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Letters

  • March 4, 2014: Our readers write

    Praise for Mandela extended too far
    Near the end of the Jan. 20, 2014, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, a man extolled the virtues of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela and the African National Congress. Except for Dr. King being ultimately murdered, Nelson Mandela’s experiences in his struggle against apartheid were identical to that of Dr. King. However, I have a problem with is Winnie Mandela due to her particularly brutal torture-murder method; “necklacing” of fellow blacks while she led the African National Congress during Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment. 

  • March 2, 2014: Our readers write

    Speaking up for a proven leader

    “There is nothing to be learned from the second kick of a mule.” This is a well-known quote from Sen. Mitch McConnell. Like my friend, Debra, I also attended that meeting and found myself liking Mr. Bevins even though I dreaded what he was trying to do.

  • Feb. 28, 2014: Our readers write

    Taking a stand on smoking

    As leaders of major faith groups, we believe Kentucky’s elected leaders need to take urgent action to improve the health of our state. During the 2014 legislative session, our elected officials will be examining the smoke-free issue once again. Rarely is such an opportunity available to profoundly impact our communities. We call on all our state’s leaders to work together to turn potential into progress and reduce the toll of tobacco in Kentucky, a state that leads the nation in lung cancer and other chronic diseases.

  • Feb. 27, 2014: Our readers write

    Modest hero’s death is loss to community

    Our Radcliff community lost another hero recently. Command Sgt. Maj. John Nichols passed away.

    I knew John through Camp Knox Lodge. He guided me through my proficiency as I became a Master Mason. John was a tireless, selfless leader who always put others first. He was the first to show up when something needed to be done and the one who would turn out the lights after everyone else left.

  • Feb. 26, 2014: Our readers write

    A plea to alert the public

    I’m not writing this for you who understand what’s happening to this country but for those who don’t read or listen beyond what is put out by the media. You who don’t understand or care what experts have been saying, that none of what has been done in five years is working. WAKE UP!

  • Feb. 25, 2014: Our readers write

    Senate candidate makes impression

    In January, I attended our local Republican committee meeting that hosted Republican senatorial primary challenger Matt Bevin. I cannot overstate how impressed I was with Mr. Bevin’s presentation, willingness to answer all questions and the responses he gave and his willingness to stay after his allotted time and speak with people face to face. It is not easy attempting to overthrow a 30-year incumbent but I have high hopes that Matt will prevail.

  • Feb. 20, 2014: Our readers write.

    Schools contend with winter

    I would like to thank you for your editorial in the Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, edition of The News-Enterprise. 

    A winter’s snow can create some beautiful sights and many wonderful memories.  However, if it falls on a school day, it can create anxiety for a school district. The most recent snow is an example.

  • Feb. 19, 2014: Our readers write

    How economic development works

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation would like to thank The News-Enterprise editorial board for its interest and willingness to assist in economic development efforts in our community. The enthusiasm is duly noted, however, an explanation of how economic development projects develop might be helpful to your readers.

  • Feb. 18, 2014: Our readers write

    Taking jobs of legal residents

    The U.S. Chamber and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce have begun a hard push to legalize immigrants who will take the job of American citizens. What few there are available, anyway. With so many Americans unable to find work or after many giving up looking after not finding work, why would the chambers be involved in this?

    The Kentucky Chambers site states, “Allowing (illegals) to emerge from the shadows, creating a stable workforce.” Stable for who?

  • Feb. 16, 2014: Our readers write

    Understand how to read polls

    In response to a recent letter regarding polls by The Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader concerning the McConnell-Grimes Senatorial election, the following should be considered.

    These polls are conducted by the two most liberal-progressive entities in the state.

    You should know how and why the questions in the polls are worded. If the pollsters wish to skew the results, the questions will be written to produce the desired result.