• July 31, 2011: Our readers write

    Shame on today’s economy
    Shame on us for electing Mitch McConnell. Let’s not raise taxes on the rich, just cut Medicaid and Social Security. We, the people who can read, write and use computers, should let the government and states know we are mad and we aren’t taking it anymore. It is time to take back America. Let’s start with NAFTA. It is from our Clinton days. Stop sending jobs to other countries. Give people jobs so they can make a decent living.

  • July 28, 2011: Our readers write

    A dangerous game

  • July 27, 2011: Our readers write

    Social Security payments should reflect ‘real life’
    I would like to inform people who receive a Social Security check, as most of them already know, myself included, that we did not get a raise in our Social Security checks last year or this year. This raise is supposed to be automatic if the cost of living increases. We were informed, by letter, that we would not get a raise in our checks because “the cost of living had not increased.”

  • July 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Praise-worthy series
    The News Enterprise recently took the rather unusual liberty of recognizing its own series about local military heroes in a formal editorial. It was completely justified in doing so.

  • July 21, 2011: Our readers write

    Vote for a veteran
    As we get closer to Election Day for statewide races in Kentucky, differences between the candidates become clearer. On July 14, GOP candidate for secretary of state Bill Johnson filed an ethics complaint against Secretary of State Elaine Walker, who wants to open voter registration rolls to those who have no address.

  • July 20, 2011: Our readers write

    Supporting Shaw
    We are fortunate to have Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw. He can only present what evidence he has. He is a good and decent attorney. I am proud to live in Hardin County and he is part of the reason why. I wish the U.S. Army good luck.
    Jeanette L. Rogers

    Meaning found
    in twisted metal

  • July 19, 2011: Our reader write

    Recheck the math
    Let’s travel back in time to the summer of the year 2000. Gas prices were at a low of 99.9 cents per gallon and averaged $1.27 at the end of December. The national debt was being paid down. We weren’t at war, the economy was stable, Medicare and Social Security weren’t being threatened with cuts, there was no bank crisis, America had a year end surplus in the national budget and the unemployment level was acceptable.

  • July 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Veterans are voters
    I’m a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Recently, about 15 veterans attended one of Gov. Steve Beshear’s town hall meetings at the Knicely Center in Bowling Green. We sat together in the second row at the event, right behind the governor’s staff, who took up the first row. We all wore American Legion hats, so our status as veterans was very obvious to all, including the governor.

  • July 17, 2011: Our readers write

    Great service
    The people of Elizabethtown have a great service in the Public Works Department. I think we take for granted the service of picking up all the debris that we leave out in the streets.
    Not only do they provide this service, but the competence of those who operate that machine is extraordinary. We are very fortunate to have them. I say thanks from everyone who avails themselves of this service.
    Judy Bishop

  • July 15, 2011: Our readers write

    Taxpayers on line for questionable loans
    I was just thinking about our national debt. If our government would stop spending money on people who can’t manage their own money, we would be better off.
    I just found out that a business owner who recently filed for Chapter 13 in Bankruptcy Court still could have a Small Business Administration loan on the business.
    Why should our government help someone to finance a business venture when they can’t even manage their own finances?