• 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.

  • Feb. 20, 2014: Our readers write.

    Schools contend with winter

    I would like to thank you for your editorial in the Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, edition of The News-Enterprise. 

    A winter’s snow can create some beautiful sights and many wonderful memories.  However, if it falls on a school day, it can create anxiety for a school district. The most recent snow is an example.

  • Feb. 19, 2014: Our readers write

    How economic development works

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation would like to thank The News-Enterprise editorial board for its interest and willingness to assist in economic development efforts in our community. The enthusiasm is duly noted, however, an explanation of how economic development projects develop might be helpful to your readers.

  • Feb. 18, 2014: Our readers write

    Taking jobs of legal residents

    The U.S. Chamber and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce have begun a hard push to legalize immigrants who will take the job of American citizens. What few there are available, anyway. With so many Americans unable to find work or after many giving up looking after not finding work, why would the chambers be involved in this?

    The Kentucky Chambers site states, “Allowing (illegals) to emerge from the shadows, creating a stable workforce.” Stable for who?

  • Feb. 16, 2014: Our readers write

    Understand how to read polls

    In response to a recent letter regarding polls by The Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader concerning the McConnell-Grimes Senatorial election, the following should be considered.

    These polls are conducted by the two most liberal-progressive entities in the state.

    You should know how and why the questions in the polls are worded. If the pollsters wish to skew the results, the questions will be written to produce the desired result.

  • Feb. 14, 2014: Our readers write

    Defending changes being made by IRS

    This is in regards to those warning of the IRS trying to restrict our freedom of speech. Congress passed a law creating tax-exempt social welfare organizations. By law, these organizations had to devote the majority of their activity, meaning money expenditures, to, believe it or not, social welfare issues, not politics. 

  • Feb. 13, 2014: Our readers write

    Retirees urged to watch legislation

    State and county government retirees will be closely watching the events of the Kentucky General Assembly 2014 legislative session. At stake are the pensions and benefits of retirees, current and future.  

  • Feb. 12, 2014: Our readers write

    Polling information not good for Mitch
    I am not shocked after learning of the results of the recent Lexington Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass Poll. According to the poll, Alison Lundergan Grimes holds a four-point advantage over U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The two are expected to compete for the U.S. Senate seat in November if McConnell can defeat Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin in May.
    Grimes leads the poll 46 percent to 42 percent and that margin could increase if McConnell continues to be a champion of gridlock.