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Today's Opinions

  • Jan. 21, 2011: Our readers write

    Is Parrett mimicking Washington?
    A front-page headline on the Jan. 20 edition of The News-Enterprise declared, “Parrett promotes bipartisanship during session.” It is hard to believe that this expression by 10th District State Sen. Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is anything other than mimicking of the sentiment being promoted in Washington by the Democratic Party as they face the reality that the proverbial political donkey is no longer the commanding force directing the future of our nation.

  • Acting on the obvious

    The issue: Ignoring warning signs

    Our view: Be alert and respond

  • Districts should err on the side of caution

    ISSUE: Snow day decisions
    OUR VIEW: Better safe than sorry

    When it comes to the safety of our children, our local school districts should live by a simple motto: Better safe than sorry.

    So when officials from Hardin County, Elizabethtown Independent and LaRue County schools decide whether to have school on snowy days, we trust that those officials are living by that motto and doing what is best for the thousands of children who will be in their care when they step onto one of their school buses.

  • Jan. 17, 2001: Our readers write

    Treating mental illness
    I agree that the Tucson shooting should have been a front-page article.
    When is our country going to wake up about treating individuals and families dealing with mental illness? Mental illness costs the lives of many innocent people. A person with mental illness needs treatment. Psychiatrists tell us that untreated mental illness just gets worse. They can become ill enough to justify murder.

  • Reaching back 99 years for a middle name

    The reason pregnancy lasts nine months is to give the parents time to settle on a name.
    I know there are biological and developmental reasons for the timetable. But the social pressure and uncertainty of selecting a name for your offspring is considerable.
    Our daughter Jessica presented her parents with grandchild No. 4 last week. Along the way to delivery, she and her husband analyzed, considered and debated a few dozen names. Because of modern technology, the child’s gender was known well in advance.

  • Jan. 16, 2011: Our readers write

    School board members deserve support
    It’s safe to say that local elected leaders have seldom faced a year like 2010 and the outlook for 2011 is equally challenging. The members of the Elizabethtown Independent Board of Education have worked to preserve the district’s ability to educate our children in the face of a massive state budget shortfall and tough economic times at the local level.

  • MLK Day urges us to be better people

    The nation and the attitudes that Martin Luther King Jr. sought to change have changed and generally for the better.
    The civil rights movement brought together thousands in search of the assurance of basic human desires such as kindness, fairness, equality and justice.

  • Jan. 14: Our readers write

    School Board Recognition Month
    January is School Board Recognition Month in Kentucky.  I would like to take this opportunity to publicly express my appreciation to Hardin County Schools Board of Education members Kay Sharon, Charlie Wise, Suzy Broadwater, John Emary and Mike Kinney. I also would like to recognize Scott Tubbs, whose term ended in December.  All of our board members do a wonderful job representing our students, parents, faculty, staff and our county’s residents.