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Today's Opinions

  • Blairs' efforts are inspiring

    TOPIC: Blair family and Kosair
    OUR VIEW: Family's efforts inspiring
     

    Many of us never will have to deal with the loss of a child, especially a child who had yet to turn 4.

    But Wes and Kelly Blair have.

  • Routine questions, poor listening doom conversations

     

    On day three of her new kindergarten experience, our granddaughter came home and her dad had a question. It’s a common question to ask a school-age kid and apparently a bit too common.

    She responded, “UGH! ARE YOU PEOPLE GOING TO ASK ME THAT EVERY DAY? It was great, OK! Great!

    Impatience apparently runs in the family.

    A lot of us struggle to tolerate the common question. Social pressures require us to smile and politely respond with an inane answer to the ordinary daily questions.

  • Sept. 2, 2012: Our readers write

    Communities’ giving nature appreciated

    A few weeks ago, on Aug. 10, our family had the pleasure of witnessing an outpouring of love and support from our friends, family and community. At the Big Clifty Community Center, more than 100 people gathered to share food and fellowship at a benefit for my wife, Garnett, and myself.

  • That text can wait

    A group of North Hardin High School students recently got a better idea of how dangerous it is to text while driving when AT&T brought a simulator to the school. Students got into a car, put on simulation goggles and attempted to text. Wearing the goggles, the teens saw a virtual road with other drivers and pedestrians.

    While texting, the young drivers ran off the road, hit other cars and even killed pedestrians, all in a virtual situation. But the scary truth is the virtual damage and loss of life mirrors reality.

  • Emergency surgery needed on pension liability

    I told the Kentucky Public Pensions Task Force recently that its “patient” is not only very ill, but that its sudden decline should cause a level of angst not unlike that of a doctor whose patient comes to him with a stomach ache and suddenly goes into cardiac arrest.

  • Be careful during sendoff to summer

    ISSUE: Labor Day Weekend
    OUR VIEW: The final weekend of the summer

    Traditionally seen as the last weekend of the summer, the Labor Day holiday means school is back in session, retail stores are starting to put out winter clothes and football season has started.

  • Aug. 31, 2012: Our readers write

    Democrats, check out the tea party
    It is not a well-kept secret that the elite of the Democratic Party look down on the working class they depend on to stay in power. A review of the leftist blogs will show that.

  • Aug. 30, 2012: Our readers write

    Marijuana vs. flouride

    I noticed the article printed in The News-Enterprise Tuesday, Aug. 28, titled “Study: Teenagers who routinely use marijuana before age 18 may see long-term declines in IQ.” To me, this is a good reason to discourage pot use among young people.