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Today's Opinions

  • Saying final prayer for a dying friend

    It certainly wasn’t the first time I had prayed for my friend, Don Hughes, but I was convinced it was my last.

    Our friendship was forged by prayer as he fought colon cancer. Several years ago, Gene, one of Don’s five sons, told me his dad was sick. “Would you please pray for him?” he asked.

    And so I went to visit Don Hughes.

     “I thank you for coming,” he said as I left his house. “You’re always welcome here.”

    And I was.

  • No ceiling in Army

    ISSUE: Next commander at Fort Knox is a woman
    OUR VIEW: Welcome back, Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs

    It became known this week that command of Fort Knox is changing once again. That’s not unusual. However, this change is unprecedented.

    The incoming leader is Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, the first female to command the storied post.

    Combs, who served as deputy commander of Cadet Command from July 2011 to September 2012, has a track record of successful commands and nearly 30 years experience.

  • Feb. 6, 2014: Our readers write

    Congressmen put on notice

    House Republicans met last week to plan the demise of the Republican Party under the guise of “immigration reform.” This inappropriate and destructive action on the part of GOP leadership illustrates just how far out of touch the Republican Party is with mainstream Americans.

  • Column by David B. Whitlock
  • Feb. 7: Our readers write
  • E'town voters would benefit from primary

    ISSUE: Some towns have no municipal primaries
    OUR VIEW: City should reconsider its system

    Radcliff and Vine Grove require primaries for their nonpartisan elections.

    Radcliff, as a second-class city, is compelled to do so by state law, County Clerk Kenny Tabb explains. Vine Grove also choose to accept that plan and established it by ordinance.

  • Feb. 5, 2014: Our readers write

    Consider remarks of candidates

    I read with interest The News-Enterprise articles advising the public Judge-Executive Harry Berry filed to seek another term and several days later that Mayor J.J. Duvall of Radcliff also filed the necessary documents to run for judge-executive. Two other people have since filed for that office, but my comments only pertain to these two candidates.

  • Hard to feel good about this spotlight on Kentucky