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Today's Opinions

  • May is Foster Care Awareness Month

    Guest column by JERIANNE STRANGE

    May is National Foster Care Month, a time to shine the light on the foster care experience. Let’s start with some facts and figures:

  • From one mother to another

    By DEBORAH SMITH
    Special to The News-Enterprise
    With Mothers Day approaching, I sent my mother a card but wanted her to know just how much she means to me.
    The card itself was nice, but there just wasn’t that personal feeling. We always kid one another because she says I write really mushy notes to her that sometimes make her cry, so being the good daughter I try to make my signatures happy and upbeat.

  • Thanks, Mom, for everything

    The issue: Mother’s Day
    Our view: A day of celebration

    There is no day more important than Mothers Day. If you don’t believe that just ask your mom.

    Oh, we love our moms year around but on this day we celebrate everything that makes our mothers “moms.” Most of us have more than just one woman who has had an influence in our lives, whether it’s our birth mother, stepmother, grandmother, big sister or even a co-worker.

  • Help the U.S. Postal Service stamp out hunger May 14

    Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes. They also collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation and probably the world.

  • Prepare yourself to act when weather strikes

    The vicious spring weather season has brought countless weather watches and warnings. Often in April, Hardin County found itself simultaneously on the alert for severe thunderstorms, possible tornadoes and flooding.

    Thanks to advances in radar detection technology, the National Weather Service is able to provide much more lead time when issuing alerts. During some storms this spring, warnings have been issued before the first raindrops reached the county.

  • United Way spends your contributions well

    Everyone is stretching dollars these days.

    Money and resources only go so far, whether being spent by a businesses, an agency or an individual. The United Way of Central Kentucky is no exception.

    Each year, the organization has the responsibility of putting campaign money raised where it can meet the greatest needs of the community in the most efficient and effective manner.

  • Two views: The case against hunting sandhill cranes

    If they are allowed to go through with it, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will allow for the first time in more than 100 years the hunting of sandhill cranes in Kentucky.
    Under what KDFWR calls a sandhill crane management plan, hunters will be allowed to buy permits and shoot the birds as they migrate through the commonwealth in the winter months.

  • Two views: The case for hunting sandhill cranes

    The eastern population of sandhill cranes migrates through and winters in portions of Kentucky. Sandhill cranes are the most abundant crane species on the planet, with more than 700,000 spending part of their year in North America. The eastern population is the world’s second largest, numbering between 60,000 and 100,000 birds.
    The population continues to grow and has become increasingly visible in Kentucky in recent years. Peak counts in Kentucky now approach 20,000 cranes in the Barren River Lake area.