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Letters

  • Oct. 17, 2012: Our readers write

    Spina Bifida Awareness Month

    October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month. Spina bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect, affecting 166,000 Americans. Kentucky has one of the highest rates in the country.

    Spina bifida is a birth defect that results in the spinal cord protruding from a baby’s back. The back can be surgically closed before or after birth, but damage to the spinal cord can cause paralysis, hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain), bowel and bladder issues, and other challenges.

  • Oct. 16, 2012: Our readers write

    Another bountiful harvest

    Twenty-five years ago this month, after the accidental death of my father-in-law, David Owsley, I wrote a letter to the editor of this same newspaper thanking people of our farming community for coming together and harvesting our crop.  I titled it “Harvest of Friends.”

  • Oct. 15, 2012: Our readers write

    Political machinations

    Here we are less than one month from election day and the latest report from the Bureau of Labor shows a small increase of 114,000 jobs and a sharp drop of the unemployment rate to 7.8 percent. Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, immediately stated that the numbers had to be “cooked.” There also have been questions as to why the Bureau of Labor had changed the way they counted part time workers and how they revised July and August figures upward for government employees.

  • Oct. 14, 2012: Our readers write

    Personal principles

    Is there a local GOP “letter writing machine” in Hardin County? Republicans don’t sit around waiting for someone to give them something to write about in support of our party agenda. Such synchronized efforts are phoney. Letters which I write to The News-Enterprise express my own views on subjects which I choose in a format which allows me to touch others in this community whether anyone agrees with me or not.

  • Oct. 12, 2012: Our readers write

    Parties have changed

    A writer to the editor on Thursday attempted to portray the Republican Party as the party of civil rights, and the Democrats as racists who supported slavery, created the Ku Klux Klan, etc. It begs the question: Why is Mitt Romney getting less than 1 percent of the black vote? The answer is simple. When the slaves were freed, when Jim Crow was the law of the land, et al, Republicans were the progressive party and Democrats were the conservatives.

  • Oct. 11, 2012: Our readers write

    Vote Republican

    Who was for slavery in the south? Democrats.

    Who freed the slaves? A Republican.

    Who started the Ku Klux Klan? Democrats.

    Who put in place the Jim Crow laws? Democrats.

    Who started desegregation? Republican Dwight Eisenhower.

    Who got the 1964 Civil Rights Act passed? Republicans.

    Who’s been against killing 54 million children by abortion? Republicans.

    Vote Republican.

    J.B. Armstrong

    Bardstown

  • Oct. 10, 2012: Our readers write

    Pay attention to 401(k)

    On the Sept. 23 Money page of The News-Enterprise there was an article discussing possible changes in Kentucky’s state tax code. What grabbed my attention was not the food tax option but the option to tax 401(k) plans and pensions from private industries to pay for Kentucky public workers’ retirements.

  • Oct. 9, 2012: Our readers write

    Broadwater for HCS board

    Hardin County Schools  Board elections are coming up. I would like to ask voters to vote for Suzy Broadwater to be a school board representative once again. Why?

  • Oct. 4, 2012: Our readers write

    Vaccination critical to fight meningitis

    As students are starting a new school year, the Kentucky School Nurses Association has an important message for parents: make sure your preteens and teens are up-to-date on their meningococcal vaccinations.

    The fact is, many are not – public health officials just released a report showing that although Kentucky’s meningococcal vaccination rates have improved, only 55 percent of teens have been vaccinated against meningitis, a rare but serious disease that can kill a child in just one day.

  • Oct. 3, 2012: Our readers write

    Drunken driving is never acceptable

    I have had something I’ve wanted to get off my chest since I saw an article in the newspaper this past week. Since they voted to go wet it looks like DUIs are up by 25 percent according to the article. I don’t know how you voted and that’s your business and your freedom to do so but I can tell you I did not want to see this happen. I live with the possibility that one day my mobility may be limited as the result of a drunken driver who hit me head on.