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Letters

  • Nov. 20, 2011: Our readers write

    On antibiotic use
    Antibiotic resistant infections are considered a serious threat to public health by the Center for Disease Control — in 2002 alone, it is estimated that more than 99,000 people died as the result of a hospital-acquired infectious disease. In 1998, the Institute of Medicine estimated antibiotic resistance generated at least $4-$5 billion per year in extra costs to the U.S. health care system.

  • Nov. 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Care for animals during winter
    Winter, with its bitter wind, rain and snow, is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to check our dog houses and patch and repair all cracks and leaks. It is time for new, clean bedding. Straw is the best and this bedding needs to be replaced often and putting a board along the bottom of the door opening helps keep the bedding inside the house. Also, turning the door away from the wind helps protect your dog from the cold.

  • Nov. 17, 2011: Our readers write

    Nov. 17 is World Prematurity Day
    This year, for the first time, a World Prematurity Day will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 17 by the March of Dimes, along with organizations in Africa, Europe and Australia.

  • Nov. 11, 2011: Our readers write

    A Veteran’s Day thank you
    On Veterans Day, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many citizens of Hardin County who made contributions to the Elizabethtown Disabled American Veterans Chapter 003 “Forget Me Not” fundraiser. Members of DAV Chapter 003 set up donation stations at the Fort Knox Commissary, Radcliff and Elizabethtown Wal-Mart stores, and the Dolphin Drive Kroger store in Elizabethtown. Please know that your donations will go to help local area veterans and their dependents.

  • Nov. 9, 2011: Our readers write

    Where’s the fence?
    You have heard the old Wendy’s commercial, “Where’s the beef?” Well, I am wondering, “Where’s the fence?”
    My neighborhood has been enveloped by the Elizabethtown Sports Park. Therefore, I assumed the park would be providing a privacy fence for the homes which lie adjacent to the ball fields. I was shocked and appalled this week to see they had planted tall, skinny shrubs as their idea of privacy and security (not to mention a noise barrier) between my back yard and the park.

  • Nov. 8, 2011: Our readers write

    Thoughts transcend all religions
    It is disturbing to read Mr. David Williams’ comments on the ground-breaking Hindu ceremony performed in Elizabethtown. We are delighted to see that an Indian company is willing to do business in Kentucky, bringing more growth and jobs locally as opposed to losing jobs overseas. Gov. Steve Beshear needs to be commended for his focused proactive efforts.

  • Nov. 7, 2011: Our readers write

    Don’t ignore the facts
    Thank you to The News-Enterprise editorial board for your view in the Oct. 27 edition: E’town should stick with facts. Four city councilmen (Ashlock, Fulkerson, Lewis, Walker) chose to ignore the facts and refused to provide E’town’s population data to the Kentucky General Assembly  in 2010, thereby holding E’town hostage in an incorrect fourth class.

  • Nov. 6, 2011: Our readers write

    Likeable vs. competent
    Why should Kentuckians vote for David Williams for governor? The No. 1 reason is if you are unhappy with Obamacare and the out-of-control spending that has us on the verge of bankruptcy as a country, remember this occurred when Democrats controlled the U.S. House, Senate and presidency. You should not want that for Kentucky.
    If elected, here is what you can expect from Steve Beshear:

  • Nov. 4, 2011: Our readers write

    Outraged about Williams’ comments
    As a relatively new Kentuckian, I chose to retire in Elizabethtown precisely because of the kindness and core values people here freely share with all who visit or stay. I agree with the director of Flex Films in stating that David Williams’ comments were “offensive and hurtful.” I go further in saying that Mr. Williams’ comments also are based on extreme ignorance and intolerance.

  • Nov. 3, 2011: Our readers write

    Suffering by proxy
    I have a question for my elected senator, Mitch McConnell, who also is a leader in Congress.
    He repeatedly has called on the president to make cuts in Social Security and Medicare.
    My question is why, as a leader, has he never proposed to cut his health care, retirement or safety net?
    I live in a country where our leaders feather their retirement, never share in the cuts and suffer by proxy.
    Randal A. Lanham
    Hardinsburg