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Today's Opinions

  • $3 million is a lot of money

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s tourism revenue
    OUR VIEW: Elected officials should have more say

    You may remember the headline: Restaurant, hotel taxes exceed $3 million.

    Now that’s a lot of money. And while it’s all taxes pulled from folks staying the night in local hotels or buying prepared meals at any restaurant, deli or hamburger stand in Elizabethtown, that big pot of tax revenue has little oversight from elected officials.

  • CASA issues appeal for folks who care about kids

    By Sylvia Griendling

    Court Appointed Special Advocates for children, CASA of the Heartland, recruits, trains and supports community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in Hardin County Family Court.

    The pre-service training is extensive and all encompassing — 30 hours of classroom and 10 hours of court observation. The next training class is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. weekdays July 14-25.

  • June 20, 2014: Our readers write

    Officers in war earned respect

    Being a Vietnam combat veteran, not an officer, I served 26 months in-country. I served 16 months in combat as a crew chief-door gunner with the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, Mad Dog Gunship Platoon, July 1969 to October 1970.

  • United Way's united effort

    ISSUE: United Way of Central Kentucky
    OUR VIEW: Focused approach will have an impact

    The regional challenge is sobering. Consider the statistics. Across the five-county area served by United Way of Central Kentucky, one in six individuals lives in poverty. For children, the ratio is even more problematic with one in four at or below the poverty level.

    According to United Way, that ratio equates to some 13,000 children who struggle with getting their basic needs met.

  • Another economic option

    ISSUE: North Hardin Economic Development Authority
    OUR VIEW: Looking at another option to explore

    It’s been recommended the North Hardin Economic Development Authority be dissolved. The recommendation came from the North Hardin Economic Development Authority and has been accepted by Radcliff city government.

    Funded by county and city government, the decision will save taxpayers a combined $50,000.

  • Morrison leaves a lasting legacy

    TOPIC: Bobby Morrison's life of service
    OUR VIEW: He invested by giving, helping others

    At the heart of Robert “Bobby” Morrison was a passion to serve and help others.

    That’s why his recent death is felt in many aspects of life in LaRue County. At 88 years of age, Morrison lived a full life and his devotion toward friends and strangers alike is what many will remember the most.

  • Encountering nice people along the road

    Granddad Whitlock, whom we affectionately called Pappy, liked to say the people in Texas were among the friendliest folks on earth. Pappy was born in Texas, in the tiny town of Osage. Although he spent most of his adult years in Oklahoma, he always was proud to be a native Texan.

  • June 18, 2014: Our readers write

    What would WWII leaders do?
    Early in the morning on June 6, 1944, about 156,000 Allied soldiers stormed a handful of beaches along the coast of Normandy, France. Can you imagine being the first in line knowing there would be fire coming at the landing vessel as the landing vessel door opened? That you could be the first one shot?