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Today's Opinions

  • Disabled Veterans say thanks

    On behalf of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 003 Elizabethtown, I extend my warmest thanks to the area businesses that allowed us to conduct our annual Forget-Me-Not fundraising drive at their businesses. Without the cooperation of the Elizabethtown and Radcliff Wal-Mart, Dolphin Drive Kroger, and the Ft. Knox Commissary, the DAV would not be able to help our local veterans and their families in their times of need.

  • Byway commands second glance

    Sincerity and enthusiasm are an irresistible combination.

    Standing in the entry lobby at the Lincoln Museum on Friday, a series of speakers celebrated the selection one week earlier of U.S. 31E and U.S. 150 from Hodgenville to Danville as a National Scenic Byway.

    The designation reaffirms our local heritage, including the connection to Abraham Lincoln. In fact, the selected section of roadway will be known as the Lincoln Heritage Highway.

  • A glimpse of things to come

    I called the health department to get swine flu shots for me and my husband. I am 68 and have COPD, asthma and diabetes. My husband is 78 and has COPD, a leaky heart valve and is on oxygen.

    They informed me we could not have a shot if we are over 65, even though I explained we are high risk.

    If you are an illegal alien, you can have the swine flu shots. I do believe my tax dollars are paying for these shots. I guess our government is hoping to get rid of all the older people in this country and take care of all of the people from other countries whether illegal or not.

  • Folks should pause for patriotic pride

    Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I. In 1954, the name Armistice was replaced with the word Veterans. Over the years politicians argued as to when it should be held until finally in 1968, President Gerald R. Ford singed a law to return the annual observance of Veterans Day to the original date of Nov. 11 beginning in 1978.

    If you have never had any military ties, it’s probably hard for you to understand the importance of honoring these men and women.

  • Folks should pause for patriotic pride

    Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I. In 1954, the name Armistice was replaced with the word Veterans. Over the years politicians argued as to when it should be held until finally in 1968, President Gerald R. Ford singed a law to return the annual observance of Veterans Day to the original date of Nov. 11 beginning in 1978.

    If you have never had any military ties, it’s probably hard for you to understand the importance of honoring these men and women.

  • Christmas in a Shoebox worth the effort

    It’s that time of year again when we are given the wonderful opportunity to provide Christmas for a child who otherwise will receive no gifts — maybe not even know it is Christmas or about Christmas — maybe has never heard of Jesus. The public is invited to pack all of Christmas possible into a shoebox or pack a couple or many; and share our love and the love of Jesus with a child perhaps in North America or in the remotest parts of the earth.

  • Opposes proposed Internet restrictions

    This week, the FederalCommunicatios Commission is diving into a debate on an issue that could negatively impact the future of the Internet.       

    These meetings about so-called net neutrality regulations are taking place in Washington, D.C., but their ramifications will be felt across the Commonwealth if the FCC is successful in putting onerous new rules on the Internet.

  • Supports a federal carbon tax

    While some members of Congress sing the praises of cap-and-trade to combat climate change, I wonder if they have even bothered to look across the Atlantic Ocean to see how the same system has worked in Europe.

    Europe started a cap-and-trade system in the 1990s and studies show it has done next to nothing to stop the emission of greenhouse gasses.