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Today's Opinions

  • Sept. 1, 2013: Our readers write

    Water connects us all

    The News-Enterprise editorial board’s Aug. 22 editorial “Diving in on swimming question” focused on Elizabethtown City Council member Terry Shipp’s question about the decision to close the municipal pool: “How can a city offer a $28 million tourism-focused sports park and fail to provide a public pool?” 

  • Fort Knox gains LDAC

    Outside the U.S. Army, it is likely Operation Warrior Forge is unfamiliar to most in the community. But for those in leadership inside the post’s gates and members of the CORE Committee, it has been an important target for addition to Fort Knox for many years. Last week’s announcement that the training program is coming to our local Army post was welcome news for many who have worked for this cause for quite a long period of time.

  • Babe Thomas left a lasting mark on his community

    On the day after Christmas in 1922, Rola Raymond Thomas came into this world.

    You probably knew him as R.R. Thomas, the county judge with the ever-present bowtie. He directed Hardin County's civic, governmental, fiscal and even years of judicial affairs for two decades.

    Or maybe you knew him by his nickname Babe. Some in his family even referred to him as Uncle Duke.

  • Hats off to honorees and those who helped

    ISSUE:Honoring lives of achievement

    OUR VIEW:School district’s impact seen

    As Hardin County Schools added 10 honorees to its list of Distinguished Alumni last Thursday, the ceremony again proved to be a reflection of the importance of education.

    Great things happen daily in local schools. The full impact of those accomplishments may not be fully evident until the seeds sown take root and blossom in the lives of graduates.

  • Aug. 30, 2013: Our reader's write

    Better ways to spend tax money

  • Water District’s offer deserves consideration

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s municipal water system
    OUR VIEW: Time to decide about the future

    Chemistry brought the question to the table. Issues of community growth and development make it significant. Financial decisions may settle it.

    For about two years, Hardin County Water District No. 2 has been asking the City of Elizabethtown — its wholesale customer — to make a decision about changing the treatment process used to clean its tap water.

  • Off the screen

    ISSUE: “The Butler” not showing in Hardin County
    OUR VIEW: Theater owner puts principles first

  • Aug. 29, 2013: Our readers write

    Strengthening the Constitution