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Letters

  • March 9, 2014: Our readers write

    Quarry rezoning ‘rocks’ all residents

    “Residents to appeal quarry decision” was the title to an article appearing on the front page of The News-Enterprise on Thursday, March 6. Yes, we the residents of Mill Creek, Ravenswood and Stonecreek and neighbors along Bewley Hollow Road are appealing this decision made by “our” Hardin County Planning and Development Commission, but this should be appealed by all homeowners in Hardin County.

    If this committee can do this to our community, it can do it to all.

  • March 7, 2014: Our readers write

    Asking GOP to see possibilities
    Just to remind Republicans in Hardin County, many Tea Party candidates have won their races. When Rand Paul ran for Senate, most typical Republicans thought only Trey Grayson could defeat the Democrat in the general election but lo and behold Paul defeated Grayson and then won the Senate race in the general, too.
    And what did Trey Grayson do? He hightailed it to that liberal bastion Harvard before his term as Kentucky Secretary of State had ended.

  • March 6, 2014: Our readers write

    Snake handling is not for today

    There are several things that disturb me about the article “Snake handlers death” in Friday’s paper. It disturbs me that so many lives are wasted because of not understanding God’s word. It disturbs me that snake handling is illegal in Kentucky and law enforcement simply “look the other way.”

  • March 5, 2014: Our readers write

    Another view
    on Senate Bill 119

    In response to Dave Adkisson, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, praising Sen. Dennis Parrett and his peers for voting in favor of Senate Bill 119, I have a question. How can making Kentucky more economically competitive and attractive to quality healthcare providers be more important than the current care for residents and their right to litigation?

  • March 4, 2014: Our readers write

    Praise for Mandela extended too far
    Near the end of the Jan. 20, 2014, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, a man extolled the virtues of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela and the African National Congress. Except for Dr. King being ultimately murdered, Nelson Mandela’s experiences in his struggle against apartheid were identical to that of Dr. King. However, I have a problem with is Winnie Mandela due to her particularly brutal torture-murder method; “necklacing” of fellow blacks while she led the African National Congress during Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment. 

  • March 2, 2014: Our readers write

    Speaking up for a proven leader

    “There is nothing to be learned from the second kick of a mule.” This is a well-known quote from Sen. Mitch McConnell. Like my friend, Debra, I also attended that meeting and found myself liking Mr. Bevins even though I dreaded what he was trying to do.

  • Feb. 28, 2014: Our readers write

    Taking a stand on smoking

    As leaders of major faith groups, we believe Kentucky’s elected leaders need to take urgent action to improve the health of our state. During the 2014 legislative session, our elected officials will be examining the smoke-free issue once again. Rarely is such an opportunity available to profoundly impact our communities. We call on all our state’s leaders to work together to turn potential into progress and reduce the toll of tobacco in Kentucky, a state that leads the nation in lung cancer and other chronic diseases.

  • Feb. 27, 2014: Our readers write

    Modest hero’s death is loss to community

    Our Radcliff community lost another hero recently. Command Sgt. Maj. John Nichols passed away.

    I knew John through Camp Knox Lodge. He guided me through my proficiency as I became a Master Mason. John was a tireless, selfless leader who always put others first. He was the first to show up when something needed to be done and the one who would turn out the lights after everyone else left.

  • Feb. 26, 2014: Our readers write

    A plea to alert the public

    I’m not writing this for you who understand what’s happening to this country but for those who don’t read or listen beyond what is put out by the media. You who don’t understand or care what experts have been saying, that none of what has been done in five years is working. WAKE UP!

  • Feb. 25, 2014: Our readers write

    Senate candidate makes impression

    In January, I attended our local Republican committee meeting that hosted Republican senatorial primary challenger Matt Bevin. I cannot overstate how impressed I was with Mr. Bevin’s presentation, willingness to answer all questions and the responses he gave and his willingness to stay after his allotted time and speak with people face to face. It is not easy attempting to overthrow a 30-year incumbent but I have high hopes that Matt will prevail.