Today's Opinions

  • BBB: Avoid these classified ad website scams

    BBB is warning consumers to be cautious when responding to classified ads on Craigslist, especially when it is about a job or rental property posting.

    Recently, fake job postings and home rental scams are two of the most common Craigslist posting issues reported to BBB. Here are how the scams typically work: 

    1. The Online Rental Scam:

  • Outreach to Japan worthwhile

    Regarding the city council member’s trip to Japan, I think you miss the point as you apparently see little value in the trip; at least not $7,500 worth. Let me explain.

  • Taxpayers get results every day

    Issue: Japan trip.

    The Real View: Editorial out of focus.

    Yes, there are three Elizabethtown City Council members headed to Japan.

    Yet the editorial by The News-Enterprise is what is out of focus. The trip has clear focus and is done to produce results.

  • Oct. 6, 2013: Our readers write

    Who’s making a statement now?

  • Count the wins and losses but cherish the lives

    Toss a stone in the still water of a country pond and a series of tiny circular waves emanate from the initial splash point. The circles slowly expand until the ripples reach the pond’s edge.

    More than four decades ago, Ron Bevars tossed his career into the North Hardin High School community. As a teacher and coach, he influenced thousands upon thousands of lives. But as a friend of children, his influences will ripple endlessly.

  • Time to reassess downtown direction

    ISSUE: Future of downtown Elizabethtown
    OUR VIEW: Awaiting a vision and a plan

    With the recent resignation of Heath Seymour as executive director of the Heritage Council, perhaps it is time to consider what the taxpayers’return on investment has been with regard to downtown development.

  • Prepare for sticker shock, buyer’s remorse

    Gov. Steve Beshear got warm and fuzzy Tuesday about the Affordable Care Act’s first official day when Kentucky’s government-run health exchange website went live – calling it “one of the most exciting days I have had since I have been governor.”

    Most Americans don’t share Beshear’s enthusiasm.

    A CNN poll shows support in September for Obamacare plummeting to below 40 percent – down from 51 percent in January.

  • Realigning money to realign roads

    ISSUE: Relocation of Cardinal Drive
    OUR VIEW: A sensible and thrifty plan

    As work continues on Patriot Parkway, a new connector road between Elizabethtown and Radcliff, state Transportation Cabinet officials find the project coming in under budget and plan to apply that surplus toward another important adjacent road need.