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Today's Opinions

  • Objective evaluations

    ISSUE: Professional Growth and Effectiveness System
    OUR VIEW: Important next step to improved learning

    Since the implementation of revised education assessment and accountability standards ushered in by the passage of Senate Bill 1 in 2009, the Kentucky Department of Education has had an overarching goal for its most important stakeholders, its students.

  • Be a friend of the Friends

    ISSUE: Friends of Hardin County Public Library
    OUR VIEW: Deserves public support

  • June 28, 2013: Our readers write

    Scouts, homosexuality already separate

    Most of my law abiding, productive Maryland hometown friends are former Scouts. The late Harry M. Braxton Sr.; former Cub Scout Packmaster of Pack 1025, and the late Reverend Harold Pitts; former Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 1025, taught us well. No child was ever turned away from membership if they accepted specific rules and consequences. I never saw any sex during Scouting activites. 

  • June 27, 2013: Our readers write

    Now is the time to get involved

    Well now it seems the Obama regime is mired down into yet one more scandal resulting from the neglect or misconduct of their underlings on our public payroll. It would take several books to cover in detail the corruption of this crew from Obamacare to Fast and Furious, to the green energy giveaways, and the misuse of Federal Agencies such as the IRS, EPA, OSHA, and Department of Justice to reward friends with bribes and punish enemies with legally sanctioned harassment.

  • Fun events seen as quality-of-life issues

    ISSUE: City event planners
    OUR VIEW: Festivals deserve resources

    If city of Elizabethtown officials had not decided to take on event planning early in 2012, area residents, visitors and businesses might not have Heartland Festival in the Park and Cruisin’ the Heartland to enjoy.

    At that time, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce refocused its efforts on initiatives that had more direct impact on its members, vacating management of the festivals. Both events were created by former chamber directors.

  • Is a thank-you note too much to ask?

    TOPIC: Thank You cards, notes
    OUR VIEW: Be thankful, be kind

    Remember that $20 in the envelope or gift card you dropped in the mail for the recent high school graduate you know?

  • June 26, 2013: Our readers write

    McConnell vulnerable in 2014

  • June 25, 2013: Our readers write

    Limit cost of living increases

    The June 3 edition of The News-Enterprise contained a story about Social Security with questions answered by an array of officials. 

    The story indicated  trustees project depletion of Social Security funds by the year 2033 — in 20 years.  Once the reserves run out, incoming payroll taxes will cover roughly 75 percent of  promised Social Security benefits, which would require an immediate 25 percent cut in benefits. This cut would reduce a monthly Social Security payment of $1,266 to $950.