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Today's Opinions

  • Learning to value work

    ISSUE: HCS celebrates first work ethic certifications
    OUR VIEW: Program provides a valuable set of skills

    In the next couple of weeks, Kentucky high schools will graduate literally thousands of students, including several hundred from this region alone.

    As they enter the next phase of their lives through college, jobs or military service, 62 Hardin Countians will have a distinctive edge.

  • 21 percent decide election outcome

    ISSUE: Low voter turnout
    OUR VIEW: Apathy hurts the American process

    The May primary election produced another disappointing result in Hardin County.

    This unsatisfactory result wasn’t due to any successful candidate who will move forward to the upcoming November election. Nor was it with those candidates who didn’t gain a sufficient number of votes to move ahead. Whether victorious in their primary bid or not, each of these political hopefuls put effort into their desire to serve the public’s common good.

  • May 27, 2014: Our readers write

    Conservatives urged to back GOP nominee

    For Tea Party Patriots and other conservatives who supported Matt Bevins, congratulations. You ran a hard-fought campaign in defense of conservative values.

  • A sign of spirit and cooperation

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    There is much anticipation related to the mural project Kate Bateman is coordinating with the assistance of students from North Hardin High School and volunteers from the Radcliff community. Designed as a welcome to visitors and guests along North Wilson Road, it is being painted on a wall of the Asian Buffet in Radcliff.

  • Holiday charities working together

    TOPIC: Merging Christmas services
    OUR VIEW: The winners are families in need

    You may not think about them this way, but service agencies that help those in need really are like a business.

  • May 25, 2014: Our readers write

    CHHS boosters seek facilities

    As the end of May approaches, we face the true reality of yet another season without a permanent restroom facility for the Central Hardin girls’ fast-pitch softball program.

  • Some folks got mad about what we didn't do

    Sometimes it’s valuable to take down the wall and give our readers a peak at the thought process that goes into your daily newspaper.

    Maybe you’ll still disagree, but at least it will be an informed opinion.

    Every election season is accompanied by a certain amount of stress at the newspaper. With the energy and urgency invested by candidates and their supporters, it’s no surprise that some will lose perspective.

    Occasionally, I think, there’s just a need to blame someone other than themselves.

  • Understanding paradox is key to enjoying paradise

    Christianity is a religion of paradox because without faith, there is no true Christianity. Think about it: A paradox is defined as “a statement that seems contradictory, unbelievable, or absurd but that may be true in fact.”

    Christians are a people of paradox because they believe to be true what appears in the natural to be unbelievable or absurd.