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Today's Opinions

  • Learn to treasure the night before Thanksgiving

    I’ll take the night before Thanksgiving over Christmas Eve any year.

    Christmas Eve is a tired ol’ day, worn out by the flurry of activity preceding it. By the time it arrives, usually too soon, it’s all out of breath as it plops its burden of stress and strain —  last minute shopping, checklists, nagging questions (Did I get her the right gift? Will it fit him? Should I have just given the kids money and been done with it?) — at your doorstep.

  • Nov. 23, 2011: Our readers write

    Fourth-class concerns
    With the approval of the alcohol ordinance, the fourth- class city honey-truck backed up and dumped another load of crap onto the laps of Elizabethtown residents. All alcoholic beverages sold in the city will carry an additional 5 percent tax that can only be levied by fourth-class cities.
    There is some logic behind the statute. True fourth class cities, being small, might not have an expansive police force. The tax would allow them to hire additional officers.

  • Welcome home requires more than ceremonies

    ISSUE: Soldiers returning from combat
    OUR VIEW: Time and understanding needed

    Fort Knox and the community at large celebrated with soldiers’ families Thursday as an advance team of 57 returned from deployment in Afghanistan.

    The return of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division is a long-awaited event. Over the next several weeks, more than 3,400 soldiers will return with the task to be complete by January.

  • Nov. 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Biblical reflections
    The political controversy that followed the recent Hindu ground blessing ceremony in Hardin County has quieted. However, this event revealed a deeper, spiritual issue that lingers on — that many seem to lack understanding of Biblical truth. I write in a loving spirit merely to attempt to show what the Bible says regarding these issues.

  • Pine Valley's future is not a city matter

    ISSUE: Pine Valley foreclosure
    OUR VIEWNot a city government issue

  • Nov. 21, 2011: Our readers write

    Difference of view
    I never cease to be amazed at how effectively our mainstream media can spin facts in favor of those candidates they support or how easily they fool most people. For the good doctor who recently wrote in this paper, I wish you had been there Nov. 1 when State Sen. David Williams addressed the Central Kentucky Tea Party.

  • Nov. 20, 2011: Our readers write

    On antibiotic use
    Antibiotic resistant infections are considered a serious threat to public health by the Center for Disease Control — in 2002 alone, it is estimated that more than 99,000 people died as the result of a hospital-acquired infectious disease. In 1998, the Institute of Medicine estimated antibiotic resistance generated at least $4-$5 billion per year in extra costs to the U.S. health care system.

  • Isolation and inconvenience from construction ends

    Living close to work is ideal.

    I have been a commuter and you can have it.

    Typically, the drive from house to office takes about five minutes. It’s even quicker if the single traffic signal along the route decides to cooperate. That’s not enough time to hear two country songs, which explains while I’m no longer in tune with music coming out of Nashville.