Today's Opinions

  • The game gets back to business

    Flash back to Jan. 15, 1967. It was a monumental day in American sports history and in the social heartbeat of the U.S. While at that time we may not have imagined the significance of the day or the event, nonetheless many of us watched it on our TV sets in black and white. It was the first world championship, contested between the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers. The Packers defeated the Chiefs 36-10 to claim the title of world champion.

  • Feb. 4, 2011: Our readers write

    The meaning of illegal
    I am writing in response to the column printed in the “In Other Views” section of The News-Enterprise on Jan. 31. I am wondering if the writer doesn’t know what the word “illegal” means.

  • Transformation nears completion

    The Issue: BRAC transition projects on post remain on pace for September completion.

    Our Opinion: Much remains to be done outside the gates.

  • Feb. 3, 2011: Our readers write

    Note to Indiana
    My wife and I really enjoy visiting Indiana’s small cities and towns up and down the Ohio River. They are very enjoyable.
    However, it appears that Indiana’s governor and state legislature are contemplating a statewide smoking ban. If indeed it enacts such a law, we will shift our entertainment dollars elsewhere.
    Our state, Kentucky, has for the most part locked us out of any entertainment and recreation venues in our largest cities.

  • Investments at courthouse create modern meeting place

    ISSUE: High-tech additions
    OUR VIEW: New items are needed

  • U.S. Postal Service must be practical about fate of post offices

    In these recessionary times, it's common for private companies of all sizes to take a hard look at their operations. Business units that are less than effective or dealing with declining volume sometimes are closed.
    The U.S. Postal Service would like to do the same thing. Considering the agency lost $8.5 billion last year — $23 million per day — something needs to be done. No one wants less service or to lose the convenience of a community post office, but it's necessary to look at more drastic tactics.

  • More income, less out-go results in good news

    The issue: County's mid-year budget surplus
    Our view: Heathly report worthy of praise

  • Jan. 31, 2011: Our readers write

    Obesity responsibility our own
    My wife and I read a letter submitted in the Sunday edition that lauded Walmart’s efforts to address our nation’s obesity epidemic by cutting prices on produce and “urging” suppliers to cut back on sodium, trans fat and sugar in their products. The letter states that to truly fight obesity, Walmart should encourage consumers to “ditch unhealthy processed meat.”