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Today's Opinions

  • Identifying excellence

    ISSUE: 2013 ExCEL Award winners
    OUR VIEW: Three educators exemplify excellence

    A long-time educator with 24 years of teaching experience, an instructor who began her career as a part-time reading coach and a middle school music teacher inspired to teach by a former band instructor have been recognized as ExCEL Award winners.

  • Feb. 14, 2013: Our readers write

    Community works together on animal shelter

    We are building a new animal shelter for Hardin County and the community is pulling together to help. The PAWS Shelter Foundation is starting to get the support it needs to complete the new shelter at 220 Peterson Drive.

  • Two-minute tribute honors farmers

    ISSUE: Memorable message
    OUR VIEW: Remember that values have roots

    Americans admire the farmer. You might even call it love.

    Fighting the elements to produce the world’s richest yield only to be paid pennies compared to the retail dollar value of his goods, the American farmer is part scientist, part conservationist, part businessman and all laborer.

    While the image is admired, it’s also often taken for granted.

  • Historic argument need not stifle progress

    A few weeks ago, in his second inaugural speech, President Obama waded into the longest-running argument our history offers.

    “Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time,” he said, “but it does require us to act in our time.”

  • Feb. 12, 2013: Our readers write

    Some roads matter more than others

    After reading your editorial “Roads matter in Hardin County” in the Jan. 23 issue of The News-Enterprise, I felt compelled to respond.

    It was obvious to me you haven’t traveled Middle Creek Road. This road begins at Valley Creek Road and ends at the LaRue County line. It is approximately 5 to 6 miles in length.

    The top layer of the road has worn through to the next layer in many places. There are a couple of short patches to cover up potholes.

  • Praiseworthy ideas, efforts

    ISSUE: People making a difference
    OUR VIEW: It begins with an idea

    When you see a need, act upon it.

    That’s the life lesson from Rachel Ritchie, 9, who thinks the playground equipment at Optimist Park in her hometown of Vine Grove should be accessible to all.

    Rachel recently carried her message to a meeting of Vine Grove City Council.

    “I have an idea to get playground equipment for the disabled kids in Vine Grove,” the third-grader said.

  • The ministry of back scratching

    As soon as I asked the question, I asked myself why I had asked the question. Even as I was mouthing the words, the stodgy side of me whispered to the daring side, “What do you think you’re doing?”

    She has been a resident in the long-term care facility for several years and given her advanced age, this likely will be her home until she dies. It doesn’t take much for me to illicit a smile from her, most any caring words will do: “You look nice today.” “I love that smile.” “You’re in a happy mood.”

  • Crossing paths electronically with a media icon

    He was considered the most listened to man in America. Paul Harvey’s unique delivery, writing skill and story-telling style set him apart in broadcasting.