Today's Opinions

  • March 31, 2013: Our readers write

    Following the crowd

    Last Sunday The News-Enterprise published a lengthy exposition by Hardin County Judge-Executive Harry Berry.

    From what I read, he admitted he has been fixated on moving out of downtown Elizabethtown for many years and only has investigated alternatives to the extent of defeating them.

  • At tax time, consider donations to charitable organizations

    I often tell people that if it doesn’t bother your conscience or your pocketbook you’re probably not going to change. 

    When it comes to giving to a charity it is definitely true but if you ask the right questions of your tax professional you may get a little more out of your tax deductions to go along with your generosity. If you are already giving to a nonprofit, now might be a good time to ask about the benefits of managing your successful investments as part of a charitable giving plan.    

  • The end is a great start

    ISSUE:2013 General Assembly
    OUR VIEW: A bit of fresh air

    “We sent a positive message that we did what our constituents wanted us to do,” Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo said as lawmakers closed this year’s session of the General Assembly in Frankfort.

  • Easter is about an empty tomb, not empty plastic eggs

    When it comes to Easter eggs, my preference is artificial and hollow.

  • March 29, 2013: Our readers write

    Learning from the past

    I have not written anything for some time, but I have very good excuses.

    My excuses are my computer had a virus and was down for weeks before I got around to fixing it. Then, I had a virus and laid low for several weeks.

  • Giving students a better chance

    ISSUE: Kentucky’s new graduation laws
    Dropout prevention and early graduation make sense

    This month Gov. Steve Beshear signed two bills that could usher in positive change for high school graduation in Kentucky.

    First, Senate Bill 97 allows school districts to increase the dropout age to 18. Currently, students are permitted to drop out of school at 16 with their parents’ permission.

  • March 28, 2013: Our readers write

    Enough already

    Having read the last few letters complaining about the proposed move of the Hardin County government offices, it seems there are some people who think the county government is for their benefit alone.

    Knowing Judge-Executive Harry Berry, I have listened before to his reasons for making this move and how it would benefit all county residents.

  • Observing the interactions of two popes

    Some predicted the meeting between newly elected Pope Francis and his predecessor, Benedict XVI, would be awkward. After all, the Roman Catholic Church hasn’t had a pope resign in 600 years.

    What would the two men say to each other? Would Benedict tell Pope Francis what he should and shouldn’t be doing? Would the former pope be looking over the new pope’s shoulder? And would the new pope feel threatened, even resentful?

    Would people find themselves torn between two popes?