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Today's Opinions

  • A voice from the darkness makes a simple request

    Driving on an unfamiliar stretch of interstate outside an unfamiliar Ohio city, a decision was made to steer off onto a dimly lit street.

    It was just before midnight about a week ago. The immediate destination was the familiar yellow-and-black Waffle House sign glowing near the exit. Nothing else seemed to be open at that hour.

    Pulling into the parking lot, it seemed important to park near the entrance and the light escaping from the restaurant windows. I remember looking for a perfect spot, not too close to someone else’s car that might be bumped.

  • Alternative birth center fails to demonstrate need

    ISSUE: State rejects birthing center request
    OUR VIEW: Process requires proving need

    After examining a business plan, taking testimony from opponents and advocates and analyzing all that data, the state review panel rejected a certificate of need application for the Visitation Birth and Family Wellness Center proposed for Elizabethtown.

  • Two Views: Proposal will introduce underground hazards

    By LARA BEARD

    Something wicked this way comes to Hardin County. Represented by a firm that employs our governor’s son and cloaked with smiles and promises, the Bluegrass Pipeline is ready to ooze dark miasma into our beloved Hardin County ground, water and air. It is recommended by people who have no allegiance to place, or reason for being here, but to profit themselves and their shareholders.

  • Two Views: Pipeline can be an important to Kentucky’s economic future

    By JAMES SCHEEL
    and ALLEN KIRKLEY

    Learning that a new underground pipeline may be coming through Kentucky has some folks asking questions. What are the risks? What about my land? What about the environmental impact? These are just a few things Kentuckians have a right to know about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline Project.

  • Make enjoyment a goal for school

    ISSUE: Back to school

    OUR VIEW: Here’s hoping everyone is ready

    You know summer is winding down when you start seeing back-to-school ads in the paper. Yes, we’ve had an eventful summer but now it’s time to get back to the books.

  • Another black eye for pro baseball

    TOPIC: Baseball's crackdown on drugs
    OUR VIEW: Disappointing that game is hit hard again

    Baseball has been facing a 110 mile per hour fastball the last several months and has struck out — again.

    Coming as part of the scandal involving Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, Monday's announcement that 13 players were suspended delivered yet another black eye to a sport that has been pummeled over the years.

  • Aug. 7, 2013: Our Reader Write

    Character marred

    This is in response to a story that ran July 30, 2013, in The News-Enterprise.

    The story portrayed Mr. Skees as a common criminal. If the newspaper had done some investigating, they would have found Mr. Skees to be the exact opposite.

  • Walk a mile

    ISSUE: Learning from life experiences
    OUR VIEW: Local activities have great value

    Never discount the value of learning through research and study. Education opens our eyes to the world around us.

    But there’s also much to be said for the unique insight gained through life experiences. True empathy and understanding comes from walking in another person’s shoes.