Today's Opinions

  • The flu and you

    ISSUE: Flu season approaches
    Get your shot early

    The Centers for Disease Control reports more than 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized each year because of the flu. Sadly, the agency also reports 23,000 die annually from influenza complications.

    Unlike autumn, the flu season has no set starting or ending date. For most Kentuckians, it can arrive as early as October and run as late as May.

  • Liens risk credibility

    ISSUE: E’town councilman’s outstanding liens
    OUR VIEW: Pay up and move forward

    About four months ago, Elizabethtown City Council adopted a lien amnesty program, looking to unload some items from the city’s books and provide relief for residents who couldn’t pay. Under the new policy, the city can waive lien less than $500 on property that has been maintained without violations for five years or longer.

  • Thanks for making positive impacts

    ISSUE: Opportunities for praise
    OUR VIEW: Making a difference

  • What murderers cannot kill

    There’s a surprising grace that falls our way whenever someone unexpectedly sings a beautiful song.

    It was a Susan Boyle moment whenever Angela Hockensmith began her solo in our church one Sunday morning. I could sense people looking wide eyed at each other. Like me, they were silently saying, “I didn’t know she could sing like that.”

  • Sept. 24, 2013: Our readers write

    Pipeline problems

    I saw the Williams pipeline’s cheery ad in Sunday’s The News-Enterprise. Maybe instead of the ad copy there should be the caption “Head for the Hills.” 

    That was the message on shirts worn by some of the pipeline’s protesters recently, a play on words from a Williams pipeline information sheet: “Actions to take in the event of a leak.” 

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  • Sept. 22, 2013: Our readers write

    Disguised meaning

    Clifford May’s column, “Putin Plans to diminish the US and Obama” was an attack on Putin’s plan to avoid war cleverly disguised as an attack on Putin.

    Here’s what May really means:

  • Area festivals are many

    TOPIC: Community festivals
    Area has something for everyone

  • Quantifying the qualities of forgiveness

    An insightful moment originated with an unexpected question from a stranger.

    More than a decade ago on a cool fall Sunday while awaiting a congregational dinner, a couple men engaged in conversation on a rear porch at a church in Bowling Green.

    A man stepped forward from the parking lot. Without introduction, he posed a straight-forward and direct inquiry — although his expression hinted that his motives might be mischievous.