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Today's Opinions

  • Silence on licenses lets questions fester

    ISSUE: Awarding of liquor licenses
    OUR VIEW: State should explain itself

    As liquor licenses are put to use and package stores begin appearing in Hardin County's largest cities, it brings to mind an unanswered question in this ongoing cultural change.

    Questions regarding conflicts of interest were raised when Radcliff City Council members, past and present, sought licenses. The spouse of another council member also was an applicant.

  • ExCEL Award honorees set the pace in education

    ISSUE: ExCEL Award winners
    OUR VIEW: Standout teachers earned their praise

    The annual ExCEL Award process identifies and honors innovative, enthusiastic teachers who are making a difference in education. The award and taking some time to celebrate the winners’ success has become tradition in this region.
    ExCEL, which is sponsored by WHAS-TV, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities, stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership. Recently, a teacher from each of three local school districts was honored with the award.

  • BBB commends savvy consumers

    The Better Business Burea is commending savvy consumers.

    Consumers asked BBBs across the country and in Canada for help more than 103 million times in 2011, up from 87 million in 2010 and the highest rate in the organization’s 100-year history.

    Conversely, filings of formal complaints against businesses were down across the U.S. and Canada; 927,000 in 2011 compared to just more than 1 million in 2010.

  • Cheer for underdogs in someone else's upset

    “The thing I like about the NCAA college basketball tournament is that any team can win it all.”

    I was explaining to my wife why I was standing in front of the TV, eyes glued to the NCAA Tournament and not sitting in my usual place with her watching the evening news.

    Although I have a few favorite teams, the truth is my main attraction to March Madness is in anticipating the little guys, the Lehighs, the Virginia Commonwealths, and the Norfolk States taking down the big boys, the Dukes, the Michigans,and the Missouris.

  • Radcliff looks to quit One Knox

    ISSUE: Funding for One Knox
    OUR VIEW: Organization must clarify its current mission

    Radcliff City Council members have indicated they’ll vote to pull out of One Knox, reducing the program’s funding, when they meet today.

    Council members have questioned the value of One Knox, now that changes on post set in motion by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure are complete.

  • March 20, 2012: Our readers write

    Voter identification required
    In reference to the letter about “voter suppression” in the March 15 edition of The News-Enterprise, I think the writer has a distorted view.
    How many photo identification cards do you have in your wallet? I have my driver’s license, retired military ID and my Veterans Administration treatment ID. On a lanyard, I have my employer’s ID. I’m pretty certain any of those would be adequate proof to get a ballot on Election Day.

  • One Knox has an ongoing mission

    As I’m sure most everyone in our region knows, economically, we have been very fortunate the past six years to be the benefactors of tremendous growth at Fort Knox as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure initiative. Thousands of new soldiers, civilians and support jobs have been created and the resulting positive economic impact has been a great shared experience - and has been a bright spot for Kentucky’s economy.

  • New monument honors 118 ultimate sacrifices

    ISSUE: Memorial remembers fallen soldiers
    OUR VIEW: Honoring heroism and personal sacrifice

    As early spring winds blew and sunshine warmed the day, family members, friends and soldiers gathered together near the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division common area on post at Fort Knox. Those assembled came from different locations and with different backgrounds, but shared a common purpose on that solemn day recently.