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Today's Opinions

  • Remembering a sterling life

    Another legend has left us. Last week, the Elizabethtown community bid farewell to one of its most beloved educators, Mrs. Lottie Robinson. Mrs. Robinson and her husband dedicated their lives to education, but not just historical events or mathematical equations. The Robinsons provided an education in culture, character, etiquette, work ethic and personal growth. They didn’t want to just touch lives; they wanted to change them.

  • Nov. 2, 2011: Our readers write

    Understanding other cultures
    I want to thank you for the article in Sunday’s edition about the ceremony performed for Flex Films USA’s Elizabethtown investment. I enjoyed all the specific detail and wished that I had been there to witness in person such a meaningful and beautiful ceremony.

  • NHHS shares information, defends against rumors

    ISSUE: School handling of potential threat
    OUR VIEW: Sharing facts is the right response

    When a note was found specifying Friday as the day of a potential threat at North Hardin High School, school officials found themselves balancing obligation to protect students and the necessity of minimizing disruption.

    A key part of North Hardin's plan was to communicate.

  • Nov. 1, 2011: Our readers write

    ECTC suffers a loss
    Over the years, the community college in Elizabethtown has suffered a number of losses through deaths, retirements and legislative action. Now the college is faced with another very devastating loss with the resignation of its provost, Dr. Cynthia Cone.

  • Keep the light of optimism glowing or you may miss out

    I couldn’t take it any longer. Fatigued at the end of the work week and convinced my St. Louis Cardinals would not survive Game 6 of the World Series, I turned the light off and was fast asleep by 11:15 p.m. EDT.

    Early the next morning, Lori asked me who won.

    “Oh, the Texas Rangers did,” I mournfully informed her. “I stayed with the Cardinals until they left the bases loaded and fell behind 7-4.”

  • To infinity and beyond

    TOPIC: Infinite Campus Portal
    OUR VIEW: Parents have a link to child's academics

    With a username and password, parents have a quick click into the academic lives of their children with Infinite Campus.

    Parents quickly can connect to the campus portal to see where their child’s academic standing is in each class, how they performed on a recent test, the class schedule for the entire school year and if there are any unexpected absences.

  • Oct. 30, 2011: Our readers write

    Go to the polls
    As a longtime poll worker, I am ashamed of those people who are eligible to vote but never do or can’t be bothered.
    Your poll workers are at the polls setting up at 5 a.m., and are there until after 6 p.m. and the machines are closed out.

  • Cecilia school delay is unnecessary

    ISSUE: School site in Cecilia
    OUR VIEW: Dispute only will delay project

    A 600-student elementary school in Cecilia is needed for several reasons.