Today's Opinions

  • Help returning soldiers adapt

    Back in 2005-06, my younger brother, Sam, spent a year in Iraq – an infantry soldier with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He was in the Sunni Triangle going out on “missions” daily.

    Understandably, it was a stressful year for the entire family. So imagine our relief when he came home safe and sound. Everything was going to be OK. We could all go back to life as normal.

    But pretty soon we realized that wasn’t the case.

  • Nov. 7, 2011: Our readers write

    Don’t ignore the facts
    Thank you to The News-Enterprise editorial board for your view in the Oct. 27 edition: E’town should stick with facts. Four city councilmen (Ashlock, Fulkerson, Lewis, Walker) chose to ignore the facts and refused to provide E’town’s population data to the Kentucky General Assembly  in 2010, thereby holding E’town hostage in an incorrect fourth class.

  • Nov. 6, 2011: Our readers write

    Likeable vs. competent
    Why should Kentuckians vote for David Williams for governor? The No. 1 reason is if you are unhappy with Obamacare and the out-of-control spending that has us on the verge of bankruptcy as a country, remember this occurred when Democrats controlled the U.S. House, Senate and presidency. You should not want that for Kentucky.
    If elected, here is what you can expect from Steve Beshear:

  • Integrity is admirable trait sometimes in short supply

    With state elections just hours away, the campaign process has led to an extensive exploration of each candidate’s positions, actions and even their traits.

    As we are buried in the 30-second TV assaults that pass for political messages, one trait often seems lacking. Integrity.

    When it comes to integrity, few politicians and public servants would rank above R.R. “Babe” Thomas.

  • Progress being made on downtown revival

    ISSUE: Revitalization forums
    OUR VIEW: Another tangible step toward a thriving downtown

    A recent forum to facilitate discussion of ideas for the revitalization of downtown Elizabethtown was a successful and fruitful gathering. More importantly, it represented another tangible step forward in the city’s plan to breathe new life and opportunity into the district.

  • Nov. 4, 2011: Our readers write

    Outraged about Williams’ comments
    As a relatively new Kentuckian, I chose to retire in Elizabethtown precisely because of the kindness and core values people here freely share with all who visit or stay. I agree with the director of Flex Films in stating that David Williams’ comments were “offensive and hurtful.” I go further in saying that Mr. Williams’ comments also are based on extreme ignorance and intolerance.

  • Bands, sports teams make community proud

    TOPIC: Students excelling
    OUR VIEW: Success comes in bunches

    Whether it was on a field of play in a band competition or on a gymnasium floor, this area has had plenty to stand up and cheer about in the last few weeks from high school students.

    It is a slim percentage of high school students who can claim they are state champions, but the LaRue County High School marching band is in that rare company.

  • Nov. 3, 2011: Our readers write

    Suffering by proxy
    I have a question for my elected senator, Mitch McConnell, who also is a leader in Congress.
    He repeatedly has called on the president to make cuts in Social Security and Medicare.
    My question is why, as a leader, has he never proposed to cut his health care, retirement or safety net?
    I live in a country where our leaders feather their retirement, never share in the cuts and suffer by proxy.
    Randal A. Lanham