Today's Opinions

  • April 4, 2012: Our readers write

    Thoughts on graffiti

    When I opened up my Sunday edition of The News-Enterprise, I saw the color pictures taken of the graffiti that had been sprayed on railroad cars that had passed through the area and read the short side story.

    Maybe it’s just me, but I was shocked to see it appears The News-Enterprise considers vandalism of private property as “art” and the vandals who committed the destruction of the private property as “artists.” 

  • Correcting our failure to communicate this Easter

    George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

    Communication is an imperfect science, to say the least.

    I picked up the phone just the other day and thought I correctly read the caller ID: “Lebanon Elementary School,” the school where my wife works. So naturally, I assumed it was her.

    But that’s not what it said. And it wasn’t her.

  • Ron Myers Field is a fitting tribute

    TOPIC: Ron Myers Field
    OUR VIEW: Well deserved honor

    A familiar face pacing the first base dugout at Elizabethtown High School will become a fixture at the field where he led the school to hundreds of wins.

    The recent announcement by Elizabethtown Independent Schools that the field at Panther Baseball Park will be named Ron Myers Field after the legendary head coach is a fitting tribute to a man who led the school to two Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championships in five years (1970 and ’75).

  • E'town events coordinator faces significant tasks

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's new events coordinator
    OUR VIEW: Volunteers continue to be essential
    In announcing the selection of Sarah Vaughn for the new position of events coordinator for Elizabethtown city government, Mayor Tim Walker said it’s essential that she “hits the ground running.”

    That statement should be nominated as the understatement of the year.

  • We haven't heard the last of jail-baptism conflict

    It can be dangerous to discuss religious beliefs. It’s even more dangerous to discuss someone else’s religious beliefs.

    But to fully appreciate the jailhouse issue raised last week before Hardin Fiscal Court, it’s essential to begin by seeking to understand.

    To review, the Elizabethtown Church of Christ made a presentation during the informational portion of Tuesday’s public meeting. The church is one of several local congregations offering religious instruction, ministry and prayer at the Hardin County Detention Center.

  • A few kind words for people who befriend pets

    Mahatma Ghandi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

  • March 30, 2012: Our readers write

    Living up to the calling
    It is disheartening to read and listen to all the hateful and disparaging things being said about the Church these past few weeks. It’s expected from the secular world of course, but perhaps the most heartbreaking comments are those of my own brothers and sisters in the faith who have long ago excommunicated themselves from her teachings.

  • Reaching out and making an impact

    TOPIC: Good deeds abound
    OUR VIEW: Opportunity for acknowledgment

    Xiaoyun Willoughby is a shining example that living a life that can impact others has no age barrier.

    She is 14.

    Xiaoyun has endured plenty in her young life with multiple surgeries for scoliosis. An orphan from China, she was adopted by Virgil and Cindy Willoughby of Elizabethtown.