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Today's Opinions

  • Burglary takes family's possessions, legacy

    ISSUE: Burglary during funeral
    OUR VIEW: A cruelty of the worst kind

    Losing a loved one is an emotionally taxing experience we all must endure at some point. As we go through the traditions of a funeral and burial and in the days that follow, we might find comfort in our memories, our families and our friends. We can mourn.

    We ought to be showered in compassion in such times as we come to terms with a loss.

    That wasn’t the case for those who loved Richard “Lanny” Skees.

  • Dump unwanted medication before an issue arises

    ISSUE: Medication disposal at EPD
    OUR VIEW: Big step toward resolving big problem

    Law enforcement officials implement many tactics to combat crime, especially drug-related offenses.

    It is no secret Hardin County has its share of drug crimes as evinced by 21 warrants recently served in an area sweep or a student arrested for distributing medication at school. These cases remind us that in addition to illegal narcotics, the area has a problem with trafficking in prescription medication.

  • Kentucky's eighth title is only part of state's status

    TOPIC: UK wins No. 8
    OUR VIEW: Cats and Cards represented state well

     We knew for some time that a school from Kentucky would be in Monday night’s men’s national championship basketball game with Kentucky and Louisville advancing to a national semifinal showdown in New Orleans a week earlier.

    To have a program from our state celebrating as a national champion of college basketball is a magical time for fans.

  • April 4, 2012: Our readers write

    Thoughts on graffiti

    When I opened up my Sunday edition of The News-Enterprise, I saw the color pictures taken of the graffiti that had been sprayed on railroad cars that had passed through the area and read the short side story.

    Maybe it’s just me, but I was shocked to see it appears The News-Enterprise considers vandalism of private property as “art” and the vandals who committed the destruction of the private property as “artists.” 

  • Correcting our failure to communicate this Easter

    George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

    Communication is an imperfect science, to say the least.

    I picked up the phone just the other day and thought I correctly read the caller ID: “Lebanon Elementary School,” the school where my wife works. So naturally, I assumed it was her.

    But that’s not what it said. And it wasn’t her.

  • Ron Myers Field is a fitting tribute

    TOPIC: Ron Myers Field
    OUR VIEW: Well deserved honor

    A familiar face pacing the first base dugout at Elizabethtown High School will become a fixture at the field where he led the school to hundreds of wins.

    The recent announcement by Elizabethtown Independent Schools that the field at Panther Baseball Park will be named Ron Myers Field after the legendary head coach is a fitting tribute to a man who led the school to two Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championships in five years (1970 and ’75).

  • E'town events coordinator faces significant tasks

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's new events coordinator
    OUR VIEW: Volunteers continue to be essential
    In announcing the selection of Sarah Vaughn for the new position of events coordinator for Elizabethtown city government, Mayor Tim Walker said it’s essential that she “hits the ground running.”

    That statement should be nominated as the understatement of the year.

  • We haven't heard the last of jail-baptism conflict

    It can be dangerous to discuss religious beliefs. It’s even more dangerous to discuss someone else’s religious beliefs.

    But to fully appreciate the jailhouse issue raised last week before Hardin Fiscal Court, it’s essential to begin by seeking to understand.

    To review, the Elizabethtown Church of Christ made a presentation during the informational portion of Tuesday’s public meeting. The church is one of several local congregations offering religious instruction, ministry and prayer at the Hardin County Detention Center.