Today's Opinions

  • Progress being made on downtown revival

    ISSUE: Revitalization forums
    OUR VIEW: Another tangible step toward a thriving downtown

    A recent forum to facilitate discussion of ideas for the revitalization of downtown Elizabethtown was a successful and fruitful gathering. More importantly, it represented another tangible step forward in the city’s plan to breathe new life and opportunity into the district.

  • Nov. 4, 2011: Our readers write

    Outraged about Williams’ comments
    As a relatively new Kentuckian, I chose to retire in Elizabethtown precisely because of the kindness and core values people here freely share with all who visit or stay. I agree with the director of Flex Films in stating that David Williams’ comments were “offensive and hurtful.” I go further in saying that Mr. Williams’ comments also are based on extreme ignorance and intolerance.

  • Bands, sports teams make community proud

    TOPIC: Students excelling
    OUR VIEW: Success comes in bunches

    Whether it was on a field of play in a band competition or on a gymnasium floor, this area has had plenty to stand up and cheer about in the last few weeks from high school students.

    It is a slim percentage of high school students who can claim they are state champions, but the LaRue County High School marching band is in that rare company.

  • Nov. 3, 2011: Our readers write

    Suffering by proxy
    I have a question for my elected senator, Mitch McConnell, who also is a leader in Congress.
    He repeatedly has called on the president to make cuts in Social Security and Medicare.
    My question is why, as a leader, has he never proposed to cut his health care, retirement or safety net?
    I live in a country where our leaders feather their retirement, never share in the cuts and suffer by proxy.
    Randal A. Lanham

  • Remembering a sterling life

    Another legend has left us. Last week, the Elizabethtown community bid farewell to one of its most beloved educators, Mrs. Lottie Robinson. Mrs. Robinson and her husband dedicated their lives to education, but not just historical events or mathematical equations. The Robinsons provided an education in culture, character, etiquette, work ethic and personal growth. They didn’t want to just touch lives; they wanted to change them.

  • Nov. 2, 2011: Our readers write

    Understanding other cultures
    I want to thank you for the article in Sunday’s edition about the ceremony performed for Flex Films USA’s Elizabethtown investment. I enjoyed all the specific detail and wished that I had been there to witness in person such a meaningful and beautiful ceremony.

  • NHHS shares information, defends against rumors

    ISSUE: School handling of potential threat
    OUR VIEW: Sharing facts is the right response

    When a note was found specifying Friday as the day of a potential threat at North Hardin High School, school officials found themselves balancing obligation to protect students and the necessity of minimizing disruption.

    A key part of North Hardin's plan was to communicate.

  • Nov. 1, 2011: Our readers write

    ECTC suffers a loss
    Over the years, the community college in Elizabethtown has suffered a number of losses through deaths, retirements and legislative action. Now the college is faced with another very devastating loss with the resignation of its provost, Dr. Cynthia Cone.