.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Oct. 30, 2011: Our readers write

    Go to the polls
    As a longtime poll worker, I am ashamed of those people who are eligible to vote but never do or can’t be bothered.
    Your poll workers are at the polls setting up at 5 a.m., and are there until after 6 p.m. and the machines are closed out.

  • Cecilia school delay is unnecessary

    ISSUE: School site in Cecilia
    OUR VIEW: Dispute only will delay project

    A 600-student elementary school in Cecilia is needed for several reasons.

  • Introduction to cultural differences can be uncomfortable

    Our rituals and traditions seem common and make us feel comfortable.

    The rituals and traditions of others can seem odd and make us uncomfortable.

    As Flex Films celebrated its $180 million investment in a new manufacturing site that eventually will create 250 jobs in Elizabethtown, the first hour was devoted to a Hindu ritual.

  • Oct. 28, 2011: Our readers write

    Straight conservative ticket
    U.S. Census data show rising poverty.  The U.S. poverty rate rose to the highest level in almost 20 years, and household income fell in 2010, underscoring the lingering impact of the worst economic slump in 70 years according to Bloomberg News on Sept. 13.

  • Good news in the headlines

    TOPIC: Do-gooders abound
    OUR VIEW: Many focus on helping others

    OK, maybe it didn’t come with someone screaming, “Move that truck!” but the recently completed makeover of the American Red Cross office in Elizabethtown is something to celebrate and applaud the United Way of Central Kentucky and area businesses for their work.

    Six area businesses joined for parts of a week, volunteering their time and money to makeover the Red Cross building.

  • Oct. 27, 2011: Our readers write

    Where’s the support?
    It sure has been interesting reading The News-Enterprise editorials and letters to the editor. One writer went to great lengths to complain about how her candidate was being “stomped on with both feet” in attacks by a “gaggle of right-wing writers.” What was so funny was that as much as she demanded people should write on the positive traits of candidates, she failed to name any about incumbent Steve Beshear.

  • Elizabethtown confronts delicate part of alcohol law

    ISSUE: Economic hardship declaration
    OUR VIEW: E'town should stick with facts

    Virtually by saying so, Elizabethtown city government can declare the community to be in a state of economic hardship and relax voter-approved restrictions on restaurants serving alcohol.

    A hardship, by definition, is a suffering through a condition that is difficult to endure. If you are unemployed or unemployable in these troublesome economic times, certainly those words can apply.

  • Foundation extends sweet child's smile

    TOPIC: Addison Jo Blair Foundation
    OUR VIEW: Child's legacy just beginning

    The life of Addison Jo Blair was short, but the impact on Hardin County and beyond is vast.

    People who didn’t know her showed up at fundraisers and wore yellow bracelets or offered prayers on her behalf.

    Her brief, difficult battle with neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric cancer that produces tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow, ended in May. When she died, Addison Jo Blair was just 3.