Today's Opinions

  • July 15, 2011: Our readers write

    Taxpayers on line for questionable loans
    I was just thinking about our national debt. If our government would stop spending money on people who can’t manage their own money, we would be better off.
    I just found out that a business owner who recently filed for Chapter 13 in Bankruptcy Court still could have a Small Business Administration loan on the business.
    Why should our government help someone to finance a business venture when they can’t even manage their own finances?

  • Battlefront stories provide insight into sacrifice, struggles

    The issue: Berlin to Baghdad
    Our view: Series honors service

    On the front page today, The News-Enterprise concludes its six-part series paying tribute to servicemen and women and their wartime sacrifices.

  • Kentucky Speedway fails to impress

    The race started at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Leaving Elizabethtown at 1 p.m. should provide plenty of time to reach the Kentucky Speedway and NASCAR’s Sprint Cup debut in the Bluegrass State.

    At 2:15 p.m., we were 19 miles from the track on Interstate 71.

    That’s more than five hours before the white flag.

    At 8:45 p.m. — 75 minutes after the race began — we pulled into the main road leading to the track, still three miles away. That’s 16 miles in 6 1/2 hours. That’s a snail’s pace, not a NASCAR race.

  • July 14, 2011: Our readers write

    A Chicago feeling
    Gov. Steve Beshear applied to the federal government for a waiver of the “No Child Left Behind” acts so Kentucky schools could still receive federal assistance without being held accountable. A few days later, the teachers union endorsed the governor for his re-election.
    This seemed kind of early, so I suppose the next thing we hear of will be the union taking up a “special collection” for a donation to Beshear’s campaign.

  • Coalition addresses issues faced by military families

    The issue: Military Outreach Coalition
    Our view: Red Cross addresses need

    The United States is not alone in its War on Terror, as we often hear about coalition forces fighting side by side with American troops battling bad guys around the world.

  • July 13, 2011: Our readers write

    A matter of life and death
    A life and death decision will soon be made, if it hasn’t already been made, about the plight of the Sandhill cranes as they migrate through Kentucky.
    The Department of Fish and Wildlife, the agency who will make this “life and death” decision; tell us bird watching and hunting are not exclusive.
    Obviously they don’t understand the concern of those who oppose the slaughter of the Sandhill cranes.

  • Hardin County remembers

    The topic: Hardin County's 9/11 Memorial
    Our view: It's a community monument

    Few American tragedies have been as chilling as the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Now, nearly 10 years after thousands of lives were taken on American soil, we have an opportunity in Hardin County to always remember and honor those lives with a memorial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

  • July 12, 2011: Our readers write

    Golden cranes
    Sandhill cranes are the “golden goose” for local communities
    State officials will cause state and local communities to lose valuable financial assets by allowing the hunting and killing of sandhill cranes.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation shows that “wildlife-associated activities” in Kentucky far exceed participation in hunting and fishing.