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Today's Opinions

  • July 31, 2012: Our readers write

    Hope for another change

    I just finished reading the letter from the man from Owensboro writing about losing his job with Century Aluminum. I feel sorry for this man and the many other families who will be going from good-paying jobs to unemployment and food stamps. These problems can be traced back to 2008 with the election of Barack Obama.

    While campaigning, candidate Obama promised that energy prices would skyrocket and that anyone building a coal-fired electric plant would be bankrupt. Now we have the change we definitely did not hope for.

  • BBB’s tips on giving online education programs the third degree before signing up

    Better Business Bureau is warning prospective students to be wary of certain online schools and education opportunities.

    According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, with nearly 6.5 million people involved in some form of online learning, it is more important than ever to take precautions to ensure time, energy and money aren’t wasted.

    The popularity of distance degrees and similar programs has led to more diploma mills, unaccredited universities, and shady institutions that take advantage of unassuming students.

  • July 29, 2012: Our readers write

    Response to alcohol availability in county

    There was a recent letter in The News-Enterprise  from a gentleman first saying how great a place Glendale is, then claiming if people can’t start drinking wine with their meals there, they will start going other places to eat.

    I find it rather humorous to think folks who have been coming from miles around for years suddenly will stop coming if they can’t drink wine.

  • Toothless review will add no impact

    ISSUE: Governor's child case review panel
    OUR VIEW: Not independent, not empowered

    By executive order, Gov. Steve Beshear recently created a panel to review child fatality and near fatality cases.

    The Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel is described as “independent” and “multi-disciplinary.”

  • July 27, 2012: Our readers write

    Obama not a unifier

  • Port's legacy reflective of many family stories

    ISSUE: Port’s Legacy event
    OUR VIEW: Relating to a father-son relationship

    In a transparent way, Dr. Doug Wheeler shared with an audience at Historic State Theater last weekend his relationship with his father, the late Port Wheeler. Both humorous and tearful at points, but thought-proving throughout, it was a powerful presentation.

  • Opening the blinds on pension secrecy

    Kentucky’s pension debt, which stands at nearly $34 billion today, is expected to reach $40 billion by 2015.

    How different would our situation be today if former Gov. Wendell Ford had not decided in 1972 that taxpayers don’t have a right to know who receives their hard-earned dollars in the form of pensions, or even how many pensions some state retirees get?

  • July 26, 2012: Our readers write

    The end justifies the means?

    I read Sunday’s editorial concerning the Elizabethtown Sports Park, with the full view of the Sports Park from my back yard. I felt chastised like a child because I was one of the few with “hard feelings” about this enormous creation adjacent to my neighborhood.