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Letters

  • Dec. 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Republicans caved
    By agreeing with President  Barack Obama and the Democrats on extending the payroll tax cut, Republicans have hurt senior citizens and all future recipients of Social Security.  If they wanted to dish out a tax cut of 2 percent, it should have come from federal income taxes, not our Social Security trust fund.  This so-called tax cut resulted in a decrease in our Social Security trust fund of more than $100 billion in 2011 and now they want to extend these reductions into 2012.

  • Dec. 27, 2011: Our readers write

    Real hero identified
    I’d just like to comment on the Dec. 23 editorial, “Success attracts detractors.”
    Your editorial was spot on except for one thing. I agree that Tim Tebow is an excellent role model but I disagree with him being a hero. If an example of a hero is needed, then look to the column just below about U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Megan McClung.
    John Maddox
    Rineyville

  • Dec. 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Local mayors deserve applause
    Earlier this month, this newspaper published an editorial and the editorial board encouraged Hardin County residents to show its commitment to education.
    Local mayors answered that call.
    Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker and Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall joined a number of decision makers and dined with Western Kentucky University students in Bowling Green’s Downing University Center.

  • Dec. 21, 2011: Our readers write

    Concerning open school prayer
    I read Mr. Charles Haynes’ article on the Dec. 19 opinion page concerning politicians and school prayer and I believe he has missed the point.
    First, the reader must understand that no government will ever have the power to keep anyone from praying whenever and where ever he or she choses to pray.

  • Dec. 19, 2011: Our readers write

    Erbe’s disservice
    As a Muslim feminist (and woman), I was saddened and discouraged by Thursday’s editorial page column on the subject of Islam and women’s rights, “When religion rules law, women lose.” I am sure other Muslim readers also were disturbed. Ms. Erbe, like many commentators on the Muslim world, makes broad and unfair generalizations.

  • Dec, 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Are we thankful?
    Thanksgiving and Christmas are times of the year to be thankful for the gifts and blessings we have been given and to rejoice in the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I believe we get confused on things of importance during this season.

  • Dec. 16, 2011: Our readers write

    Supporting coal
    It has been said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can promulgate new regulations without respect to any socioeconomic impact consideration. In other words, if the EPA thinks it is good for us, they can make it come to pass at whatever the cost might be.

  • Dec. 11, 2011: Our readers write

    A tree farmer’s perspective
    I am a tree farmer in Hart County. Along with Kentucky’s other 467,000 family forest owners, I am proud that my woodland property provides my community with clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and forest products. Most people think the federal government or big industry owns most of Kentucky’s 12 million acres of forests but, in fact, most of Kentucky’s forests are owned primarily by family farmers.

  • Dec. 9, 2011: Our readers write

    Progress can hurt
    Cecilia has been my home for many years. I see changes every day around me. New industrial parks are close by. Many new homes are being built and many already are built throughout the county. This has increased our population greatly.
    With population growth, a need for new schools arises. This brings up another matter of possibly losing some of our farm land to build schools. This may be sad but necessary for progress in education. As a community grows, we must suffer some inconvenience and be willing to accept it for the good of our children.

  • Dec. 8, 2011: our readers write

    Reading behind the words
    I read Jay Ambrose’s column in the The News-Enterprise and I found it to be very misleading. While you can take almost any statistic and use it to prove your position, there are other factors at play here that negate any tax benefit that might have made life better for the middle class.