Today's Opinions

  • Good things happen often in our community

    TOPIC: Good news in Hardin County
    OUR VIEW: There is plenty of it

    Caller: How come there’s not more good news in the newspaper?
    Editor: We have plenty of good stories in our community and they are found on the pages of our newspaper.

  • Sept. 1, 2011: Our readers write

    No to alcohol sales
    I am concerned about the upcoming wet/dry vote in Vine Grove, Radcliff and Elizabethtown. These three towns will decide for the entire county whether liquor stores and alcohol sales in conven-ience stores will be allowed. I live in the county and have no vote in this matter. However, I do have a voice and I choose to speak out against the sale of liquor here.

  • USPS is a service, not a business

    For one dollar you can send a birthday card to Uncle Moosejaw in Alaska and an anniversary card to Aunt Aloha in Hawaii and the post office will give you back 12 cents in change.

    Remember now, we’re talking actual greeting cards filled out at your kitchen table then physically moved many thousands of miles by real people for 44 cents a piece.

    How on earth can the United States Postal Service make a profit on this transaction?

  • Incorporation is key to acquisition

    Hardin Memorial Health’s decision to purchase Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging could be a win-win for everyone if the right steps are taken to correctly incorporate it into the hospital’s service selections.

    The key is to maintain Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging’s successful history of quality service and short wait times.

    Purchasing a business such as EDI means much more than buying a name or a building. The experience of the staff and the established client expectation of satisfaction also are valued assets.

  • Aug. 30, 2011: Our readers write

    More good news to celebrate

  • ACT points to progress, need for further work

    TOPIC: Local ACT scores
    OUR VIEW: Still room for improvement

    Like a parent to a child on the academic journey, we say to our local school districts regarding recently released data on ACT scores: You are doing quite well, but let’s continue to strive to do better in the future.

    Certainly all schools in the area could improve on results released earlier this month for juniors, who are mandated to take the test as part of the state’s annual assessments, as well as 2011 graduates who elect to take the test.

  • Aug. 29, 2011: Our readers write

    Skeptical and proud
    With the 10th anniversary of the terrible tragedy in New York City approaching, let us remember all the lives that were lost that day and weeks and years following. Pray for the people who are sick and injured from it and for families and friends of people who perished.
    I heard a CNN report that the first responders to 9/11 are not invited to attend (the anniversary ceremonies). I don’t fully understand that, but keep those men and women in your prayers also.

  • Aug. 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Crosbie for treasurer
    Let’s thank our lucky stars that we have K.C. Crosbie running for state treasurer in Kentucky. According to Forbes, our commonwealth has been named the worst-run state in 2010.