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Today's Opinions

  • Be smart while celebrating

    ISSUE: Fourth of July safety information
    OUR VIEW: Be responsible with fireworks

    The Fourth of July marks the birthday of our great nation and it also represents one of the most dangerous holidays on the calendar.

    The danger isn’t just the number of families that will be traveling to celebrations and this year enjoying a three-day weekend, nor is it limited to the massive amounts of barbecue food that we will consume over the weekend. The danger can come in the form of mishandled fireworks.

  • July 4, 2014: Our readers write

    Military pays for our freedom

    As we observe Independence Day, we celebrate the founding of this free nation.

    The privilege of freedom and security is never free and patriotism is not a sin.

    Thousands of warriors have stepped forward and died, been physically and mentally wounded abroad while protecting our nation from those who would oppress us and our freedoms and rights or fighting to liberate other nations.

  • July 3, 2014: Our readers write

    Candidate responds to news article

    After reading the June 20 article about me declining an invitation to attend a Sept. 20 NAACP event on Fort Knox planned by that organization and reading the comments by Hardin County NAACP President Marcus Ray and Democratic candidate for Hardin County sheriff, John Ward, I decided to specifically respond to some of the comments and issues pertaining to that article.

  • Visit to Israel clarifies 'promise' in Kentucky

    Over the last couple of weeks, I had the opportunity to visit a region of the world that is a constant source of international news. In my spare time, I volunteer with Lamb & Lion Ministries. I speak as needed and am the designated leader for Pilgrimage trips to Israel. During our visit, the Middle East was once again in the headlines.

  • Best wishes to the Thompsons

    ISSUE: Sharon Thompson retires from Red Cross
    OUR VIEW:
    Thank to both Sharon and Bobby

    Many images come to mind when thinking of the American Red Cross.

  • July 2, 2014: Our readers write

    Justice system must do more

    Reading Sunday’s paper, I just had to write about the DUI history story. Condolences to the family of the young women but this is what I would do if I were here parents. First, I would get a good lawyer; don’t get ahead of me now. Then I would sue the last two judges that let him off. Why you ask? If the judges did their jobs they wouldn’t have let a person with six DUIs have a license or get a vehicle registered in any state. How did the county clerk give him plates and yearly stickers for it?

  • Kudos: Rescues and heroes

    For many people, our first heroes excel in athletics. Kianna Gray, a junior at North Hardin High School, has the makings of a sports star that others will admire and hope to emulate.

    Gray concluded her sophomore track season by winning three state titles at the Class 3-A KHSAA State Track & Field Championships. In June, she was named the Gatorade Kentucky Girls’ Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

  • July 1, 2014: Our readers write

    DUI enforcement, laws should be stern

    All of us were saddened when we read about the crash a week ago that took the life of Brianna Taylor, 17, of Elizabethtown. Our prayers go out to her family and friends.

    Another life has ended because of driving under the influence. Michael Todd Hilton, the man charged in the crime, has had a number of convictions of DUIs.