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Today's Opinions

  • Outlining skills needed by events coordinator

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown to hire events coordinator
    OUR VIEW: Qualified candidate must be a 'numbers' person.

    The city of Elizabethtown and Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau are working out details on a new partnership intended to fill a void left by the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce in running the Heartland Festival, Cruisin’ the Heartland and other events.

  • Bridal guidelines for a smooth show

    SHOW INFO
    A 40-page special section previewing the annual Bridal Showcase will be inside Friday's edition of The News-Enterprise. The free event is scheduled from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

    The wedding planning season is in full swing - and bridal expos are headed to the Louisville area in the coming weeks! Your Better Business Bureau has helpful tips for future brides and bridesmaids attending a show.

  • Surprised by a daughter's prayer

    “Why don’t you go with me?”

    I asked my daughter to accompany me to the Abby of Gethsemani. She was home with us for a few days during the Christmas holidays, visiting from New York City. Mary had been to Gethsemani with me before.

    “Sure, I’d love to,” was her ready response.

  • Jan. 23, 2012: Our readers write

    Conflicts, conflicts everywhere
    The real conflict of interest in the Radcliff City Council is Pastor Edward Palmer who ran for council without telling voters he is a local church pastor and should have recused himself from the “alcohol” discussions based on his own agenda to impede all progress on alcohol-related issues.
    It is surprising to me the title of reverend or pastor has not been attached to Palmer in any of the articles I have read in this paper.
    This is why our forefathers chose to separate the church from the state.

  • Early release from prison may be a necessary evil

    As Gov. Steve Beshear announced his budget plans last week, he described significant cuts which he acknowledged would reach into services that most Kentuckians consider vital.

    It appears we got a head start on the bad news Jan. 3, when the state released nearly 1,000 prisoners into various communities. While changes in the penal code last year led to the release, the Get Out of Jail Free cards will translate into savings of an estimated $40 million.

  • Jan. 22, 2012: Our readers write

    Drunken or conflicted in Radcliff
    I’m not quite sure which of these characterize some of the Radcliff City Council members but they themselves should consider this and decide.

  • Redistricting means less than experience

    Political shenanigans take place once a decade as legislators in power attempt to gain an advantage by redrawing district boundaries in ways considered beneficial to the interests of their allies.

    Recent decisions in Frankfort that turn the map of Hardin County into a jigsaw puzzle are nothing new. Complaints about having the county's influence diluted, seeing precincts sliced into three pieces or Radcliff split into four districts are not new.

  • Redistricting process does not make a pretty picture

    ISSUE: Legislative redistricting
    OUR VIEW: Independent draft needed

    Having seen the process up close, first-term state Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, does not think legislators should be in charge of redrawing boundaries for House and Senate seats.

    He wants to see an independent process designed to best apportion the 100 House members and 38 senators among Kentucky’s population.