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Today's Opinions

  • 12 Views of Christmas: About this series

    At the request of The News-Enterprise, 12 members of the community have agreed to share holiday stories on the Opinion pages leading up to Christmas.

    Along the way, readers will share in precious memories developed by family celebrations including the legacy of handicrafted toys and how a fruit salad comes to represent love.

    The guest writers will offer insight from other cultures and experiences and share the power of a Christmas Eve sermon to transform a life.

  • Making a list and checking it for a surprise

    Surprising someone with just the right gift is a risky business, even if you think you know the person well.

    I chuckle every time I think of that cartoon of the husband standing outside his bedroom door in his pajamas, wearing some ridiculous looking bunny slippers, trying to coax his wife out, pleading repentantly, “Mildred, I’m sorry. I really do like my bunny slippers.”

    We’ve all received one of “those” gifts. What to do with them?

  • Three-times the cheer

    TOPIC: Cheers by three
    OUR VIEW: We believe in sports and Brooklyn

    College athletics has returned this school year to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Students at the college now are able to pursue some of their sports like soccer and basketball at the school.

  • Dec. 10, 2012: Our readers write

    Concerning makers and takers

  • Considering fairness

    ISSUE: Proposed fairness ordinance
    OUR VIEW: Proceed with care

    Everyone wants to be treated fairly. Every soul deserves fair treatment. It’s virtually unthinkable to take a stand against fairness.

    But deciding how to define fairness and how to defend it are more difficult.

  • Surrounded by darkness in early winter

    It gets dark very early these days. It’s one of the things I hate about winter.

    The thought bounced around in my head while driving Interstate 65 on a 180-mile round trip. Leaving immediately after work and on the highway within 15 minutes, yet that’s already dusk. Darkness would arrive before I crossed the county line.

  • Vietnam vet suggests ways to help returning soldiers

    No matter how well-adjusted returning or returned veterans appear, they likely are carrying wounds that cut deep and that pain sticks with them for the rest of their lives.

    When I came back from the war, I filed all that pain away as ‘personal,’ but it invariably came out in my creative writing and I think that kept me much more sane.

  • Dec. 7, 2012: Our readers write

    “PAWS Forever” book release a Success

    The actions of many animal lovers is starting to make a difference in Hardin County. On Sunday, more than 100 people and dogs gathered for the book release of “PAWS Forever.” The book is a photographic collection of our community dogs, many of which have been adopted from the Hardin County Animal Shelter.