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Today's Opinions

  • College conference shuffle is a dash for cash

    ISSUE: Conference realignments
    OUR VIEW: At what price?

    The only thing not confusing in all of the shuffling and possible shuffling of NCAA schools into different conferences is that the University of Hawaii has no interest in joining the depleted Big East Conference. The captivating soap opera “As the Schools Turn” has seen some interesting changes in just the last few weeks.

  • Nov. 8, 2011: Our readers write

    Thoughts transcend all religions
    It is disturbing to read Mr. David Williams’ comments on the ground-breaking Hindu ceremony performed in Elizabethtown. We are delighted to see that an Indian company is willing to do business in Kentucky, bringing more growth and jobs locally as opposed to losing jobs overseas. Gov. Steve Beshear needs to be commended for his focused proactive efforts.

  • Making a difference takes minutes today

    ISSUE: Voter turnout
    OUR VIEW: County's influence on the line

    Hardin County can gain the attention of the entire state today. It’s going to take cooperation from motivated individuals to make it happen.

    And you have to take action before 6 p.m.

    This is Election Day. Six statewide races are being conducted and, generally, the general election is being overlooked.

  • Help returning soldiers adapt

    Back in 2005-06, my younger brother, Sam, spent a year in Iraq – an infantry soldier with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He was in the Sunni Triangle going out on “missions” daily.

    Understandably, it was a stressful year for the entire family. So imagine our relief when he came home safe and sound. Everything was going to be OK. We could all go back to life as normal.

    But pretty soon we realized that wasn’t the case.

  • Nov. 7, 2011: Our readers write

    Don’t ignore the facts
    Thank you to The News-Enterprise editorial board for your view in the Oct. 27 edition: E’town should stick with facts. Four city councilmen (Ashlock, Fulkerson, Lewis, Walker) chose to ignore the facts and refused to provide E’town’s population data to the Kentucky General Assembly  in 2010, thereby holding E’town hostage in an incorrect fourth class.

  • Nov. 6, 2011: Our readers write

    Likeable vs. competent
    Why should Kentuckians vote for David Williams for governor? The No. 1 reason is if you are unhappy with Obamacare and the out-of-control spending that has us on the verge of bankruptcy as a country, remember this occurred when Democrats controlled the U.S. House, Senate and presidency. You should not want that for Kentucky.
    If elected, here is what you can expect from Steve Beshear:

  • Integrity is admirable trait sometimes in short supply

    With state elections just hours away, the campaign process has led to an extensive exploration of each candidate’s positions, actions and even their traits.

    As we are buried in the 30-second TV assaults that pass for political messages, one trait often seems lacking. Integrity.

    When it comes to integrity, few politicians and public servants would rank above R.R. “Babe” Thomas.

  • Progress being made on downtown revival

    ISSUE: Revitalization forums
    OUR VIEW: Another tangible step toward a thriving downtown

    A recent forum to facilitate discussion of ideas for the revitalization of downtown Elizabethtown was a successful and fruitful gathering. More importantly, it represented another tangible step forward in the city’s plan to breathe new life and opportunity into the district.