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Letters

  • June 26, 2013: Our readers write

    McConnell vulnerable in 2014

  • June 25, 2013: Our readers write

    Limit cost of living increases

    The June 3 edition of The News-Enterprise contained a story about Social Security with questions answered by an array of officials. 

    The story indicated  trustees project depletion of Social Security funds by the year 2033 — in 20 years.  Once the reserves run out, incoming payroll taxes will cover roughly 75 percent of  promised Social Security benefits, which would require an immediate 25 percent cut in benefits. This cut would reduce a monthly Social Security payment of $1,266 to $950.

  • June 23, 2013: Our readers write

    Furlough fairness?

    Starting next month myself, along with the other government workers on post, will be required to take one day a week off without pay, sixteen hours a pay period, so the government can save money.

    It is amazing how quiet our elected officials and local media have been on this matter, considering what has been made public recently. One branch of the military said they had the money so no one would be furloughed, but yet it was determined, to make it fair for everyone, all branches would be required to enforce the furloughs.

  • June 21, 2013: Our readers write

    As buses come and go

    Of public transportation here in Hardin County, a question needs to be asked: Are we are beating a dead horse?

    Yes, a number of transportation studies for well more than a decade show a need for a transit system here in Hardin County — Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Vine Grove and Fort Knox — and found it wanted by the public and feasible to establish.

    Why haven’t fixed routes been set up except on paper and buses seen here are just another taxi service limited to the elderly or disabled.

  • June 18, 2013: Our readers write

    Walker family appreciates community support

    To Our Family of Elizabethtown:

    Today, her husband, our father, our uncle, our cousin, our granddad, our son, our leader, and our best friend will be laid to rest.

  • June 16, 2013: Our readers write

    Where does the apple fall?

    I’ve often thought I’m a lot like my dad. But I don’t want to be. I certainly don’t want to copy his bad habits. I’d prefer to copy his good ones, but I don’t remember them he had any.

    Maybe I’m more like him than I want to admit. But I don’t want to be. I find myself yelling at my kids like an out-of-control idiot. 

  • June 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Leave judgments to God

    I am so disappointed by the Boy Scouts making headlines to announce that they are now accepting gay youth.

    It never crossed my mind that they had ever turned one away for this reason. If they had done so it would have made much bigger headlines than their vote did. It also puzzled me that their vote left out Scout masters who are still banned. Why two standards?

  • June 13, 2013: Our readers write

    Financial trouble

    I understand our country is in trouble financially. What I don’t understand is the fact only a select few Department of Defense civilians will bear the impact of helping. 

  • June 11, 2013: Our readers write

    Congress needs to investigate the IRS

    On May 10, America learned that the IRS – perhaps the most frightening of all government agencies – has been singling out and targeting conservative groups, including tea party groups. The IRS has waged a three-year war against the tea party, harassing our groups and even auditing our individual members. This abuse of power is unacceptable and unconstitutional, and it must stop.

  • June 9, 2013: Our readers write

    Double standard

    We all heard about the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Conn. Twenty precious first graders and six of their teachers and leaders lost their lives at the hands of a mad man with a gun.

    I am the mother of three wonderful grown children. My heart still goes out to those families. I cannot imagine losing a child. Parents are not supposed to have to bury their children.