• Guest column
  • Why not take a ‘do over’ on those resolutions?

    How are those New Year’s resolutions working for you? If you’ve already reneged on them, don’t panic. You aren’t alone.

    According to a survey reported in Forbes magazine, 36 percent have broken their resolutions after one month, 54 percent have failed after six months and only 8 percent actually reach their New Year’s goals.

  • Column by Gene Polinicski
  • Soon every call will require an area code

    It’s a clear sign of aging: The more things change, the more you wish they didn’t.

    Here’s the latest example: Beginning Feb. 1, the western half of Kentucky, including our community, will enter into 10-digit dialing.

    Basically, the 270 area code is running low of numbers. Of course, we remember 502 was running short so 270 was created as the cellular surge began.

  • Editorial: Jan. 14, 2013
  • School of second chances offers no simple credits

    British author and philosopher C.S. Lewis once observed, “Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.”

    I thought of Lewis’ statement after the University of Louisville hired Bobby Petrino as their head football coach for the second time. Not being a Cardinal fan, forgiving the coach for his past mistakes was easy for me.

  • Veterans urged to remember this vote
  • High school student shares his outlook on American liberty

    By Vince Whelan, a student at North Hardin High School


    With the end of the Revolutionary War, we Americans consecrated this land as our own, where freedom thrives for the sake of all men.

    During the American Civil War, we challenged the interpretation of this freedom, and sought to make it a more perfect definition.

  • Trust, but definitely verify

    Of all the numbers thrown at us over the course of last year, one stands out for me. I hope we can avoid repeating it this year.

    That number is 12. It’s the percentage of Americans in a December Quinnipiac poll who said they trust the government in Washington to do what is right most or all of the time.

    It’s a depressingly small number — especially compared to the 41 percent who say they “hardly ever” trust the government. This meshes with recent polls that echo a bleak truth: Trust in government is at historically low levels.

  • During election season, ‘likes’ limited to Facebook

    Shake off the Christmas owe and your New Year glow. A new season is upon us.

    It’s election time. With the new year comes an increase in candidate filings for local races. 2014 features a crowded field with all county races, municipal races and most legislative seats on the line.

    The deadline to run in the May primary is Jan. 28 — a little more than three weeks away.

    As the community’s news and information leader, The News-Enterprise will strive to provide detailed coverage during the election season.