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Today's Opinions

  • Vietnam vet suggests ways to help returning soldiers

    No matter how well-adjusted returning or returned veterans appear, they likely are carrying wounds that cut deep and that pain sticks with them for the rest of their lives.

    When I came back from the war, I filed all that pain away as ‘personal,’ but it invariably came out in my creative writing and I think that kept me much more sane.

  • Dec. 7, 2012: Our readers write

    “PAWS Forever” book release a Success

    The actions of many animal lovers is starting to make a difference in Hardin County. On Sunday, more than 100 people and dogs gathered for the book release of “PAWS Forever.” The book is a photographic collection of our community dogs, many of which have been adopted from the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

  • Time to remove the blindfolds

    ISSUE: Child death review panel
    OUR VIEW:
    Toothless and blind

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s announcement in July that he would form a panel to review cases of child deaths and near-deaths handled by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Department of Community Based Services was good news and offered hope that, at long last, the department would be thoroughly reviewed in a way that would restore public confidence in the DCBS and its staff.

  • As Congress approaches 'cliff,' its public standing is shaky

    As we move deeper into December, the question for Congress is this: Can members of the House and Senate do something to make the public feel more positive about Congress’s competence or will 2012 end on the familiar note of Americans taking an unrelievedly dim view of Congress’s job performance?

  • Dec. 6, 2012: Our readers write

    Tax panel should look elsewhere

    The officers of Chapter 1050 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees met Dec. 3 and the issue which attracted the greatest attention was raised by a letter from Jack Hermann which appeared on the editorial page of the Sunday, Dec. 2, edition of The News-Enterprise.

  • New program bringing students back to college

    ISSUE: Targeting former students for degree completion
    OUR VIEW: ECTC program could bring many benefits

    More students are earning degrees at Kentucky colleges, but it’s not enough.

  • ACC an ideal move for U of L

    TOPIC: Conference shuffle
    OUR VIEW: ACC a good fit for U of L
     

    As dozens of schools went from one athletic conference to another over the last few years, the University of Louisville sat back, watched and waited.

    And now, U of L is headed to the Atlantic Coast Conference — a huge upgrade in every sport from the crumbling Big East Conference.

  • Community's laws should reflect its belief in fairness

    I‘ve always thought of Elizabethtown as “fair” city — at least for my partner, Sue, and me. We’ve never been turned away from a restaurant or had a problem finding a place to live just because of who we are.