basketball in Kentucky. That occurs in 2018.

  • March 28, 2012: Our readers write

    Defending women’s rights