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Today's Opinions

  • Champions in our hearts

    ISSUE:  EHS Lady Panthers finish second at state
    OUR VIEW: Accomplishments will be remembered

  • March 18, 2014: Our readers write

    What about treatment of poor?
    In the 2014 mid-term elections and in the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party should pay significantly at the ballot box for currently writing off the unemployed. The GOP’s weak-minded and weak-hearted response to the unemployed and poor in our country is despicable.
    If the unemployed and poor voted their self-interest in every primary and general election, the Republican Party soon would become a permanent minority party.

  • United Way raises the bar

    TOPIC: United Way campaign
    OUR VIEW: Thanks to everyone, it helps many

    When you sign your United Way of Central Kentucky pledge card each year and check off an amount to give, do you really know who you are helping with your gift?

    It may be a child in an afterschool facility who has what they need because of you and others.

  • Avoid advance fee loans

    Consumers nationwide continue to be victimized by sophisticated loan scams that demand up-front fees for loans that are never delivered.

    Thieves use fabricated addresses to steal tens of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting borrowers, many of them desperate for money to help pay bills, buy medicines or save their homes.

    In most cases, the consumer said he or she applied for a loan online and was contacted by phone or email by a person representing the phony loan companies.

  • March 16, 2014: Our readers write

    No one welcomes a new tax

    According to a March 13 article in The News-Enterprise, the Kentucky House of Representatives may be considering a law to change the state constitution. This “local sales tax” law could allow communities to add an additional tax of 1 percent to many of your purchases.

  • School closures are just one step

    ISSUE: Fort Knox school closures

    OUR VIEW: Could signal bigger changes

    In the world of public education, closing or consolidating schools usually is a contentious, emotional process.

    In Defense Department schools, that rarely is the case. Students and families are more likely change schools because they are relocated to another duty station than to deal with the closing of a school.

  • March 14, 2014: Our readers write

    Concerned about strays
    Thank you for the article Feb. 23 about the Stray Animal Facility at Fort Knox. Unfortunately, I have been informed by a reliable source that some of the information contained in the Feb. 27 article on the facility was a spin on the truth by the Army media, out of Missouri. Their facts probably were sugarcoated by someone at Fort Knox.  
    According to my source, the Army’s own regulations are still not being followed.

  • Bill tries to give Rand a hand

    ISSUE: Senate Bill 205 clarifies election law
    OUR VIEW: Beware of this unnecessary legislation

    When it comes to politics, basic words can take on new meanings.

    For example, many are referring to Rand Paul as the frontrunner in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. After he again won a straw poll at the recent conservative caucus event in Washington, Paul described the frontrunner designation as meaning “unlucky.”