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Today's Opinions

  • Nov. 16, 2012: Our readers write

    Cooperation trumps polarization

    It was disheartening for me to read a letter in Thursday’s edition of The News-Enterprise, titled “No white flags.”

    When President George W. Bush won re-election in 2004, with a bit smaller popular vote than President Barack Obama’s, he let it be known that his victory gave him political capital. In that spirit I would remind the writer that Obama has been freely re-elected by a majority.

  • College football pays CEO wages to coaches

    TOPIC: Joker Phillips' contract
    OUR VIEW: Difference in money for education, sports

    Tuition costs are rising at colleges and universities across the country. So are the fees for room and board, books and student fees. The affordability of higher learning is an ongoing struggle for many.

    And then we have college athletics, which over the years has unquestionably become a big business and the face of many schools.

  • Rep. Jimmie Lee honored again

    ISSUE: Working together to make good law
    OUR VIEW: Unanimity in Frankfort is rare

     

    After 20 years in the state legislature, Rep. Jimmie Lee is well known in his hometown and the halls of power in Frankfort.

    While he’s seldom reluctant to answer a question or speak his mind, Lee also is not the type of legislator who grabs for a microphone or craves the spotlight. But sometimes praise cannot be denied.

  • Nov. 15, 2012: Our readers write

    No white flags

  • Nov. 14, 2012: Our readers write

    Enough opposition

    Never in the history of the United States has the opposition held a meeting and decided that no matter what the policy, even if it were good for the country, they are going to object and block the policy. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich informed us of that.

  • Are you an anonymous grace-giver? Join the club

    I’m thinking about starting a non-profit organization for all the people who perform acts of kindness and don’t want to be thanked for doing them.

    Maybe I’ll name it, “Grace-Givers Anonymous.” I could set up a website where people like you could donate. Billboards promoting deliberate acts of kindness could be set up. Together we could run TV commercials for the cause.

  • Nov. 13, 2012: Our readers write

    Bell ringers needed

    It is that time of the year again when the Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers.

    All it takes is to give them a call or drop by at the Salvation Thrift Store on North Mulberry Street (U.S. 62) to sign up.

    When I dropped by on Election Day and signed up, they still had plenty of openings for more signatures.

    You probably already know it, but all money donated through the program stays right here in the Hardin County area to assist the folks here who need help.

  • Dissecting test scores

    ISSUE: Unbridled Learning test scores
    OUR VIEW: Progress is worth the spotlight

    The first scores from Kentucky’s new school assessment system released this month gave educators a good look at where students stand.