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Letters

  • Our readers write: May 22, 2001

    Half-hearted honors
    After removing the flag, flag pole, M-4 tank and unit memorials from Brooks Field, icons which have been there for almost 70 years, one would wonder: What is Fort Knox thinking.
    Then comes the Kentucky Derby.
    In a recent Turret, there are two pictures with soldiers. One has the caption: “A soldier stands guard while the Kentucky Derby Gold Cup was viewed by fans.”

  • May 20, 2011: Our readers write

    Un-COLA in 2012
    In 2012 senior citizens will receive a small cost-of-living-adjustment; however, the cost of Medicare also will increase, which means seniors will not have received a COLA for three years despite the ever-increasing cost of gasoline, medical services and groceries, etc.
    The government has taken a lot more than money from senior citizens. It has taken a piece of their pride, their hope for having a little left over each month to make improvements on their home and other necessities.

  • May 17, 2011: Our readers write

    Questions in
    the aftermath
     While I’m glad that Osama bin Laden is dead, not enough “Hell” is being raised. Our Navy violated Pakistani airspace and killed him in a high profile structure near that nation’s capital city. Suppose George W. Bush had done this? Pakistani officials knew long ago where bin Laden was and Hillary Clinton even commended them for their “cooperation.”

  • May 15, 2011: Our readers write

    Kentucky governor the difference
    There are some differences in the governor candidates.
    Phil Moffett is a Christian, right-to-life businessman who wants to help Kentucky move in the right direction. Phil’s four-corner platform is the right cure for what is ailing Kentucky, and he has not varied from his plan since he started running. 
    -State sovereignty: Challenging the constitutionality of all federal laws, mandates and regulations.

  • May 13, 2011: Our readers write

    Your vote counts
    I am writing to encourage all Kentucky Republicans to please vote in the May 17 primary election, and to take a good look at all the GOP candidates running for office. Each Republican candidate brings something unique to the table. I know much of the thought is who can win in the November election, as it should be.

  • May 12, 2011: Our readers write

    Photo evidence not necessary
    I just read your editorial, “Fear of reprisal shouldn’t hide proof of victory” and have to disagree.
    You praised the president for his decision to authorize the raid as opposed to a bombing and you are right. His was surely a serious decision but, in the end, a no brainer. Certainly, the military and other agencies offered a professional judgment of success without which no commander in chief would have given the go. Still he had to decide and good for him for doing so.

  • May 11, 2011: Our readers write

    Kentucky in trouble
    According to polls, Gov. Steve Beshear and Sen. David Williams will run against each other this November. With the polls this May we could change the direction Kentucky is heading into the future.

  • May 10, 2011: Our readers write

    Going wet
    The debate about expanded alcohol sales in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove is centered around two opposing views: 1) expanded sales will yield improvements in our quality of life because of economic growth and 2) drinking alcohol contributes to the moral decay of our residents, causing death, destruction and unwanted influence on our youth.

  • From one mother to another

    By DEBORAH SMITH
    Special to The News-Enterprise
    With Mothers Day approaching, I sent my mother a card but wanted her to know just how much she means to me.
    The card itself was nice, but there just wasn’t that personal feeling. We always kid one another because she says I write really mushy notes to her that sometimes make her cry, so being the good daughter I try to make my signatures happy and upbeat.

  • Help the U.S. Postal Service stamp out hunger May 14

    Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes. They also collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation and probably the world.