en Excessive secrecy harms America’s decision-making <p> ne of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al-Qaida posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other.</p> Aug. 22, 2014: Our readers write <p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Taxpayers&rsquo; rights should trump others</strong></span></p> Lasting lesson from a survivor <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> Quinton Higgins&rsquo; bus safety message<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Lasting words about school bus safety</p> <p> From the fiery collision that claimed 27 victims when a pickup truck driven by a drunken driver collided with a Radcliff First Assembly of God church bus, Quinton Higgins has today found his calling.</p> A strong Fort Knox equals a stronger Army <p> By U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green</p> <p> The recent developments worldwide are a reminder why our nation needs a strong national defense. Fort Knox is key to our military&rsquo;s future.</p> <p> Unfortunately, this administration has taken actions that reduce our military advantage when we should be doing all that we can to keep our advantage strong.</p> The unseen disease <p> <strong>TOPIC: </strong>Mental health disease<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Reach out to those who are in need<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> Kurt Cobain, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Jeni ...</p> <p> The news is often numbing because it comes from out of the blue, like it did last week when comedy giant Robin Williams took his own life after years of battling mental health issues.</p> ‘If I do not have love, then I am nothing’ <p> Aug. 20, 2014: Our readers write <p> <strong>Concerned about fate of the animals<br /> </strong></p> <p> The new policy concerning animals is a no win for the animals and the communities of Fort Knox and Hardin County. In the year 2013, all the stray cats and dogs taken in at the stray animal facility on Fort Knox were either reunited with their owners or adopted out, unless they were too ill to be adopted.</p> Aug. 19, 2014: Our readers write <p> <strong>Changes needed on Fiscal Court</strong></p> <p> Kudos to Mr. Jim Weise for his letter of July 23 regarding Doug Goodman and Mayor J.J. Duvall. I agree with his comments that Mr. Goodman should be replaced and also feel that Mr. Duvall has picked the wrong mentor.</p>