• Jan. 24, 2011: Our readers write

    Peaceful exchange

  • Jan. 23, 2011: Our readers write

    Enyart left Radcliff a better place
    A new year brings with it a time for reflection on the old year, and in my case, many, many years of potential for reflection. A person I keep going back to reflect on is Radcliff’s former mayor, Sheila Enyart, and I want to thank her publicly for her service to the residents of Radcliff.

  • Jan. 21, 2011: Our readers write

    Is Parrett mimicking Washington?
    A front-page headline on the Jan. 20 edition of The News-Enterprise declared, “Parrett promotes bipartisanship during session.” It is hard to believe that this expression by 10th District State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is anything other than mimicking of the sentiment being promoted in Washington by the Democratic Party as they face the reality that the proverbial political donkey is no longer the commanding force directing the future of our nation.

  • Jan. 17, 2001: Our readers write

    Treating mental illness
    I agree that the Tucson shooting should have been a front-page article.
    When is our country going to wake up about treating individuals and families dealing with mental illness? Mental illness costs the lives of many innocent people. A person with mental illness needs treatment. Psychiatrists tell us that untreated mental illness just gets worse. They can become ill enough to justify murder.

  • Jan. 16, 2011: Our readers write

    School board members deserve support
    It’s safe to say that local elected leaders have seldom faced a year like 2010 and the outlook for 2011 is equally challenging. The members of the Elizabethtown Independent Board of Education have worked to preserve the district’s ability to educate our children in the face of a massive state budget shortfall and tough economic times at the local level.

  • Jan. 14: Our readers write

    School Board Recognition Month
    January is School Board Recognition Month in Kentucky.  I would like to take this opportunity to publicly express my appreciation to Hardin County Schools Board of Education members Kay Sharon, Charlie Wise, Suzy Broadwater, John Emary and Mike Kinney. I also would like to recognize Scott Tubbs, whose term ended in December.  All of our board members do a wonderful job representing our students, parents, faculty, staff and our county’s residents. 

  • Jan. 13, 2011: Our readers write

    When will they act?
    Dereliction of duty is the failure through negligence or obstinacy to perform one’s legal or moral duty to a reasonable expectation. Given the inaction of this commonwealth’s Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway to protect us from ObamaCare, both seem culpable of this.

  • Jan. 11, 2011: Our readers write

    Questionable content
    When I received The News-Enterprise on Sunday I was quite surprised. Instead of seeing a story on the front pageabout the Arizona congresswoman who was shot over the weekend,  I saw “Minor accumulation leads to smashing morning” and “Schools brace for reduced funding.”

  • Jan. 10, 2011: Our readers write

    Road work causes risks

    I don’t know who is in charge of inspecting road work in downtown Elizabethtown upon completion, or if anyone is. If there is such an individual they need more training or replacing.

  • Jan. 9, 2011: Our readers write

    Trim from the top

    Recently published letters about reducing entitlement programs are being directed at Social Security. One writer identified himself as “civil service, retired on social security.”  There isn’t any such thing. People retired under the Civil Service Retirement System cannot receive social security benefits. I am retired civil service, not on Social Security.