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Today's Opinions

  • April 5, 2013: Our readers write

    Sticking with Mitch

    I was not surprised to see Ashley Judd drop out as a potential contender against Senator Mitch McConnell. The Democratic Party must be hard up looking for candidates to run against Mitch; Judd did not even live in Kentucky.

  • April 4, 2013: Our readers write

    Define building requirements correctly

    I believe the new Hardin County government building’s gross square footage requirement is overstated and savings in county funds will be realized by accurately defining the base line requirement. 

  • Bluegrass bounce

    TOPIC: Basketball in Kentucky
    OUR VIEW: Nobody does it better

    There are eight college basketball teams ready to begin play this weekend in the Final Four for men’s and women’s basketball. Two of them are from the University of Louisville.

    Card Nation is delirious over the possibility of the Cardinals and Lady Cardinals sweeping national crowns.

    Who can blame them?

  • April 3, 2013: Our readers write

    Governor commends Greer

    Congratulations to the Kentucky General Assembly for passing Senate Bill 97, a long-awaited piece of legislation that represents a firm stand for education, Kentucky’s youth and the long-term economic strength of this state.

  • Glad to welcome master's students

    ISSUE: Another masters program locally
    OUR VIEW: Education is on the rise

  • Cool weather may challenge weed control in wheat

    As we progress through thiscooler-than-normal spring, wheat growers quickly are being faced with weed management decisions.

    This spring, the million-dollar question has been, “Will my herbicides work in these cool temperatures?” Some growers have delayed herbicide applications in hope of better weather in coming days.

  • April 2, 2013: Our readers write

    Magistrate true to his convictions
    A letter to the editor in Sunday’s The News-Enterprise stated, “E.G. Thompson admitted to me he opposed the move to Ring Road but voted for it anyway.”
    Fact: I did express to the writer that my preference for the location of new court facilities would not be Ring Road.
    Fact: I do favor a new building that would be more cost effective than renovating existing buildings.

  • Vegan diet sidetracked by intoxicating steak

    “You’ve got to be kidding me.” That was my wife’s response when I told her I was going on a vegan diet plan, which is a vegetarian diet that excludes meat, dairy products and eggs.

    My son, Dave, was more blunt: “You might as well turn in your man card, Dad.

    It happened like this. One of my friends, who is an avid runner, mentioned that she has trouble getting adequate protein in her diet. “I’ve never had trouble eating animals that are raised and killed for food,” I commented.