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Today's Opinions

  • May 11, 2014: Our readers write

    Debbie Donnelly offers invaluable experience
    The Hardin County Clerk’s office is responsible for a myriad of public services all governed by countless numbers of Kentucky Revised Statutes.

    The complexities of some of these statutes can result in differences of opinions and may at times warrant legal interpretation.

  • May 9, 2014: Our readers write

    Moore acts on behalf of unborn

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.  (Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Republican citizens of Washington, Maryland, 1809)

  • A matter of class

    ISSUE: Legislature reclassifies Kentucky's cities
    OUR VIEW: Change has little immediate impact

    Through a constitutional amendment, Kentucky voters authorized the General Assembly to reform its complex and outdated city classification system.

    It only took 20 years to complete the assignment.

  • May 8, 2014: Our readers write

    Call for fiscal responsibility

    Hardin County residents, please take note. The Hardin County School Board announced on Sept. 4, 2013, that it was raising property taxes. Eighteen calendar days later, Sept. 22, 2013, it announced the approval of its budget.

    What is wrong with this picture? Shouldn’t this process have been completed in reverse order? Finalize the budget, then determine if there is a reason or need to raise taxes.

  • Lesson of Derby 140: Dreams never should be sold

    Even if you’re not a horse racing fan, you’ve got to love the story of how this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, California Chrome, fulfilled the dream of his owners, Steve Coburn and Perry Martin. It’s a story that inspires us to dream big and take the necessary steps to give dreams a chance of being realized.

  • Farmers, veterinarians know what's best in animal care

    Nine generations of my family have farmed the land in LaRue County and it’s no secret to anyone in our community how seriously we take the health and well-being of our animals. That’s why after reading the Humane Society of the United States April 29 column, “Ag-gag Legislation Keeps Truth Away from Consumers” I felt readers of The News-Enterprise should hear from veterinarians and an actual local pork producer.

  • Pipeline debate suspended

    ISSUE: Bluegrass Pipeline halts operations
    OUR VIEW:
    Victory for opposition, but for how long?

    Effort to secure property for the development of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline has been halted, at least for the time-being. Officials with Williams Company and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners of Houston announced recently they have suspended further investment into the project until further notice.

    The decision comes as welcome news to organized and outspoken opposition to the contentious pipeline.

  • A rare honor for Trojan Band

    TOPIC: NHHS band to Macy's
    OUR VIEW: Band always in select company

    NorthHardin High School’s marching band has a long history of success, whether it be in state competition or in the prestigious Bands of America events in Indianapolis.

    But Wednesday afternoon’s surprise announcement that the marching band will take part in the Thanksgiving Day staple Macy’s Parade in 2015, is just about as good as it can get for a high school band.