Today's Opinions

  • New position at ECTC will serve vital local need

    The issue: Director of cultural diversity

    Our view: ECTC understands importance to community

  • Feb. 10, 2011: Our readers write

    It is time to invest in education

    As commentators and pundits continue to discuss the aftermath of last year’s elections and the impact of political forces, others have been reflecting on another issue: campaign finance.

    In 2010, California candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner spent a reported $206.28 million in their battles to be governor. In the end, Jerry Brown won the office.

  • Honoring the sacrifice, heritage of black leaders

    It’s the month George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were born. The month we wait for a weather-predicting rodent, watch the Super Bowl and celebrate love through Valentine’s Day.

    February is many things, including an annual opportunity to focus on black history. Calling special attention to a cause or component of ourselves allows for education and overall improved awareness and understanding of each other.

  • Feb. 9, 2010: Our readers write

    Supporting Mideast democracies
    I realize with the U.S. economy’s sorry condition, the president and Congress should take the opportunity to re-examine all U.S. spending and definitely re-examine aid to every country to which we now send our hard earned money.  I am not suggesting I know everything or even the right thing for all the different situations and scenarios involving our foreign aid.

  • Toward a more perfect commonwealth

    ISSUE: Pensions for part-time legislators

    OUR VIEW: Worthwhile uphill battle 

  • EDITORIAL: City, police trying to curb theft of metals

    The topic: Stopping metal thieves
    Our view: E'town is being pro-active

  • Robert O. Skaggs

    Robert O. Skaggs, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
    Arrangements are incomplete at Brown Funeral Home.

  • The game itself is what's super

    On this weekend, it seems everyone is a football fan. The Super Bowl impacts our culture like no other single-day sporting event.
    I consider myself a serious, big-time NFL fan. While other sports, other activities and interests capture my off time now and then, nothing consistently holds my interest like the 32 teams that comprise the National Football League.
    Most folks who know that fact expect me to be excited about the Super Bowl. But I don’t look forward to the big game with awe.