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Today's Opinions

  • General challenges community to grow

    Goals that are challenging are a vital part of organizational success. By the same token, an excessive or unreasonable goal can be a back breaker.

    It’s a delicate balance.

    During a recent speech at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley offered bold remarks aimed at influencing the community’s progress.

    “Fort Knox presents you with an unbelievable opportunity to be realized, in my humble opinion, with what’s going on out there,” he said.

  • Tribute recognizes Arflin's contribution

    The topic: Tom Arflin
    Our view: He has led by example

    Much of Tom Arflin’s life has been spent on the fields of play in Radcliff as a leading and passionate advocate for youth football and baseball in the city.

    His recent afternoon of recognition was not only appropriate, but long overdue. The man has been the backbone of the North Hardin Youth Football League for years.

  • Y.E.S. direct mail effort aims to secure alcohol vote

    The issue: Y.E.S. direct mail effort
    Our view: Petition is about choice

    As the 180-day petition drive deadline draws near, Yes for Economic Success has added a new tactic to its strategy to get expanded alcohol sales on a special options election ballot this summer.

  • Army at 236: Healthy, ever changing force

    America's fighting force celebrates its 236th birthday today. In fact, the U.S. Army is older than the U.S. government, having been established by the Continental Congress more than a year before adopting the Declaration of Independence.

    Today also is Flag Day when the world's most recognizable symbol of freedom is celebrated.

    That seems an appropriate mix since the men and women of the Army and all branches of the U.S. fighting forces put their hearts and souls on the line to defend freedom and protect the flag.

  • June 12, 2011: Our readers write

    Explanation needed
    What are we doing?
    Why does the president have the U.S. involved in what appears to be a civil war in Libya? Who are the people we are supporting? What does our country know about them? Why is it advantageous for our country to support them? Was/is Libya a threat to the U.S.?  Why is the president opposing calling it a “war?” Who believes the president when he says “No boots on the ground?” Does this action make us appear to be terrorists? Are we making Muslim enemies for generations?

  • New mayors produce their first budgets

    The issue: First-time efforts
    Our view: It's been a healthy process

    Since their victories in November, new mayors in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove have been on the learning curve.

    Each brought council experience to the new job, but it’s not the same as sitting in the big chair. Especially not during budget season.

    Mayors draft budgets. Council members challenge the draft versions.

  • Heartland again provides high-energy, fun weekend

    The 2011 Heartland Music Festival was a success for our community. Even with changes to the date and name and reworking the venue, it was a success.
    Hats off to the festival committee for doing an outstanding job in anticipating potential hurdles and handling issues in advance.
    Or as Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Brad Richardson said at Monday’s meeting of the Elizabethtown City Council: “Everybody did their job and more. It was great.”

  • June 8, 2011: Our readers write

    From one soldier to another
    You may have seen an article in the paper or heard from a friend about the Casing of the Colors Ceremony for the U.S. Army Armor School, or you may be thinking, “Didn’t that already happen?” Well no, it has not. But it will Friday, June 10, at 9 a.m. at Brooks Field on Fort Knox. Through 70 years more than 300,000 soldiers and Marines learned the skills to become tankers, scouts, or mechanics and many of us chose to retire here in the area.