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Today's Opinions

  • What murderers cannot kill

    There’s a surprising grace that falls our way whenever someone unexpectedly sings a beautiful song.

    It was a Susan Boyle moment whenever Angela Hockensmith began her solo in our church one Sunday morning. I could sense people looking wide eyed at each other. Like me, they were silently saying, “I didn’t know she could sing like that.”

  • Sept. 24, 2013: Our readers write

    Pipeline problems

    I saw the Williams pipeline’s cheery ad in Sunday’s The News-Enterprise. Maybe instead of the ad copy there should be the caption “Head for the Hills.” 

    That was the message on shirts worn by some of the pipeline’s protesters recently, a play on words from a Williams pipeline information sheet: “Actions to take in the event of a leak.” 

    The material continues:

  • Sept. 22, 2013: Our readers write

    Disguised meaning

    Clifford May’s column, “Putin Plans to diminish the US and Obama” was an attack on Putin’s plan to avoid war cleverly disguised as an attack on Putin.

    Here’s what May really means:

  • Area festivals are many

    TOPIC: Community festivals
    OUR VIEW:
    Area has something for everyone

  • Quantifying the qualities of forgiveness

    An insightful moment originated with an unexpected question from a stranger.

    More than a decade ago on a cool fall Sunday while awaiting a congregational dinner, a couple men engaged in conversation on a rear porch at a church in Bowling Green.

    A man stepped forward from the parking lot. Without introduction, he posed a straight-forward and direct inquiry — although his expression hinted that his motives might be mischievous.

  • Remembering a historic figure from Elizabethtown

    ABOUT THIS COLUMN
    Saturday will mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Ben Hardin Helm, a Confederate general from Elizabethtown, who was remembered in a local ceremony last weekend. This is an excerpt from the speech given by Kentucky author and historian Kent Masterson Brown at the event.

     

  • Senior employee shares meaning of plant and its family

    Being the most senior employee at Dow Corning’s Elizabethtown site, I was asked to share my thoughts as to what Dow Corning means to me. 

    I began my career at Dow Corning in March 1981, just a few months after my 21st birthday. The E’town plant would have been about 17 years old, so you could say that we have grown up together. 

  • Dow Corning plant's impact spans 50 years

    This is an exciting time for both Dow Corning and the Elizabethtown plant. Our company is celebrating its 70th anniversary and the Elizabethtown plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Dow Corning is the world leader in silicone products and the Elizabethtown plant focuses on silicone polymers, coatings and sealants production.