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Today's Opinions

  • United Way's united effort

    ISSUE: United Way of Central Kentucky
    OUR VIEW: Focused approach will have an impact

    The regional challenge is sobering. Consider the statistics. Across the five-county area served by United Way of Central Kentucky, one in six individuals lives in poverty. For children, the ratio is even more problematic with one in four at or below the poverty level.

    According to United Way, that ratio equates to some 13,000 children who struggle with getting their basic needs met.

  • Another economic option

    ISSUE: North Hardin Economic Development Authority
    OUR VIEW: Looking at another option to explore

    It’s been recommended the North Hardin Economic Development Authority be dissolved. The recommendation came from the North Hardin Economic Development Authority and has been accepted by Radcliff city government.

    Funded by county and city government, the decision will save taxpayers a combined $50,000.

  • Morrison leaves a lasting legacy

    TOPIC: Bobby Morrison's life of service
    OUR VIEW: He invested by giving, helping others

    At the heart of Robert “Bobby” Morrison was a passion to serve and help others.

    That’s why his recent death is felt in many aspects of life in LaRue County. At 88 years of age, Morrison lived a full life and his devotion toward friends and strangers alike is what many will remember the most.

  • Encountering nice people along the road

    Granddad Whitlock, whom we affectionately called Pappy, liked to say the people in Texas were among the friendliest folks on earth. Pappy was born in Texas, in the tiny town of Osage. Although he spent most of his adult years in Oklahoma, he always was proud to be a native Texan.

  • June 18, 2014: Our readers write

    What would WWII leaders do?
    Early in the morning on June 6, 1944, about 156,000 Allied soldiers stormed a handful of beaches along the coast of Normandy, France. Can you imagine being the first in line knowing there would be fire coming at the landing vessel as the landing vessel door opened? That you could be the first one shot?

  • What our country needs from the news media

    These days, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for headlines. But it isn’t.

  • On their personal pursuit of perfection

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    AGAINST THE ODDS. Perfect school attendance is a goal some students set for themselves at the outset of a new school year. But not all achieve this worthwhile and ambitious objective. Illness, accident or other challenges that cannot be overcome often stand in the way.

    These obstacles were no match, however, for two recent local high school graduates. With uncommon persistence and determination, they found ways to beat the odds and never missed a day of class. Not one day, ever.

  • June 17, 2014: Our readers write

    Wondering about JCPS findings

    I read with great interest the article in the May 22 issue of The News-Enterprise pertaining to the audit of Jefferson County Public Schools by the state auditor. Based on that article and compared to five other school districts, the auditors found JCPS ranked highest in school administration staff, support staff and instructional aides while ranking at or near the bottom in spending for instruction and teach staffing.