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Today's Opinions

  • June 6, 2014: Our readers write

    Festival: Huge task, done well

    There’s no better way to kick start the summer than with great music and barbecue. Add sunshine, warm temperatures and great music, plus a few thousand fancy motorcycles, and you have the ingredients for a perfect festival.

    That’s exactly what took place recently during the second BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival in downtown Elizabethtown. There were fun activities for the entire family, and food for every palate: from funnel cakes, lemonade and homemade ice cream to lots of hickory-smoked pit barbecue.

  • Dishonoring our devoted veterans

    ISSUE: Veterans Administration scandal
    OUR VIEW:
    Likely a sign of things to come

    According to an initial investigation by the Veterans Administration’s inspector general, VA clinics across the country held veterans on unnecessary waiting lists, delaying appointments for treatment services and allegedly leading to untimely deaths of 40 sick veterans.

    This is a shameful revelation.

  • Don't rewrite our recent past

    ISSUE: Kentucky's investment in Fort Knox
    OUR VIEW: Decision was correct and still important

    After a few years of changes with the U.S. Army and Fort Knox, it may be difficult for some to remember the delight that the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure announcement brought to the region.

  • June 4, 2014: Our readers write

    Responding to higher calling

    As Christians, we have an abundance of opportunities, but instead of pursuing our own rights, prosperity and happiness, we have a higher calling.

    It’s summarized best in Luke 10:27, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself.”

  • When the glass under your feet crackles

    He described it as “one of the craziest feeling(s) of my life.” It happened last week as Alejandro Garibay was standing on one of the glass boxes that extend out about four feet from the observation floor in the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) 103 stories above Chicago.

    Garibay was posing for pictures with his brother and two of his cousins when the protective coating on the floor shattered, and the deck appeared to be cracking.

    The spectacular view of the Windy City suddenly seemed life threatening.

  • Area athletes shine on biggest stages

    TOPIC: Spring sports success
    OUR VIEW: Area showcased on state stage

    The North Hardin High School track and field teams once again showed their dominance on the sport’s biggest prep stage in Kentucky.

    And this year, they were joined by the boys’ squad from Fort Knox Knox High School.

    The North Hardin and Fort Knox boys won state titles and North Hardin’s Lady Trojans finished as the state runner-up, despite a phenomenal performance from junior standout Kianna Gray.

  • June 3, 2014: Our readers write

    Honesty and actions do matter

    In the May 8, 2014, issue of The News-Enterprise, Mr. Paul L. Whitely Sr. expressed his views that the rejection of President Obama by the majority of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky during his last presidential campaign was due to racism.

  • Good news for kids comes in many forms

    KUDO: Praising positives in our community

    Nothing in life is quite as important — or as personally rewarding — as improving a child’s future.

    Carolyn and Harold Tucker are big givers as foster parents. The Tuckers recently were named the Salt River Trail’s Service Region’s Foster Family of the Year for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services.