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Today's Opinions

  • Shopping local helps entire community

    ISSUE: Shop Local
    OUR VIEW: It just makes sense

    As a consumer, you have many choices as to how and where you spend your hard-earned money. It is that freedom to make those choices that is a part of our American heritage that young men and women defend every day.

  • Heartland Interfaith breaks down barriers

    ISSUE: Heartland Interfaith seminar

    OUR VIEW: Well-timed, important topic

     

    The absence of knowledge many times is a prevalent source of fear. If the veil of the unknown is lifted and realities illuminated, it can make a difference.

  • Sept. 8, 2011: Our readers write

    NAACP gets a breath of fresh air
    I’d like to thank The News-Enterprise for the beautiful article written about the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet that was held at Fort Knox Leaders Club.
    The News-Enterprise quoted every topic pastor Gerald Smith, associate professor at the university, spoke about, which all was very interesting.

  • For unification to succeed, residents need to know what they’ll lose

    Back in the early 1990s, when I was a reporter for The Courier-Journal, I remember seeing a book by late University of Kentucky professor William Lyons called “The Politics of City-County Merger: The Lexington-Fayette Experience.” It was on the desk of then-Mayor David Adkisson of Owensboro. 

    At the time, Owensboro was in a campaign to merge with Daviess County; I was reporting on that effort.

  • Keep up the recycling effort, Hardin Countians

    On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Hardin County, we want to publicly acknowledge and applaud the recycling efforts of Hardin County residents.

    Over 90 years, the League of Women Voters of the United States has promoted many environmental issues, including clean air and water as well as recycling.

  • Heartland Festival deserves devotion needed to succeed

    Bardstown has its Kentucky Bourbon Festival and Paducah has its National Quilt Show. Pikeville has its Hillbilly Days and Owensboro has its International Bar-B-Q Festival. London has its World Chicken Festival and Elizabethtown has its … well, we’re not sure what we’ll have.

    Unfortunately, there is a looming question mark of uncertainty surrounding the future of the Heartland Festival. That’s a shame.

  • HCS wise to pass on food program

    Hardin County Schools has decided to say no to the Community Eligibility Option, part of President Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The federal government program set into motion in December 2010 would have provided a free lunch to all students at qualifying schools in the district.

  • HCU consultant explains unification review process

    Hardin County’s citizens have a unique opportunity. Hardin County has the opportunity to unify its existing good local government and become one of the largest and most progressive communities in Kentucky.

    However, before the citizens will be able to consider and vote on whether or not the community should unify, a specific plan first must be developed. Under Kentucky law, this plan only can be developed by what is called the unification review commission.

    Let’s be clear: Only the voters of Hardin County can consider and approve unified government.