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Today's Opinions

  • Support must be rallied on behalf of veterans

    Every day our troops stand strong in their pledge to protect the nation, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice. Yet what are we, the American people, doing to protect and support them?

  • Graduation rates on the rise

    TOPIC: Graduation rates
    OUR VIEW: Don't forget the kids left behind

    We are a society that gets hung up a lot on numbers.

    A .300 hitter in baseball, a 25 score on an ACT. A 20-point scorer in basketball, a 90-plus school graduation rate.

    The higher the number, usually the better.

    Recent news of graduation rates among Hardin County and area schools is encouraging news and numbers that bring pride to students, parents, educators and the community as a whole.

  • Aug. 23, 2012: Our readers write

    Romney and Ryan will fix Medicare

    Recently, several cartoonists have joined the “Mediscare” efforts attempting to misrepresent if not out right lie about Congressman (now GOP vice president choice) Paul Ryan’s budget plan. Like many years prior, the liberals are attempting to scare senior citizens. Truth is the Ryan plan made no changes to Medicare for people 55 years or older but did offer changes to Medicare for future generations.

  • You can't run a race alone

    ISSUE: Candidates for local elected office
    OUR VIEW: Lack of interest is disappointing

    The passing of the Aug. 14 filing deadline for candidates seeking election to local political office should leave voters with a sense of disappointment.

  • Aug. 22, 2012: Our readers write

    A good problem?

    “Schools like to have a full house,” Mark Thomas said in an Aug. 15 article in The News Enterprise (HCS enrollment up, teachers needed).

    “Large classes create some problems, but they are good problems to have,” he said. 

    These comments were made after an unexpected growth spurt in Hardin County Schools.

    The increase in students forced classes to begin with an absurd student/teacher ratio, over-crowded classrooms, shifting and moving students, and combining classrooms.

  • Airport board coming with major request

    ISSUE: Commuter air service guarantee
    OUR VIEW: Local government should not pay

    Based on four reported visits by airline carriers, the bold predictions from February 2010 offered a promise of commuter air service flying out of Elizabethtown just around the bend.

    In October, the statement made before a joint meeting of Elizabethtown City Council and the airport board was even more certain. The airport’s consultant said a deal would be done by the end of 2011, if not sooner.

  • Goodbye, Mrs. Booker

    ISSUE: Passing of Kathleen Booker
    OUR VIEW: Her contributions will be missed

    For more than four decades, she chronicled the comings and goings of her neighbors and friends. She described unique community happenings and ordinary, everyday circumstances.

  • Thanks for staging fun for community

    ISSUE: Kudos to fun festivals
    OUR VIEW: Cherish the times

    As the dry, hot summer gives way to a reasonable if not mild August, weekends are dominated by community events.

    Three recent celebrations illustrated some of our community’s best attributes and their organizers deserve accolades.