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Today's Opinions

  • Area well suited to July 4 weekend

    This weekend is going to be a blast as our nation’s independence is proudly celebrated. The sights and sounds of American spirit will explode into colorful expressions across the skies of Hardin County and Fort Knox from backyards to community events. Three major community fireworks celebrations are scheduled at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Gloryland Harvest Church in Radcliff and Keyes Park at Fort Knox.

  • June 30, 2011: Our readers write

    Coal is not Kentucky’s future
    It seems every level of state government is endorsing coal mining. Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell have spoken out against federal regulations imposed on the coal industry by the Environmental Protection Agency. Local leaders attended a FACES of Coal press conference Friday in Elizabethtown. Again the theme was that the EPA is endangering Kentucky’s future by requiring full compliance with federal law to obtain a permit to mine Appalachian coal. Here are the facts these coal advocates have avoided:

  • June 30, 2011: Our readers write

    Coal is not Kentucky’s future
    It seems every level of state government is endorsing coal mining. Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell have spoken out against federal regulations imposed on the coal industry by the Environmental Protection Agency. Local leaders attended a FACES of Coal press conference Friday in Elizabethtown. Again the theme was that the EPA is endangering Kentucky’s future by requiring full compliance with federal law to obtain a permit to mine Appalachian coal. Here are the facts these coal advocates have avoided:

  • Purchasing property on its own does not mean redevelopment

    The issue: Downtown redevelopment
    Our views:  
    Invest responsibly 

    What will an extra $240,000 buy you in Elizabethtown? How about three buildings in the downtown district that very well may be the start of something much bigger for our city.

    Elizabethtown City Council agreed June 20 to purchase three pieces of property.

  • June 29, 2011: Our readers write

    Flouride protection
    Kentucky law states that communities with a population of 1,500 or more must have their public water systems fluoridated.  Therefore, 99.6 percent of public water systems are fluoridated in Kentucky.
    Public health officials have recommended that fluoridated tap water not be used to create infant formula. This can cause a toxic overdose of fluoride in infants, causing fluoride poisoning.  This can lead to tooth discoloration, neurological harm and other long-term problems.

  • Joining chorus of praise for Saunders Springs expansion

    Expansion of the Saunders Springs Nature Preserve is a wonderful opportunity for Radcliff, Fort Knox and the entire area.

    The park off Wilson Road was described quite explicitly by Col. Rick Schwartz, the Fort Knox garrison commander during last week’s announcement of a no-cost lease allowing Radcliff access to 73 acres adjacent to the present park. Schwartz said the post-community partnership will provide additional “soft comfortable places for families to come and to enjoy the weather and the terrain.”

  • June 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Meth puts Hardin County’s residents at risk
    Methamphetamine is an extremely dangerous drug, yet there are some people in Hardin County who choose to forego the associated risks in order to not only utilize, but manufacture it as well.  Because of meth’s highly addictive nature, a single use can lead to dependence, as well as a blighted future attempting to obtain and manufacture enough to sustain the insatiable desire for the original euphoric sensation.

  • June 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Meth puts Hardin County’s residents at risk
    Methamphetamine is an extremely dangerous drug, yet there are some people in Hardin County who choose to forego the associated risks in order to not only utilize, but manufacture it as well.  Because of meth’s highly addictive nature, a single use can lead to dependence, as well as a blighted future attempting to obtain and manufacture enough to sustain the insatiable desire for the original euphoric sensation.