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Today's Opinions

  • Flag guard remembers, educates

    ISSUE: Raising MIA/POW awareness
    OUR VIEW: Local group rallies support for veterans

    Lt. John Douglas Hale of Brandenburg is remembered as a sociable and patriotic man who wanted to serve his country.

    Fighting in Vietnam, he was on a helicopter on an armed reconnaissance mission March 8, 1971. The helicopter was shot down, exploding as it hit the ground. From the air, search teams could see no survivors. On the ground, because of the enemy position, it wasn’t possible to search the wreckage.

  • June 5, 2013: Our readers write

    Memorial Day needs more recognition

    On Memorial Day, I had the honor to drive a U.S. Army Chaplain and his young son through the annual Memorial Day parade here in Elizabethtown.

  • June 4, 2013: Our readers write

    Not brass tacks about Judge-Executive Berry’s numbers

  • Diamond dandies at Central Hardin

    TOPIC: On the diamond, CHHS teams excel
    OUR VIEW: State berths nothing new to Bruin Nation

    The Central Hardin High School baseball and softball teams find themselves on familiar turf this week in state tournament play.

    Both have been dominating forces around the 17th District and 5th Region over the last several years.

  • The bell tolls for all of us

    ISSUE: Death of Officer Jason Scott Ellis
    OUR VIEW: There's evil out there

    If what investigators have hypothesized about the death of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Scott Ellis is true, there’s only one way to describe the still-unknown killer: diabolical.

  • June 2, 2013: Our readers write

    Information on judges readily available

    In response to a letter published May 30, even the most cursory Internet search will show that yes, judges do have to take an oath and yes, they do swear to uphold the constitution of the United States and (if a state judge) the constitution of the state they in which they are serving. 

  • Beginning Tuesday, a weekly feature focusing on local teens

    Looking for a way to establish something new, an obviously successful model is a good place to start.

    That’s the reasoning behind the format and look of a new weekly feature that debuts Tuesday in The News-Enterprise.

    In search of a regular method to recognize the achievements of young people, the newspaper’s features team launches Tuesday’s Teen. It’s being established based on two effective examples.

  • Numbers add up to positive news

    ISSUE: Numbers indicate local advancement
    OUR VIEW: Time to build on successes