Today's Opinions

  • Victims of abuse deserve true love

    “Look for the girl with the broken smile
    Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
    And she will be loved”
    - Maroon 5, “She Will Be Loved”

    Lowering her eyes, the young lady, still a teenager, turned away, trying to conceal the evidence: But it was unmistakably there. The marks on her face were painful reminders. She had indeed become another girl with a broken smile.

    Like thousands of other victims of domestic violence, her bruises would heal, but the scars on her heart would last a lifetime.

  • Priceless: Hurray for United Way

    ISSUE: United Way success
    OUR VIEW: Plenty of praise to share

    History has been made in the Heartland. Congratulations to United Way of Central Kentucky not only for meeting its $1,025,000 goal, but surpassing the mark to collect a record-breaking $1,031,236.

    Despite tough economic times, despite naysayers who felt the goal was too high and despite economic issues impacting  some workplaces, United Way and this community gave with their hearts and heads to help meet a financial goal and a human services goal.

  • Feb. 26, 2012: Our readers write

    Ethics code already in place
    I read with interest a recent article, “Radcliff officials respond to denied liquor applications.”
    The Rev. Edward  Palmer of  Radcliff City Council has proposed at several city council meetings that Radcliff needs a code of ethics. In the front- page article, Palmer again called for a “code of ethics.”
    Hardin County has an 18- page code of ethics that was adopted in 1994. Amendments were added in 1996 and 1999.

  • Kentucky could have a GOP VP in the making

    Folks who follow politics closely got caught up in a premature conversation last week about potential Republican vice presidential nominees.

    The GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., will not affirm the presidential nominee’s selection for another six months. But Rand Paul’s name circulated as a possible way to shore up Mitt Romney’s support among conservatives.

    It’s impossible to know if there was any substance to the talk. After all, politics are like icebergs: Much of it operates below the surface.

  • Feb. 23, 2012: Our readers write

    For free-standing casinos
    I am concerned about the drastic need for state money to restore cuts already made and the threats of more cuts against various programs. In my opinion, the most effective way to cover this need is free-standing casinos in Louisville and other large cities. I am not opposed to race tracks having slot machines, card games, etc., to supplement their income but I am opposed to setting the 60-mile limit between a racetrack and a casino.

  • Laurels

    TOPIC: Recognitions are music to our ears
    OUR VIEW: Well deserved honors

    Two of the most recognizable names in Hardin County music were or will be honored by state and national organizations.
    In her 29th year as a music teacher at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, Debby Duda was selected as Elementary School Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association. In addition to the prestigious honor, Duda received $500 with the award to be used for materials for her classroom.

  • It’s not about allowing the public to vote

    ISSUE: Casino gambling in Kentucky

    OUR VIEW: Legislators owe Kentuckians an honest vote


  • Feb. 22, 2012: Our readers write

    Flag-lowering for Houston acceptable