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Today's Opinions

  • Clearing a path to political tradition

    ISSUE: Brushy Fork Debates
    OUR VIEW: Year three will be critical

    Nothing and no one can create a tradition. It requires repetition and time.

    Vine Grove’s effort to play a significant role in Kentucky’s political scene is laudable. But the crowds attracted for the Brushy Fork Debates could be politely described as lacking.

    After two years, Brushy Fork is trying to find its niche.

  • Oct. 3, 2011: Our readers write

    Governor without grit?
    Thanks to Marilyn Parker of Louisville for her letter to the editor titled “The Absentee Beshear” published in the Sept. 27 edition of The News-Enterprise. She firmly stated what I’m sure many thousands of Kentucky taxpayers are concerned about in regard to the governor and his very poor fiscal management of the state, his shifting of taxpayer money to balance the budget and his failure to address the state’s enormous debt caused by unfunded mandates promised to unions.

  • Oct. 3, 2011: Our readers write

    Governor without grit?
    Thanks to Marilyn Parker of Louisville for her letter to the editor titled “The Absentee Beshear” published in the Sept. 27 edition of The News-Enterprise. She firmly stated what I’m sure many thousands of Kentucky taxpayers are concerned about in regard to the governor and his very poor fiscal management of the state, his shifting of taxpayer money to balance the budget and his failure to address the state’s enormous debt caused by unfunded mandates promised to unions.

  • Exchanging loose change for a little time

    In the corners of my brain, I managed to preserve memories of a child's perspective of downtown Elizabethtown.

    There's a sense of wonder associated with visits to J.J. Newberry's which had a collection of ladies' hats by the front door, a massive lunch counter that always seemed crowded and a staircase in the middle of the floor that led to an actual bargain basement.

  • Oct. 2, 2011: our readers write

    Morality can’t be redefined
    First of all, it amazes me that many folks say expanded alcohol sales is strictly an economic issue. These same folks, I’m sure, would agree the laws we have against perjury, public nudity, murder, drugs, etc. are good laws, yet these are moral issues as well. You can’t redefine what is moral and what is not. We must choose to live by morals and not convenience. By the way, they used to put beer in a brown bag when you purchased it. Now you can carry a 12 pack right out the front door in plain sight.

  • Don't fear lofty goals

    ISSUE: United Way goal
    OUR VIEW: Reach for challenge

    We are a society that invests heavily in goals.

    We want our children to achieve only A’s and B’s in school and use many motivational tools to get the job done. We want to retire by a certain age or have a certain number of children or to vacation at least once a year on a sun-drenched beach.

    We like goals.

  • Sept. 30, 2011: Our readers write

    Economics 101 proof
    Have you ever been in a Hardin County convenience store when an out-of-town patron comes in and asks where the beer is? Have you seen that look of incredulousness, disappointment and frustration on that non-local’s face, when all they wanted after a hard day of driving was to get their favorite cold beer, go back to their hotel room and relax?

  • Family Resource Centers and other accolades

    TOPIC: Good news abounds
    OUR VIEW: It's what we do around here

    Unless you have utilized or assisted a school Family Resource and Youth Services Center, you have no idea of the value these centers bring to hundreds of Hardin County students and their families every day.

    But for 20 years, the centers have helped elementary school children and their families in various ways such as child care, and middle school and high school students and their families with finding work and ways to battle substance abuse.