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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Lesson about the power and importance of a hug

    She sits among several of her fellow residents at the long-term care facility I visit, ensconced in her whee chair, sometimes napping, sometimes staring. I suppose I’ve walked past her dozens of times, greeting her with a casual “Hello” or “How are you?” I can’t say I’ve taken the time to wait for a response. I’ve felt her tired eyes following me as I’ve quickly disappeared around the corner and down the hallway.

    But this day, she stopped me cold in my tracks.

  • Some scams appear at your front door

    In the summer months, scammers take advantage of the good weather to stalk neighborhoods. Going door-to-door with different scams to steal personal information and money.

    Some sales people may be trustworthy, working for legitimate companies or are “one-man-bands” selling their services for honest summer maintenance work. But there also are scammers out there “posing” as honest sales people.

  • Helping parents and preschoolers

    Of all the jobs that life may offer, perhaps the most important carries the fewest qualification.

    The basic requirements for parenthood are physical and genetic. The true job description, however, would require a broad wealth of talents, skills and abilities, not to mention emotional and physiological well-being.

    Parents often feel inadequate when faced with the responsibility of rearing other human beings. The process becomes especially complicated as the school years introduce these tiny people to the world for the first time.

  • June 29, 2014: Our readers write

    Example of small thinking

    A recent decision to let the term of long-time Radcliff Planning Commission member John Flanagan expire without reappointment is an example of the small thinking that got us where we are and contributes to our staying here.