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Today's Opinions

  • Who decides what is fair?

    “Fairness” is a term getting thrown around during the current campaign season more than a football at a Cards vs. Cats game. 

    President Obama has even made it the centerpiece of his reelection campaign, using rhetoric filled with talk of “fairness” but nothing about “freedom.”

    One of his standard lines pines for “an economy where everyone gets a fair shot” and “everyone does their fair share.”

    But the question I have is: Just what is it that makes a government edict fair or unfair?

  • Sept. 14, 2012: Our readers write

    ‘Annie’ deserves an audience

    Even after leaving “Annie Get Your Gun” at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School,  the Irving Berlin music — and there was lots of it — still swirls around in your head. It’s hard not to hum “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun,” and “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly,” because we all know these songs so well.

  • National honor for local school

    ISSUE: St. James School's blue ribbon
    OUR VIEW: Adding to growing excitement

    St. James School is generating a lot of excitement these days.

    Anticipation is growing as finishing touches are being applied to the new school building on Robinbrooke Boulevard. The students will enjoy a two-week fall break next month while the logistics of moving equipment, setting up classrooms and relocating generations of memories are accomplished.

  • Sept. 13, 2012: Our readers write

    Brushy Fork, part of local history

  • Warrior Transition Battalion Complex meeting needs of soldiers

    TOPIC: Warrior Transition Battalion Complex
    OUR VIEW: Our soldiers deserve the best
     

    Sherry Brinegar will have a constant reminder in her duties at Fort Knox about the recently unveiled Warrior Transition Battalion Complex on post.

    Brinegar is a nurse case manager at the $46 million facility. The complex, which will temporarily house wounded soldiers as they rehabilitate and transition back to active duty or civilian life, is named after her late father.

  • Local drug problem officially high intensity

    ISSUE: Designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
    OUR VIEW: Added resources to battle against illicit drugs

  • Teaching the tormented to trust

    We go through life being touched daily by our church, our family, our co-workers and we try to support and encourage others. We live by the Golden Rule and work hard in doing the right things.

    Then out of the blue there comes an experience that humbles us. It makes us stop and refocus. It makes us think about our impact and influence on our community. It makes us question our efforts. We wonder if we could and should do more.

    Such an experience has touched my life during the past few months.

  • Sept. 11, 2012: Our readers write

    On civil rights

    After reading a letter in Sept. 7’s edition of The News-Enterprise, I feel compelled to write this letter. The Sept. 7 letter promulgates the preposterous notion that the Democratic Party was and is against the civil rights movement. This letter is an insult to my intelligence, my memory, my moral convictions and my life’s experience.