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Today's Opinions

  • March 11, 2012: Our readers write

    Need exists for bilingual services
    My name is Bishop Noel Santiago, senior pastor of Centro De Adoracion Principe De Paz Inc. (Prince of Peace Worship Center), a Hispanic church in Radcliff/Vine Grove. I have been residing in Radcliff since 2004 and in January 2009 I became senior pastor of the church.

  • Children need education on prescription drugs

    ISSUE: Keep Kentucky Kids Safe
    OUR VIEW: Message to children needed earlier, more often

    Somewhere, a teenage girl is fretting over her body image and the upcoming ACTs. She’s thinking about how, for her friend, ADHD medication not only kills an appetite but improves focus.

    Somewhere else, an aching student athlete is wondering about the powerful pain medication a relative took after a back injury.

  • Championship depends solely on victories

    Basketball can dominate any Kentucky conversation at any time of year. But in March, there’s really nothing else.

    Kentucky’s girls’ state champion was crowned Saturday night and John Hardin students will be living the fantasy this week as the Bulldogs participate in the boys’ Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena. But much of the attention surrounds the NCAA pairings being set tonight.

    The 68-team “Big Dance” determines the best in men’s college basketball and certainly fuels most every casual conversation for about three weeks.

  • March 9, 2012: Our readers write

    Eliminate shoulder straps
    The fact that we have had several automobile accidents in the local area recently has brought to mind something which I thought about a few years back.
    I believe a report I saw estimated 60 to 70 percent of drivers today use seat belts when driving. I thought I probably had an idea which might increase that to 90 to 95 percent. That would be to eliminate the shoulder strap.

  • Contributing team member

    TOPIC: Buckles scholarship
    OUR VIEW: Giving back always a great thing

    Quite possibly, it may have gone unnoticed to many in Hardin County.

    But there it was, on Page B2 of the Feb. 29 sports section of The News-Enterprise: Norton receives Buckles Scholarship.

  • Greater commitment to mental health assistance needed

    In testimony Wednesday before a joint hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees, Richard L. DeNoyer, national commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars, urged Congress not to balance the budget on the backs of disabled veterans or on the men and women who continue to serve in uniform. Here, excerpted from his testimony, is what DeNoyer said about suicide prevention for veterans:

  • Tornadoes delivered lessons amid damage

    ISSUE: Leap Day tornadoes
    OUR VIEW: Finding blessings in the storm

    Our hearts go out to local families dealing with the impact of the Feb. 29 line of tornadoes. Many are facing weeks and months of hard work and expense to restore their homes.

  • March 7, 2012: Our readers write

    Contraceptive controversy

    I have a question for all News-Enterprise readers who support President Barack Obama’s orders making all religious institutions pay for their employee’s contraceptives and abortifacients.