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Today's Opinions

  • What’s missing in health care is dose of competition

    When Super Bowl ads featuring hybrid dogs and half-naked celebrities hype the affordability of $49 X-rays and the convenience of 24/7 angioplasty clinics, we'll know we’re on the way to conquering spiraling health care costs.

    We live in a free-market nation. Competition forces companies to extol their advantages with frequency and volume.

    Five-dollar Footlong, anyone? Two-for-one pizza? Or a car that’s way better (cheaper, more reliable, better mileage) than that seemingly similar other make of car?

  • How many lives will you save today?

    ISSUE: Blood supply shortage
    OUR VIEW:
    Time to rollup our sleeves

    Each winter, the medical community braces itself for flu to reduce blood donations. This winter, flu season and treacherous weather have dealt the U.S. blood supply a one-two punch.

    Bad weather canceled hundreds of blood drives. In all, 1,500 drives in 34 states were canceled between Jan. 2 and Feb. 17, said Lindsay English, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross.

  • Feb. 20, 2014: Our readers write.

    Schools contend with winter

    I would like to thank you for your editorial in the Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, edition of The News-Enterprise. 

    A winter’s snow can create some beautiful sights and many wonderful memories.  However, if it falls on a school day, it can create anxiety for a school district. The most recent snow is an example.

  • Feb. 19, 2014: Our readers write

    How economic development works

    The Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation would like to thank The News-Enterprise editorial board for its interest and willingness to assist in economic development efforts in our community. The enthusiasm is duly noted, however, an explanation of how economic development projects develop might be helpful to your readers.

  • First things first

    ISSUE: Kindergarten screener identifies preparedness
    OUR VIEW:
    Take steps to better prepare students for success

  • Three area teachers ExCELing in what they do

    TOPIC: ExCEL winners
    OUR VIEW:
    Teachers excelling at what they do

    One teacher has spent her entire 18-year career inside the same walls of a school shaping young minds.

    Another teaches at the same school where she grew up and studied as a child.

    And the third, in addition to her teaching duties, is the academic team coach and sponsor for the school’s Junior Beta Club.

  • Feb. 18, 2014: Our readers write

    Taking jobs of legal residents

    The U.S. Chamber and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce have begun a hard push to legalize immigrants who will take the job of American citizens. What few there are available, anyway. With so many Americans unable to find work or after many giving up looking after not finding work, why would the chambers be involved in this?

    The Kentucky Chambers site states, “Allowing (illegals) to emerge from the shadows, creating a stable workforce.” Stable for who?

  • Promoting efforts of local students

    Local schools produce excellence every day. It’s important to acknowledge and encourage those successes and the programs which provide opportunities to excel.

    TWO BITS, FOUR BITS. As we offer three cheers today, let’s begin with cheerleaders.

    Three area squads competed in the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship recently in Orlando, Fla.