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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Hospital flips on its power-saving plan

    ISSUE: Hospital energy conservation plan
    OUR VIEW: Energy savings is an important goal  

    If as a homeowner you learned your household energy consumption and related costs were significantly higher than the average of your neighbors, you’d likely want to figure out why and rectify the inequity.

    Most conscientious homeowners would. So would most, if not all business owners. After all, a dollar saved is a dollar earned.

  • Someone else owns it but memories make it home

    The final chapter of 311 Elmhurst Ave. being the Evans’  home came to a formal end. 

    Someone new now owns the Vine Grove house that was home to all of us since 1966, when my parents signed the closing papers to buy a new home as dad retired from the Army. 

    For more than 40 years, we “kids” and grandkids moved in and moved out, visited, married and divorced, but always had “home” there for comfort.