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Today's Opinions

  • ExCEL winners bring honor to educational profession

    ISSUE: Award-winning teachers
    OUR VIEW: Their efforts improve lives

    Great things happen daily in local schools. Dedicated teachers are responsible for most of those accomplishments.

    The ExCEL awards provide an opportunity annually to access and honor the best of the best.

    A love for teaching and connections with children are obvious in the most basic of conversations with this year’s honorees, Laureen Laumeyer and Thad Elmore.

  • Jimmie Lee has his own day

    TOPIC: Jimmie Lee honor
    OUR VIEW: Deserving award for his dedication
    This much we know about state Rep. Jimmie Lee: He is passionate about mental health issues.
    We have known that here in Hardin County for a long, long time. Now, the rest of the country does as well after he was named the recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Award for public service this year. He was presented the award Wednesday during a ceremony at the State Capitol.

  • Feb. 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Un-elect un-enforcers
    America has a problem. Why do some officials refuse to comply with the law?
    Some appointed and elected officials think they are above the law. Let me give you just a few examples of the problem. Legislators are elected by the people to represent them when legislatures are in session as well as out of session.

  • Feb. 27, 2011: Our readers write

    Defending DOMA
    This week, President Barack Obama declared that his Justice Department will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (a law enacted by Congress). When I heard a description of this as “tyranny,” I thought the word seemed a bit sensational for our civilized, safe life. Then, I considered the definition: “A government in which the ruler is ... not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition, etc.” I decided “tyranny” is not far off the mark.

  • Remembering abrupt end of one family's trip

    Barren blacktop stretched to the horizon. A dozen steps later, flashing lights of an emergency vehicle were the first signs of the tragic scene on Interstate 65.

    The injured had long since been dispatched by emergency helicopters. Highway crews that provided lighting for first responders sat uneasily idle. Firefighters milled about while gray-clad state troopers took measurements and jotted down notes. Plastic tarps stretched across the crossover barriers to shield southbound traffic from some of the gruesome sites.

  • Helping Hand of Hope unites legacies of caring

    The issue: Building a single benevolence group
    Our view: Consolidation makes sense

  • Education inspires success

    By Michael McCall, KCTCS

  • State immigration bills are tools of law, not bias

    The issue: Proposed immigration bills

    Our view Neither closes door on lawful immigration