Today's Opinions

  • Event today draws attention to danger in community

    ISSUE: Domestic Violence Month
    OUR VIEW: Issue deserving attention

  • Oct. 13, 2011: Our readers write

    No comparison
    It sickens me to read the national media comparing the Wall Street demonstrators with the tea parties across America. Such gross ignorance is beyond belief. Let me explain.

  • Freight bottleneck noted on Elizabethtown's south end

    ISSUE: Trudging through intersection
    OUR VIEW: Study provides tool for change

    The potential to gain business or the threat of losing it often motivates state government to take action. With that in mind, a new national study could provide a tool for improving travel on Elizabethtown’s south side.

  • Always a reason for hope, even with cancer

    The words inadvertently found their way on the printed page; they were obviously not meant for anyone to read. Only two words: “No hope.”

    They said so much. Too much.

    They were printed next to the name of a cancer patient for whom we prayed. I flinched when I read them. No one is beyond hope -- not even those who appear to be in the last stages of cancer.

  • Oct. 11, 2011: Our readers write

    Jobs Act not serious
    President Barack Obama was in Ohio recently to promote his American Jobs Act using the Brent Spence Bridge. The bridge is just one of 15 such bridges in the U.S. that need reworking. Why didn’t Obama use the American citizen’s stimulus money two years ago for bridges that are in need of repair instead of giving the money to bankrupt Solyndra “green” company?

  • Involved parents make stronger kids

    ISSUE: Parent involvement
    OUR VIEW: Parents need support

    Parental involvement is key to children’s success in school and extra-curricular activities. Formal research and anecdotal evidence both show that when mom or dad show interest, show support or just show their faces, kids and schools improve.

    Kentucky law recognizes the importance of parental involvement in schools, mandating that parents have representatives on site-based councils and tracking some parent involvement data on annual school report cards.

  • Decisive vote should be met with decisive enforcement

    By a decisive margin, voters in Hardin County’s three largest communities have authorized the expanded sale of alcoholic beverages.

    The local option election Tuesday left no question about the intent and desire of most residents. A 3-to-2 margin held true in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove with every precinct favoring wet over dry.

  • I've met a lot of friendly smokers and a very creative dentist

    Growing up locally, I never could have forseen a day when most any Hardin County retailer would welcome a customer wanting a drink but turn away someone carrying a cigarette.

    Our view of vices has changed.

    The evils of tobacco, which once drove much of the local economy, now have led to smoking bans in most every business and public building.

    I’m convinced that smokers are the friendliest people in the world. You never see non-smokers gathered outside a workplace saying hello to everyone.