Today's Opinions

  • Oct. 8, 2013: Our readers write

    School board should learn from others
    What’s wrong with this picture?
    Judge-Executive Harry Berry and the Hardin County Fiscal Court did not raise our property taxes. The mayors and city councils of Elizabethtown and Radcliff did not raise our property taxes.
    On the other hand, the Hardin County and  Elizabethtown Independent School boards did vote for and raised property taxes. Seeing as how approximately 70 percent or more of our property tax liability goes to the school districts, this is very disturbing to me.

  • Four who fought for your right to be wrong

    The State Theater will show the film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” after local theater owner  Ike Boutwell, Korean War combat veteran and owner of movie complexes in Elizabethtown and Radcliff, refused to show the movie because Jane Fonda is in the production.

    Now Emily West, director of the Historic State Theater, will be showing the movie and states she personally loves films based on real stories. This movie tells the story of Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served under eight presidents in the White House.

  • Oct. 7, 2013: Our readers write

    Enough is enough already

  • BBB: Avoid these classified ad website scams

    BBB is warning consumers to be cautious when responding to classified ads on Craigslist, especially when it is about a job or rental property posting.

    Recently, fake job postings and home rental scams are two of the most common Craigslist posting issues reported to BBB. Here are how the scams typically work: 

    1. The Online Rental Scam:

  • Outreach to Japan worthwhile

    Regarding the city council member’s trip to Japan, I think you miss the point as you apparently see little value in the trip; at least not $7,500 worth. Let me explain.

  • Taxpayers get results every day

    Issue: Japan trip.

    The Real View: Editorial out of focus.

    Yes, there are three Elizabethtown City Council members headed to Japan.

    Yet the editorial by The News-Enterprise is what is out of focus. The trip has clear focus and is done to produce results.

  • Oct. 6, 2013: Our readers write

    Who’s making a statement now?

  • Count the wins and losses but cherish the lives

    Toss a stone in the still water of a country pond and a series of tiny circular waves emanate from the initial splash point. The circles slowly expand until the ripples reach the pond’s edge.

    More than four decades ago, Ron Bevars tossed his career into the North Hardin High School community. As a teacher and coach, he influenced thousands upon thousands of lives. But as a friend of children, his influences will ripple endlessly.