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Today's Opinions

  • Funding for brighter future

    ISSUE: Partnership brings endowment to CASA
    OUR VIEW: Fund builds stability for a worthy cause

    For a nonprofit organization, an endowment is a significant milestone. Making an initial investment, which will anchor the fund forever, and spending only earnings is an exciting step in securing an organization’s financial future.

    A central Kentucky organization, CASA of the Heartland, recently celebrated this achievement.

  • Jan. 7, 2013: Our readers write

    Expressing thanks for EMS, hospital

    On Dec. 11, I fell on the ice and injured my back and my head. I was bleeding profusely and could not get up. Fortunately, someone called 911.

    EMS came almost immediately and very professionally took over. They lifted me on the gurney without further injury to my back, slowed the bleeding from my head, talked to me to keep me from passing out and I was soon at the hospital emergency room.

  • Public-private partnerships deserve consideration

    ISSUE: Government budgets and services
    OUR VIEW:
    Time for new ideas

  • Time for governor to take firm action

    ISSUE:Cabinet fined $756,000 in court ruling
    OUR VIEW:
    This penalty should get governor’s attention

    A Franklin Circuit Court judge yet again underscores the gravity of critical and on-going problems within the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. There are problems that set the cabinet at odds with the public it is mandated to serve.

  • State makes huge strides in decreasing traffic fatals

    TOPIC: Traffic fatalities decline sharply
    OUR VIEW:
    Keep up the good work

    Plenty of good news happened in 2013 on Kentucky’s roadways. Most people got where they were going and came home again safely.

    There were 634 traffic fatalities last year, still an extremely high number of lives lost. But a year earlier, there were 112 more deaths on Kentucky’s roads.

  • Jan. 6, 2014: Our readers write

    Cost of new schools deserve questions

  • During election season, ‘likes’ limited to Facebook

    Shake off the Christmas owe and your New Year glow. A new season is upon us.

    It’s election time. With the new year comes an increase in candidate filings for local races. 2014 features a crowded field with all county races, municipal races and most legislative seats on the line.

    The deadline to run in the May primary is Jan. 28 — a little more than three weeks away.

    As the community’s news and information leader, The News-Enterprise will strive to provide detailed coverage during the election season.

  • Bluegrass Beacon: Judge's ruling a victory for transparency