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Today's Opinions

  • Adopt a Platoon will be a success

    ISSUE: Supporting the military
    OUR VIEW: Hardin County comes through

    When opportunities become available to support the military and their families, Hardin County comes through time and again.

  • May 15, 2013: Our readers write

    The rights of mothers

    We, as mothers, have the absolute right to protect our children from harm. We have the right to know our children are safe from gun violence, from the moment they leave our arms in the morning until they return home later in the day. But the rights of American mothers are under attack by criminals, the gun lobby and legislators who are unable to stand up for common-sense gun reforms. The right of mothers to protect our children shall not be infringed.

    As mothers, we have the right to:

  • May 14, 2013: Our readers write

    On 31W plan

    The Radcliff Small Business Alliance Inc. joins in support of Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall in his opposition of the current 31W Median Plan proposed by the KY DOT and discussed in The News-Enterprise’s May 5 editorial. The editorial’s position, along with Mayor Duvall’s comments and a recent letter to the editor recommending the median plan not be implemented represents the opinion of the membership of our Alliance.

  • Neighborly ways don't include bulldozer traffic

    Will there be fences in heaven?

    That’s another way of asking, will your bothersome neighbor’s heavenly mansion be next to yours?

    Before you petition heaven’s city council for a privacy fence or request that your bad neighbor be confined to the eternal promised land’s back forty, make sure you yourself aren’t unwittingly the neighbor from hell who somehow slipped under the pearly gates unnoticed while St. Peter was distracted by a game of heavenly baseball.

  • Our precious loss: Moved again to tears by memories of the bus crash

    After midnight, a ringing phone never delivers good news.

    On the other end was first word about a traffic crash some 90 miles from home. It was a bus from Hardin County and it was ablaze. Despite almost no information, something in the shaky voice of that alarmed caller made the immensity of the tragedy clear.

    My next phone calls that Sunday morning awoke reporters and photographers. A team was dispatched to Carrollton. The most intensive work week of my professional life began.

    Over the next three days, I slept three hours and cried four times.

  • The wrong medicine for Kentucky’s Medicaid malady

    More than 324 years after architect Sir Christopher Wren constructed fake pillars at Windsor Town Hall near London to satisfy building inspectors, tourists remain fascinated with the good-for-nothing posts.

    The story goes that in 1689, local inspectors warned that the town hall would crumble without additional support. Rather than fight City Hall, Wren, England’s greatest architect – who disagreed with the inspectors – fooled them by building four pillars that offered the illusion of more support but which did not even reach the ceiling.

  • May 10, 2013: Our readers write

    Becoming a foster parent can change a child’s life

    May is National Foster Care Month, a time to come together on behalf of the nearly 7,000 Kentucky children who are living in foster care because their own families are in crisis. This month provides an opportunity to thank foster families who provide homes and love to children who need them. Foster parents often become a substitute family for the youth regardless of how long they stay – be it an hour or a lifetime.

  • Recognizing those who provide care

    How fitting it is the beginning of National Nursing Home Week is Mother’s Day, May 12. What an opportunity to remember our most cherished loved ones. Mother’s Day is one of the busiest and most exciting days of the year for nursing homes. It is a day when family members make a point to visit, share memories and appreciate the people who have impacted their lives.

    I am proud of our Kentucky facilities as they prepare to make sure residents enjoy every moment with their families on this special day.