• 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.

  • Sept. 1, 2011: Our readers write

    No to alcohol sales
    I am concerned about the upcoming wet/dry vote in Vine Grove, Radcliff and Elizabethtown. These three towns will decide for the entire county whether liquor stores and alcohol sales in conven-ience stores will be allowed. I live in the county and have no vote in this matter. However, I do have a voice and I choose to speak out against the sale of liquor here.

  • Aug. 30, 2011: Our readers write

    More good news to celebrate

  • Aug. 29, 2011: Our readers write

    Skeptical and proud
    With the 10th anniversary of the terrible tragedy in New York City approaching, let us remember all the lives that were lost that day and weeks and years following. Pray for the people who are sick and injured from it and for families and friends of people who perished.
    I heard a CNN report that the first responders to 9/11 are not invited to attend (the anniversary ceremonies). I don’t fully understand that, but keep those men and women in your prayers also.