Today's Opinions

  • Oldham leads by example

    TOPIC: County attorney’s honor
    A long road to award

    It certainly is not why Jenny Oldham became a county attorney, but her recent recognition as Kentucky’s County Attorney of the Year is a nice acknowledgement of the work she has accomplished in a short time on the job.

    Elected in 2010, Oldham has made noticeable changes.

  • When lonely, lost facing a blown tire, put on the Ritz

    I was remembering an old story the other day about a businessman barreling through the countryside in his Lincoln Town Car. The guy is hopelessly lost and stops in a little one-horse town, pulling into a service station in the days when service stations were actually service stations.

    The attendant saunters out, chewing on a straw, and asks the man what he needs.

    “I’m lost,” the businessman confesses.

    The gas station attendant squints at the driver and asks, “Do you know where you are?”

  • Sept. 3, 2013: Our readers write

    Thomas was as good as they come
    I join Ben Sheroan in his praise of Babe Thomas and his service to Hardin County. I only mention a correction to your statement that “no elected Republicans held local office in those days” to further emphasize the magnitude of Judge Thomas’ character.

  • Sept. 1, 2013: Our readers write

    Water connects us all

    The News-Enterprise editorial board’s Aug. 22 editorial “Diving in on swimming question” focused on Elizabethtown City Council member Terry Shipp’s question about the decision to close the municipal pool: “How can a city offer a $28 million tourism-focused sports park and fail to provide a public pool?” 

  • Fort Knox gains LDAC

    Outside the U.S. Army, it is likely Operation Warrior Forge is unfamiliar to most in the community. But for those in leadership inside the post’s gates and members of the CORE Committee, it has been an important target for addition to Fort Knox for many years. Last week’s announcement that the training program is coming to our local Army post was welcome news for many who have worked for this cause for quite a long period of time.

  • Babe Thomas left a lasting mark on his community

    On the day after Christmas in 1922, Rola Raymond Thomas came into this world.

    You probably knew him as R.R. Thomas, the county judge with the ever-present bowtie. He directed Hardin County's civic, governmental, fiscal and even years of judicial affairs for two decades.

    Or maybe you knew him by his nickname Babe. Some in his family even referred to him as Uncle Duke.

  • Hats off to honorees and those who helped

    ISSUE:Honoring lives of achievement

    OUR VIEW:School district’s impact seen

    As Hardin County Schools added 10 honorees to its list of Distinguished Alumni last Thursday, the ceremony again proved to be a reflection of the importance of education.

    Great things happen daily in local schools. The full impact of those accomplishments may not be fully evident until the seeds sown take root and blossom in the lives of graduates.

  • Aug. 30, 2013: Our reader's write

    Better ways to spend tax money