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Today's Opinions

  • Feeling safe here at home

    ISSUE: Kentucky’s 50 Safest Cities
    OUR VIEW:
    There’s no place like home

    The recognition likely comes as little surprise to residents who live in four neighboring cities within our region, but it is great recognition nonetheless.

    For these folks, the fact their hometown appears among the latest group of the top 50 safest places to live in the state underscores what they already know to be true. There really is no place like home.

  • BBB: Don't put your faith in a bogus job offer

    Looking for a summer job? You could be the target of scammers handing out fake job offers.

    These bogus sites originate on some popular website, job posting sites and even direct messages via email and phone calls. Accepting these offers or contacting the phony employers can lead to stolen personal information or money.

    Fake job offers can be easy to spot when you know what to look for.

    For starters, be wary of deals that seem “too-good-to-be-true.” This includes offers that require no experience or education but pay outrageously well.

  • June 15, 2014: Our readers write

    Local doctor shares view on Obamacare

    The Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) is a law that was passed by virtue of bribes and lies. It allows the federal government to run health care just as it runs education, energy, retirement, and our financial system.

    Are the American people really willing to turn something as important and personal as our health care over to the federal bureaucrats?

  • Remembering ‘People’s Mayor’

    TOPIC: Tribute to Mayor Tim Walker
    OUR VIEW: His short time left big impact

    It doesn’t seem like 364 days have passed since we received the shocking news that Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Wal­ker died of a heart attack.

  • June 13, 2014: Our readers write

    President’s actions threaten democracy

    Saturday is Flag Day and I am very proud of the flag of the United States and for what it has stood for so many years. However, like so many Americans today, I am afraid the flag that has flown over the land of the free and the home of the brave is in dire jeopardy because of the flawed actions of President Barack Obama.

  • Rocket docket is flying high

    ISSUE: Reintroduction of rocket docket
    OUR VIEW: Thanks to prosecutors for making it work

    One year after it was reintroduced by local prosecutors, the rocket docket seems to again be accomplishing its goals.

    A program that speeds adjudications for defendants pleading guilty to non-violent, non-sex offense felonies, rocket docket saves time and money.

  • Something special in Glendale

    ISSUE: Grant money for Glendale
    OUR VIEW: Efforts begin with community pride

    If you haven’t been to Glen­dale in a while, you may want to take a Sunday drive in that direction. Things are looking up since the Glendale Merchants Association received a $71,000 grant from the Kentucky Trans­portation Cabinet’s Trans­portation Enhancement Program.

  • Attitude of service

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    The 12-hour Relay for Life events have become a major fundraising tool for the American Cancer Society in its efforts to focus continued energy, attention and dollars on research to battle various forms of this deadly disease.

    Most every Kentucky county stages an annual Relay with two here in Hardin County. The most recent event last month in Radcliff demonstrated why these gatherings are much more than revenue tools.