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Today's Opinions

  • Back on the job

    ISSUE: Animal Control retiree rehired
    OUR VIEW: Decision makes sense on many levels

    When Gerald Foley retired last November after 29 years in government, including 25 years as the supervisor of Hardin County Animal Control, a celebration was held in his honor.

    The primary concern expressed that day: How could the county possibly find someone who matched Foley's talents, experience and demonstrated skills?

    Well, they did it.

  • An example for young and old

    TOPIC: Third-grader Rachel Ritchie's idea
    OUR VIEW: We need more kids and adults like her
     

    Rachel Ritchie may not be a household name around Hardin County. But maybe it should be.

  • March 19, 2013: Our readers write

    Thank a farmer today

    “If you eat you’re involved in agriculture.” For the last few years, I, as a farmer, have been told to get out and “tell your story.” Bringing wholesome, nutritious food to the nation’s tables is my story.

    In most families, we are now three generations removed from the farm. With this in mind, we need to tell these generations how their food is produced. Food is not produced at Kroger, Wal-Mart or any of the various grocery stores around the country.

  • Thanks to those helping others

    ISSUE: Seeing a need
    OUR VIEW: Hardin County responds

    When there’s an obvious need, Hardin Countians step forward.

    Take, for example, the community baby shower scheduled Wednesday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • March 17, 2013: Our readers write

    Hats off to talented artist

    Recently I enjoyed reading the front page The News-Enterprise  story about Collin Batson, Elizabethtown High School senior whose artwork decorates the Elizabethtown Alternative Center. The article mentioned that despite his color blindness, Collin’s artistic gifts have led to his acceptance into the Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University.

    Hats off to this gifted young artist and to the teachers who recognized and nurtured his artistic talents.

    Frances Scott

    Elizabethtown

  • Difficult for public to find time for the public's business

    Public meetings always  are more interesting when the public participates. Unfortunately, that typically only occurs when something objectionable or controversial took place at a previous meeting.

    Most government meetings conducting the people’s business attract few spectators. Of course, that’s why we elect others to make decisions on our behalf.

  • Knox committed to minimizing impacts of fiscal uncertainty

    Fort Knox is in the midst of a challenging time due to the combined fiscal impacts associated with the continuing resolution, sequestration and emerging overseas contingency operations requirements.

    According to the U.S. Army Program Analysis and Evaluation Office, the installation and its organizations will face reductions up to $134 million over the next six months. Over the same period, the Army’s total budget reductions stand to be $18 billion, while the entire Department of Defense’s projected budget reduction is $46 billion.

  • Until state officials act, be careful on Interstate 65

    ISSUE: Recent crashes

    OUR VIEW: Wrecks often involve commercial vehicles

    It is one of Kentucky’s most heavily traveled and dangerous highways. The high speed commerce, commuting and casual vehicle traffic that circulates north and south along Interstate 65’s corridor on a daily basis regularly collides, and too often with violent and deadly results.

    So far, March has been yet another month where tragic crashes have caused serious injury and fatality on the stretch running through this region.