Today's Opinions

  • New generation introduces new enjoyment

    It was not supposed to happen.

    I was against it. Firmly, against it. I didn’t like it, I didn’t believe in it and I didn’t want to be a part of it.

    But now I’m in. Even before the first day of summer, I already have filled several weekends and a few evenings watching youth soccer.

    It doesn’t sound like a big deal. But an aversion to the soccer culture could be a generational bias. Growing up in Vine Grove about five decades ago, soccer was not on the radar.

  • Stray animals deserve public’s best effort

    WANTED: A large building that can house Hardin County’s growing stray animal population so there won’t be another 2,300 dogs and cats euthanized like last year. Also, some land around the building to let the animals run around and have some fun would be nice as well.
    These are difficult times for the Hardin County Animal Control facility on Nicholas Street in Elizabethtown. The county’s continued growth is not without an increased pet population that needs help.

  • May 15, 2011: Our readers write

    Kentucky governor the difference
    There are some differences in the governor candidates.
    Phil Moffett is a Christian, right-to-life businessman who wants to help Kentucky move in the right direction. Phil’s four-corner platform is the right cure for what is ailing Kentucky, and he has not varied from his plan since he started running. 
    -State sovereignty: Challenging the constitutionality of all federal laws, mandates and regulations.

  • May 13, 2011: Our readers write

    Your vote counts
    I am writing to encourage all Kentucky Republicans to please vote in the May 17 primary election, and to take a good look at all the GOP candidates running for office. Each Republican candidate brings something unique to the table. I know much of the thought is who can win in the November election, as it should be.

  • May 12, 2011: Our readers write

    Photo evidence not necessary
    I just read your editorial, “Fear of reprisal shouldn’t hide proof of victory” and have to disagree.
    You praised the president for his decision to authorize the raid as opposed to a bombing and you are right. His was surely a serious decision but, in the end, a no brainer. Certainly, the military and other agencies offered a professional judgment of success without which no commander in chief would have given the go. Still he had to decide and good for him for doing so.

  • Motorcycle safety is everyone’s business

    For The News-Enterprise

    Spring has arrived. After a long winter and with the presence of warm and pleasant weather comes the motorcycle riding season.

    The motorcycle population in Kentucky has increased by 311 percent in the past 12 years. In the past year alone, registrations increased by 2,000.

    In 1998 prior to the helmet laws change, there were 36,000 registered bikes. Today that has grown to 112,084.

    In Hardin County, in the past 10 years motorcycle registrations increased from 1,500 to 3,349 in 2010.

  • May 11, 2011: Our readers write

    Kentucky in trouble
    According to polls, Gov. Steve Beshear and Sen. David Williams will run against each other this November. With the polls this May we could change the direction Kentucky is heading into the future.

  • Paint the Town Purple builds Relay's momentum

    The issue: Paint the Town Purple
    Our view: A new way to build awareness