Today's Opinions

  • Jan. 29, 2012: Our readers write

    Voters are the losers
    The more I hear and understand the political actions taken by both parties to further their own self interests and gain power over the “other side,” the more disgusted I become. We’re seeing the evidence of so-called political PACs making untrue attacks on candidates without their input or ability to change them.

  • Legislative boundaries devolve into legal fight

    ISSUE: Legislative lawsuit
    OUR VIEW: Court action is unsettling

    Barring a last-minute change in tactics, the dispute over legislative redistricting will move Monday from the Capitol’s corridors to a Franklin County courtroom.

  • In presidential politics, Kentucky is largely invisible

    Politics can be interesting and fun.

    And with that opening statement, many readers quickly turn the page.

    I know it’s not a widely held belief but some of us enjoy the process. The art of getting elected involves convincing others that your motives are pure, your ideas are sound and you’re capable of delivering. It’s a form of real-life theater and the results have impact on the future.

    Having started my career covering ballgames, I think the process of reporting about politics is much the same.

  • Laurels for good news

    TOPIC: Good deeds abound
    OUR VIEW: County offers opportunitiesto applaud

    Students at T.K. Stone Middle School soon will have the opportunity to learn about engineering.

    The school district approved the Project Lead the Way program following a presentation by a representative of the University of Kentucky. The program is a series of engineering classes for middle or high school students. The program also is in place at Central Hardin and North Hardin high schools and J.T. Alton Middle School.

  • Jan. 27, 2012: Our readers write

    Perceptions in Radcliff

  • House Bill 30 would commercialize education

    ISSUE: Advertising on school buses
    OUR VIEW: Careful thought must be given

    In it’s infinite wisdom, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed House Bill 30 last week, which allows for commercial advertising on school buses.

    While the measure awaits action in the Senate, let’s consider a few words of concern.

    Just the thought of taking one of our last social icons, the yellow school bus, and turning it into a rolling billboard seems wrong.

  • Jan. 26, 2012: Our readers write

    Conflicts, conflicts everywhere
    The real conflict of interest in the Radcliff City Council is Rev.Palmer who ran for Council without telling voters he is a local church pastor and could have recused himself from the “alcohol” discussions based on his own agenda to impede all progress on alcohol- related issues.
    It is surprising to me that the title of reverend or pastor has not been attached to Palmer in any of the articles I have read in this paper.
    This is why our forefathers chose to separate the church from the state.

  • Chilling reminder about fire safety

    ISSUE: Prepardness at home
    OUR VIEW: Smoke detectors save lives

    When Houston “Butch” Beswick and Carol Crain went to sleep late Sunday night or early Monday, Jan. 16, it’s a good bet they didn’t think it would last forever.

    Early that morning, neighbors sounded the alarm that Beswick’s home was on fire. When firefighters arrived, the home was “fully involved.” All the highly trained volunteers could do was keep the flames from spreading to other properties.