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Today's Opinions

  • Oct. 11, 2012: Our readers write

    Vote Republican

    Who was for slavery in the south? Democrats.

    Who freed the slaves? A Republican.

    Who started the Ku Klux Klan? Democrats.

    Who put in place the Jim Crow laws? Democrats.

    Who started desegregation? Republican Dwight Eisenhower.

    Who got the 1964 Civil Rights Act passed? Republicans.

    Who’s been against killing 54 million children by abortion? Republicans.

    Vote Republican.

    J.B. Armstrong

    Bardstown

  • A place for veterans to call home

    ISSUE: Proposed veterans nursing home
    OUR VIEW: The time is right

    One of the most difficult situations an individual or family ever faces is realizing a need for a nursing home and finding a suitable facility.

    Beyond medical care are issues of cleanliness, friendliness and amenities. A competent staff is required, but a compassionate staff is just as important in day-to-day care of patients and their families. 

  • Oct. 10, 2012: Our readers write

    Pay attention to 401(k)

    On the Sept. 23 Money page of The News-Enterprise there was an article discussing possible changes in Kentucky’s state tax code. What grabbed my attention was not the food tax option but the option to tax 401(k) plans and pensions from private industries to pay for Kentucky public workers’ retirements.

  • Remembering a man of service

    ISSUE: Community champion dies
    OUR VIEW: Nelson Kelley leaves a worthy legacy

    Nelson Kelley was a mentor and a servant.

    A longtime educator, he spent much of his life helping children. As those who knew him well said he was not only teaching children, but working for them, helping them build better lives for themselves in and out of the school building.

    He was a servant to the community at large, too, having dedicated himself to the United Way of Central Kentucky and its cause.

  • Oct. 9, 2012: Our readers write

    Broadwater for HCS board

    Hardin County Schools  Board elections are coming up. I would like to ask voters to vote for Suzy Broadwater to be a school board representative once again. Why?

  • The miracle of a new life

    When she handed me her baby, my first grandbaby, I could have sworn — even though he had been born less than 10 minutes ago — that he raised his left eyebrow, winked at me, smiled and was about to whisper, “Aren’t you glad I finally arrived!”

    Instead he opened his mouth wide and cried. And once again reality nudged me in the side.

  • Recognizing efforts to assist others

    ISSUE: Generosity deserves praise
    OUR VIEW: Noting contributions that lift the community

    Organizations and individuals dedicated to sharing the necessities of life thrive in this generous community.

    First among equals in terms of sharing is Warm Blessings soup kitchen.

    Still relatively new having been established in October 2007, Warm Blessings addresses basic needs, primarily food. It has grown to offering meals five evenings per week from a building at 609 E. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown.

  • Fort Knox duplicates 'green' in Afghanistan

    ISSUE: Fort Knox energy savings
    OUR VIEW: Impressive work by post public works

    Spend tax money more efficiently. Use less energy. Create a safer environment for soldiers. These three statements, while overwhelmingly agreeable, often are complicated tasks.

    Yet, one public works department is achieving all these things and attracting national attention for its efforts.