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Today's Opinions

  • Bill tries to give Rand a hand

    ISSUE: Senate Bill 205 clarifies election law
    OUR VIEW: Beware of this unnecessary legislation

    When it comes to politics, basic words can take on new meanings.

    For example, many are referring to Rand Paul as the frontrunner in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. After he again won a straw poll at the recent conservative caucus event in Washington, Paul described the frontrunner designation as meaning “unlucky.”

  • Big day for strays

    ISSUE: Fort Knox Stray Animal Shelter
    OUR VIEW:
    Directive ends on a happy note

    Chance. It’s certainly a fitting name for the pitbull terrier that was the last animal rescued during a recent and very chaotic Friday at the Fort Knox Stray Animal Shelter. As his name suggests, he has a chance at forever home after a Louisville-based animal rescue service saved him from what could otherwise have been his demise.

  • March 12, 2014: Our readers write

    Voters should
    take a close look

    I would strongly encourage all Hardin County taxpayers to take a very close look at everyone who decides to run for positions on the Hardin County School Board in the next election.
    Board members Kay Sharon, John Emary and Michael Kinney voted to raise our property taxes last year at the maximum amount allowed by current law and they just keep right on spending. Charlie Wise and Suzanne Broadwater voted against raising taxes.

  • Don't be distracted by gamefowl talk

    ISSUE: 18th District House race

    OUR VIEW: Don't get distracted by cockfight question

  • March 11, 2014: Our readers write

    Positive about ‘Son of God’

    After watching the movie “Son of God,” I found it spiritually uplifting and a means for others to be inspired by the life of Jesus Christ.

    It is hard to believe the movie reviewer in your Thursday paper possibly could have seen the same movie since her description of the movie was so negative, while my interpretation so positive.

  • Be careful when looking for college aid

    As the cost of a college education continues to rise, so does the number of people looking for help paying for their educations. Every year, thousands of students and parents fall victim to scholarship search service scams.

    Looking for the warning signs can help you avoid getting ripped off.

    Guarantees a Scholarship or ‘Your Money Back.’ Grants and scholarships are awarded on basis of performance or qualifications. No one can “guarantee” you’ll get one.

  • In a variety of ways, people are helped

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Dix-E-Town Lanes in Elizabethtown was filled over the weekend with bowlers throwing strikes, spares and gutter balls for a cause: To benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Bowl for Kids Sake program.

    While the annual undertaking is a major fund-raiser, it also is used to help recruit needed volunteers into the organization. Currently, there are 100 children on a waiting list for adult mentors in Hardin County.

  • Right-to-work laws actually can benefit labor unions

    Labor-union workers wearing ugly green T-shirts verbally accosted me at the end of last week’s news conference in the Capitol Annex promoting a right-to-work policy for Kentucky – something employees in 24 other states enjoy.