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Today's Opinions

  • 'Invisible lawmakers' dramatically impact final regulations

    By Lee Hamilton

    Want to know what’s causing a lot of people in Washington to work long hours right now? Here’s a hint: It’s not immigration reform or gun control or, for that matter, any other legislation coming down the pike. Instead, it’s a pair of 3-year-old laws.

  • Let's kick this idea around for a while

    ISSUE: Local sisters organizing adult kickball league
    OUR VIEW: Sports offers a glimpse back to childhood

    If nostalgic reflections to elementary playground days mean anything, two local sisters should generate adequate interest to launch an adult kickball league in Elizabethtown this fall.

  • May 16, 2013: Our readers write

    Supporting Garrison

    In light of Monday’s article concerning the appointing of Mr. Alvin Garrison to the position of superintendent of Covington Independent Schools, I wish to thank Mr. Garrison for his many years of service to Hardin County Schools.

  • Adopt a Platoon will be a success

    ISSUE: Supporting the military
    OUR VIEW: Hardin County comes through

    When opportunities become available to support the military and their families, Hardin County comes through time and again.

  • May 15, 2013: Our readers write

    The rights of mothers

    We, as mothers, have the absolute right to protect our children from harm. We have the right to know our children are safe from gun violence, from the moment they leave our arms in the morning until they return home later in the day. But the rights of American mothers are under attack by criminals, the gun lobby and legislators who are unable to stand up for common-sense gun reforms. The right of mothers to protect our children shall not be infringed.

    As mothers, we have the right to:

  • May 14, 2013: Our readers write

    On 31W plan

    The Radcliff Small Business Alliance Inc. joins in support of Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall in his opposition of the current 31W Median Plan proposed by the KY DOT and discussed in The News-Enterprise’s May 5 editorial. The editorial’s position, along with Mayor Duvall’s comments and a recent letter to the editor recommending the median plan not be implemented represents the opinion of the membership of our Alliance.

  • Neighborly ways don't include bulldozer traffic

    Will there be fences in heaven?

    That’s another way of asking, will your bothersome neighbor’s heavenly mansion be next to yours?

    Before you petition heaven’s city council for a privacy fence or request that your bad neighbor be confined to the eternal promised land’s back forty, make sure you yourself aren’t unwittingly the neighbor from hell who somehow slipped under the pearly gates unnoticed while St. Peter was distracted by a game of heavenly baseball.

  • Our precious loss: Moved again to tears by memories of the bus crash

    After midnight, a ringing phone never delivers good news.

    On the other end was first word about a traffic crash some 90 miles from home. It was a bus from Hardin County and it was ablaze. Despite almost no information, something in the shaky voice of that alarmed caller made the immensity of the tragedy clear.

    My next phone calls that Sunday morning awoke reporters and photographers. A team was dispatched to Carrollton. The most intensive work week of my professional life began.

    Over the next three days, I slept three hours and cried four times.