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Today's Opinions

  • Feb. 25, 2014: Our readers write

    Senate candidate makes impression

    In January, I attended our local Republican committee meeting that hosted Republican senatorial primary challenger Matt Bevin. I cannot overstate how impressed I was with Mr. Bevin’s presentation, willingness to answer all questions and the responses he gave and his willingness to stay after his allotted time and speak with people face to face. It is not easy attempting to overthrow a 30-year incumbent but I have high hopes that Matt will prevail.

  • Ready or not, say goodbye

    ISSUE: Deactivation of Duke Brigade accelerated
    OUR VIEW: 3/1’s departure is coming quickly

    There really isn’t any good time to receive or deal with bad news. Like the ostrich that buries its head in the sand, human nature too often creates a desire in us to put off the consequences for later. Perhaps the situation might change, we think. Maybe the problem will go away. It rarely does, though.

  • Abusing Kosair’s name

    The Better Business Bureau warns local residents to beware of scammers who are using Kosair Charities’ good name.

    A local resident received a call from someone claiming to be with the Firefighter’s Union, who said he was selling decals and seals for the Kosair Charities burn unit.

    There are several things wrong with this phone call:

  • 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