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Today's Opinions

  • June 26, 2011: Our readers write

    End the war, not just the surge
    I am happy to see that U.S. troops are starting to move out of Afghanistan, but the pace is too slow.
    Nine years after the 2001 invasion there are 250,000 foreign forces in Afghanistan.  100,000 U.S. troops, 50,000 NATO troops and 100,000 Pentagon paid contractors.  It is a high water mark that should never be approached again.
    Last year Afghanistan experienced the largest number of civilian casualties since the war began.

  • To do or not to do on the 'dieway'

    The issue: Plan for U.S. 31W
    Our view: A possible wrong turn

    After years of study and consideration, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently released its draft of an access management plan for U.S. 31W in Hardin County. The plan is to “restrict median access” on a 10-mile stretch connecting Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

  • Recognizing business potential outside Fort Knox

    On the doorstep of Fort Knox, a massive piece of property sits dormant, waiting for an opportunity to serve the community and capitalize on the needs and wants of military and civil service personnel pouring out of the Wilson Road gate daily.
    At least, that’s what Red Davis thought two generations ago when he developed Redmar Plaza. The Radcliff shopping center, now virtually vacant, still bears the name crafted from his first name and the first syllable of his wife’s, Martha.

  • Hall of Fame funding is a critical, unresolved detail

    The issue:  Basketball Hall of Fame
    Our view: Don't let dreams cloud details

  • June 24, 2011: Our readers write

    Road work that works

  • The puzzlement of parenting our parents

    As I walked away from the emergency room, I felt a heaviness for my friends who had just brought in their elderly father. They were rightly concerned about his health issues.

    But their dad wasn’t. In fact, he was angry that his adult children had insisted on admitting him to the hospital.

    There he rested on the gurney, pouting because he wasn’t home. His lower lip was turned up, childlike, which enhanced the scowl on his face as he weakly waved me away.

    It’s not easy parenting parents.

  • Fun in the sun

    ISSUE: Radcliff’s Summer Blast 2011
    OUR VIEW: It’s a promise kept

  • June 23, 2011: Our readers write

    Doing something about downtown
    Applause to Mayor Tim Walker and the Elizabethtown City Council for finally taking steps to save our downtown. For many of us who have worked with the Heritage Council and other interested groups throughout the years, and a handful of us who actually have actually struggled to make businesses in downtown work, it is nice to see ideas and solutions suggested and talked about for decades finally given a chance to make a difference.