Today's Opinions

  • New monument honors 118 ultimate sacrifices

    ISSUE: Memorial remembers fallen soldiers
    OUR VIEW: Honoring heroism and personal sacrifice

    As early spring winds blew and sunshine warmed the day, family members, friends and soldiers gathered together near the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division common area on post at Fort Knox. Those assembled came from different locations and with different backgrounds, but shared a common purpose on that solemn day recently.

  • Clem Haskins blazed his own trail with basketball

    At 68, Clem Haskins can look back on a successful life.

    Back in his native Taylor County, Haskins lives the life of a gentleman farmer raising Angus cattle. He was born into farming, but it was quite a different life. The fifth of 11 children whose father worked as a sharecropper, Haskins grew up in a world where poverty was common and discrimination was the norm.

  • March 18, 2012: Our readers write

    Make ID part of ‘get-out-the-vote’ effort
    It is a hame that politics are so nasty and appalling now.
    It is not a voter-suppression bill that is making a lot of news on the airwaves and in the newspapers. The bills will not stop people from voting, but will try to keep the right people voting.
    When the Democrats wanted people to vote in the 2008 election, they got them out to vote. They could use the same type of turnout to get more people to do the right thing and get a proper identification with a picture to stop voter fraud.

  • Policies should be set by elected officials

    ISSUE: Alcohol policy at Sports Park
    OUR VIEW: City expected to decide, not defer

  • March 16, 2012: Our readers write

    Trusting the president

  • March 15, 2012: Our readers write

    It’s a spending problem
    I recently read “Not in Our Best Interests,” a March 9 letter to the editor. Being able to debate and voice one’s opinion is uniquely American and I appreciate the writer’s views. However, I disagree with his assessment.
    Washington does not have a tax problem. It has a spending problem.

  • More than a sign

    In history, what starts out clear can over time devolve into shades of gray. Memories become less sure. One theory carries more weight than another. New generations bring fresh perspectives. And sometimes, rules change.

    Now, 150 years removed, a question arises: Was what happened in Elizabethtown on Christmas 1862 a battle deserving of official recognition or is it more rightly called a skirmish?

    The answer is clear as mud: It depends.

  • March 14, 2012: our readers write

    Accommodation unnecessary