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Today's Opinions

  • Our rooms are a storehouse of memories

    “I went back upstairs one more time and said ‘goodbye’ to my room. I’m ready to go now.”

    Dave’s words were my signal: Cutting my eyes toward him as he walked to his car, I turned on the headlights in the early morning dawn, put the

    U-Haul in gear and we all – Dave, Lori, Madi and I – headed south, caravan style.

  • Farm family, young golfer, local library stand out

    ISSUE: Going the extra mile
    OUR VIEW: It’s happening here

    Ten years after they started farming in Hodgenville, Ryan and Misty Bivens and their children have been named finalists for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2012 Outstanding Young Farm Family award.

    On more than 5,700 acres they raise cattle, corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and grass hay. Husband and wife both have served on the LaRue County Farm Bureau board, volunteer and compete in state and national Farm Bureau contests.

  • Oct. 15, 2012: Our readers write

    Political machinations

    Here we are less than one month from election day and the latest report from the Bureau of Labor shows a small increase of 114,000 jobs and a sharp drop of the unemployment rate to 7.8 percent. Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, immediately stated that the numbers had to be “cooked.” There also have been questions as to why the Bureau of Labor had changed the way they counted part time workers and how they revised July and August figures upward for government employees.

  • One in a million

    When speakers at the monthly Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce droned too long, Edith Dupin threatened them with her cane hook, a not-too-subtle hint to stay within their time limit.

    She will be remembered for the hook, and for a bullwhip that adorned a wall in her office which led to her nickname, “The Whip.” It didn’t hurt that her office décor also featured the skin of a bear she shot. She was famous for refusing to accept “no.”

  • Oct. 14, 2012: Our readers write

    Personal principles

    Is there a local GOP “letter writing machine” in Hardin County? Republicans don’t sit around waiting for someone to give them something to write about in support of our party agenda. Such synchronized efforts are phoney. Letters which I write to The News-Enterprise express my own views on subjects which I choose in a format which allows me to touch others in this community whether anyone agrees with me or not.

  • Safety is the responsibility of all

     

    Fans of “The Andy Griffith Show” often point to the episode “Citizens Arrest” as a favorite. Area residents may not be making a citizen’s arrest with a new Kentucky State Police initiative, but they can help curb crime in Hardin and surrounding counties.

    A new text-tip line will allow the public to send confidential tips via cellphones.

  • Oct. 12, 2012: Our readers write

    Parties have changed

    A writer to the editor on Thursday attempted to portray the Republican Party as the party of civil rights, and the Democrats as racists who supported slavery, created the Ku Klux Klan, etc. It begs the question: Why is Mitt Romney getting less than 1 percent of the black vote? The answer is simple. When the slaves were freed, when Jim Crow was the law of the land, et al, Republicans were the progressive party and Democrats were the conservatives.

  • Oct. 11, 2012: Our readers write

    Vote Republican

    Who was for slavery in the south? Democrats.

    Who freed the slaves? A Republican.

    Who started the Ku Klux Klan? Democrats.

    Who put in place the Jim Crow laws? Democrats.

    Who started desegregation? Republican Dwight Eisenhower.

    Who got the 1964 Civil Rights Act passed? Republicans.

    Who’s been against killing 54 million children by abortion? Republicans.

    Vote Republican.

    J.B. Armstrong

    Bardstown