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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Regulated revival

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown Historic Preservation Commission
    OUR VIEW: Move forward, but carefully

    For years, Elizabethtown officials and residents have been working to revive the city’s downtown. A long list of initiatives have included events to drive foot traffic to downtown shops and removing parking meters to increase convenience.

    While acknowledging streetscaping and beautification projects, much of it comes down to appearances.