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  • Online comments limited on letters

    Most people would not intentionally walk into an argument. Many times, we find ourselves holding our tongues when we believe our thoughts and opinions will create hostility.

    But sitting on ideas is no way to have a constructive conversation.

    Online readers of The News-Enterprise are aware that the comment fields available with articles and photos allows for public feedback, insight, debate and criticism. But in the semi-anonymous world of online posting, the discussions are not always civil or constructive.

  • July 4, 2010: Our readers write

    VFW Post vows utmost respect for U.S. flag

    When I read Ann Wallace’s “Flags Mistreated” letter to the editor I was appalled at what had happened. To think that somebody would show such insensitivity while handling the American Flag just before Memorial Day was unbelievable.

  • YOUTH ALL-STAR BASEBALL: South Hardin set to host two Little League tourneys (07/02)

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com The South Hardin Baseball and Softball League has been preparing for this opportunity for years, and now that the time is here, league officials couldn’t be more eager to host two Little League District 5 tournaments. “It’s incredible,” league president Doug Peters said. “The kids are excited about i

  • Veterans nursing home not a pork-barrel project

     By DAVE JARRETT, guest columnist

    A letter printed June 1 in The News-Enterprise, the day after Memorial Day, accused un-named politicians of supporting the veterans nursing home in Hardin County merely for political reasons and referred to it as a “pork-barrel” project. The writer further suggested that our elected officials vote “no” for this project and instead vote to fix Medicare and Social Security.

    There’s a need to understand the process of secure authorization to construct a veterans’ nursing home. 

  • Got time to kill? Visit the hospital

    Got a little free time and don’t know how to spend it? Time may be the rarest of all commodities. But now and then, you find yourself waiting. Most of us don’t wait well. The virtue of patience is missing in our society. For a few hours last week, I found myself waiting in a place that proved to be surprisingly pleasant and relaxing: Hardin Memorial Hospital. I was in the

  • July 2, 2010: Obituaries

    James Walter ‘J.W.’ Bell

    James Walter “J.W.” Bell, 74, of Hodgenville, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at his residence.

    Survivors include his wife, Vivian Hardin Bell; two daughters, Virginia Suellen Bell and Jessie Bell; a stepdaughter, Jacquelyn Brown Skaggs; three stepsons, Franklin Brown, Israel Brown and John Blunk.

    The funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home with burial in Buffalo Cemetery.

    Visitation is at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

  • A little praise for the little house


    Standing at the kitchen sink, I felt the familiar rumble through the floor. Behind me my infant son stirred awake and then dozed again in what was once his big sister’s plush pink bouncy seat. Screams echoed from the farthest corner of the house. Found!

    Hide and seek. It happens a lot in our house — or should I say to our house?

  • July 2, 2010: Our readers write

    Old Glory should still fly on Fort Knox It will soon be the Fourth of July again and America will celebrate its independence once more. Typically we celebrate with the display of lots of U.S. flags because we are proud of Old Glory. I found a copy of the June 23, 2006, edition of The News-Enterprise in my home and noticed an excellent article by Erica Walsh tilted “Saving