• Sept. 23, 2011: Our readers write

    Work trumps handouts

  • Sept. 22, 2011: Our readers write

    Keep it sensible
    During the local option election in 2002, we had several friends, both drinkers and non-drinkers, who told us they felt it was only fair to vote to allow people who enjoyed a drink with their meals to have it.

  • Sept. 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Don’t limit growth
    How absolutely absurd it is that any counties in our commonwealth still observe some form of restrictions on the sale of alcohol. On Oct. 4, voters in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove have an opportunity to move out of the dark ages and remove prohibitions on the sale of something every American citizen of legal age should have the right to purchase, and does have in 95 percent of the country.

  • Sept. 15, 2011: Our readers write

    Johnson overlooked by Republican Party leaders and pundits
    The Republican Party is currently searching for a candidate that can lead an economic resurgence by practicing fiscal restraint.
    However, party officials and media pundits are overlooking a former two-term governor of New Mexico by the name of Gary Johnson.
    Johnson wants our armed forces to leave Iraq and Afghanistan. He also wants to eliminate the corporate income tax.

  • Sept. 13, 2011: Our readers write

    Be a ray of light
    Perhaps you have read the series by Becca Owsley and Robert Villanueva about the poor in Hardin County. If not, pick up a paper and read it. This is the real world in Elizabethtown and our local community.
    I recently retired from Fort Knox and decided to volunteer with a local agency. Boy, were my eyes opened. I thought poor or poverty was something that happened in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky or in big cities where the homeless hang their hats.

  • Sept. 12, 2011: Our readers write

    No need to create
    I’ve been waiting for someone to ask the question, and since I've not seen it posed, I'll raise my hand.
    Why is the Hardin County Schools leadership seeking to build a technical center?

  • Sept. 9, 2011: Our readers write

    KET and religion
    KET promoters say KET delves into all parts of Kentucky life, yet I haven’t seen a program on the impact of the major religions on society. I see history programs that do not mention religion, but about so and so who did something. Schoolbooks were the same.
    The Salvation Army would make a great story and the 25,000 membership in charge of food supply would ensure the poor are fed.
    Where are programs on:

  • Sept. 8, 2011: Our readers write

    NAACP gets a breath of fresh air
    I’d like to thank The News-Enterprise for the beautiful article written about the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet that was held at Fort Knox Leaders Club.
    The News-Enterprise quoted every topic pastor Gerald Smith, associate professor at the university, spoke about, which all was very interesting.

  • For unification to succeed, residents need to know what they’ll lose

    Back in the early 1990s, when I was a reporter for The Courier-Journal, I remember seeing a book by late University of Kentucky professor William Lyons called “The Politics of City-County Merger: The Lexington-Fayette Experience.” It was on the desk of then-Mayor David Adkisson of Owensboro. 

    At the time, Owensboro was in a campaign to merge with Daviess County; I was reporting on that effort.

  • Keep up the recycling effort, Hardin Countians

    On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Hardin County, we want to publicly acknowledge and applaud the recycling efforts of Hardin County residents.

    Over 90 years, the League of Women Voters of the United States has promoted many environmental issues, including clean air and water as well as recycling.