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Today's Opinions

  • Put aside excuses to make most of your time

    George Washington Car­ver, the botanist and inventor — who as a black man in the Recon­struction era of 19th century America had reason upon reason for not succeeding — once observed, “Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”

  • June 11, 2015: Our readers write

    12-year-old is victim of theft

    Imagine being 12-years-old and excited to ride your bike with friends. Imagine going outside to get your bike and finding it gone.

    For my 12-year-old daughter, Makayla, that is not an imagination but a nightmare.

  • EC3 finds new way to aid students

    TOPIC: EC3
    OUR VIEW: Educator pathway added bonus

    Among the many missions of Hardin County Schools’ Early College and Career Center is to open a window of opportunity to high school students to prepare them for the future.

  • June 10, 2015: Our readers write

    Insurance glitch needs to be fixed

    You assume, when you go to an in-network hospital emergency room that everyone treating you is in your health care network. That’s not always the case.

  • Triple Crown champ means much to state

    ISSUE: American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown
    OUR VIEW: Winner brings more interest to sport

    The horse racing world centers around the Kentucky Derby — a maxed-out crowd of elite horses and fans at Churchill Downs — and an engaged national audience.

    Nothing rivals the Derby for tradition or excitement.

  • June 9, 2015: Our readers write

    Questions adherence to oath

    In response to Kenneth Randall’s letter of June 5, I could not agree more.

    I have been saying the exact same thing since Jack Conway refused to do his job in March 2014. The topic came up on Facebook when Conway decided to run for governor.

  • Working together, making a difference

    HEELS TOGETHER. A new program was established to provide local women and girls more opportunities for continuing education, business start-up, financial literacy and mentoring. This is an effort by women to support and improve opportunities for other deserving women in our community.

  • Parade policy does a reversal

    ISSUE: Short-lived rules for Heartland Parade
    OUR VIEW: Restrictions targeted politicans

    The Heartland Parade, the last vestige of a once-great regional festival, quickly averted a collision course with the First Amendment.