Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Showcased at the highest level

    TOPIC: Central State bound
    OUR VIEW: Baseball, softball teams have been dominant

    School is out for Central Hardin High School, but that is not stopping the baseball and softball programs at the school from representing their school, county and region at its highest level in Kentucky.

    Both teams are playing in the State Tournament.

  • Armor plans its farewell to Kentucky

    I invite everyone to attend and be a part of a truly historic occasion at Fort Knox on June 10. At 9 a.m. on Brooks Parade Field, the U.S. Army Armor School will perform a colors casing ceremony in which its subordinate units, the 194th Armored Brigade and 316th Cavalry Brigade, will roll up their flags, effectively marking the end of Armor’s chapter at Fort Knox.

  • Celebrating good news about Relay for Life gifts

    The issue: Relay for Life
    Our view: Another success fuels the fight

    Organizers, relay team captains and participants involved received terrific news last week when learning the donation goal had been surpassed for the 2011 Relay for Life fundraiser event in Elizabethtown.

  • Tornadoes fall upon the just and the unjust

    Two old codgers decided to make a trip to California. On the way, they stopped at the Grand Canyon. Staring down at the Colorado River 6,000 feet below, gazing at the far side of the canyon 18 miles away, awestruck by the canyon’s multi-colored layers of rock, the two men stood speechless.

    Finally, one said, “Sumpum musta happened here.”

    Yep. It took several million years, but something indeed happened there. And it’s a beautiful display, many would say, of God’s handiwork in nature.

  • June 6, 2011: Our readers write

    P’Pool for attorney general
    You have to admit “P’Pool” is an uncommon name.  It is only right that it should belong to an uncommon man who  as attorney general finally will defend the people of Kentucky from the Beltway bureaucrats of the Obama regime.  If elected, Todd P’Pool has promised to add Kentucky to the states challenging Obamacare in federal court.  

  • Don't forget about memorization

    For all the new high school graduates and for any other Kentuckian who wants to play along, here’s a quiz.

    Take a blank map of Kentucky with the county outlines. We’ve provided a copy for you here.

    Now, spend 30 minutes writing the county names in the 120 blank spaces.

    In the meantime, I’ll talk about the lost art of memorization.

    As we emphasize the value of understanding and applying knowledge, sometimes the value of learning by rote has been de-emphasized.

  • June 5, 2011: Our readers write

    Majority rules
    In a democratic republic such as ours, the majority rules, right? That certainly seems to be the argument quickly made nearly every time someone is offended when our “Christian nation” principles are challenged by non-Christian or nonreligious people, whether it is a matter of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools or fighting within religious or other groups over issues such as  same-sex marriages, abortion and other topics pundits love to divide us on.