Today's Opinions

  • Sometimes saying no is a way to be fair

    Sometimes it’s good to stop and explain why things happen the way they do. It helps me to put the logic behind decisions in writing just to see if my explanation is as clear on paper as it is between my ears.

    Each election season as the polling day draws near, journalism stresses rise. Contrary to popular belief, we strive to be fair and objective.




    Every year there are 300 to 400 abused and neglected children in Hardin County Family Court. They are in court through no fault of their own, but because their parents or caregivers cannot or will not care for them. Substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health issues, poverty, and generational patterns of abuse all contribute to child maltreatment in Hardin County.

  • You are invited to make a difference

    As the project consultant for the Hardin County Vision Project, it is my pleasure to invite each citizen of Hardin County to join Judge-Executive Harry Berry and me by attending the upcoming Hardin County Vision Project community forum. It begins at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School, 384 W.A. Jenkins Road, Elizabeth

  • A day to remember, respect and honor


       By Steve Beshear

       Guest columnist


       Members of my staff who attended the recent burial of Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Bolander in Hopkinsville say the event played out in sound.


       The roar of motorcycles as Patriot Guard Riders escorted the hearse to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.


       The cadence of boots on pavement as a contingent from the 101st Airborne Division marched their brethren’s coffin to the committal shelter.

  • Editorial: Our precious loss

    A church outing turned tragic for members of the Radcliff First Assembly of God when 27 lives were lost on that fateful night of Saturday, May 14, 1988. They will never be forgotten.

    Jennifer Arnett

    Cynthia Atherton

    Sandy Brewer

    Joshua Conyers

    Mary Daniels

    Julie Earnest

    Kashawn Etheridge

    Shannon Fair

    Dwailla Fischel

    Rick Gohn

    Lori Holzer

    Chuck Kytta

    Anthony Marks

    April Mills

    Phillip Morgan

    Tina Mustain

    William Nichols

    Pattie Nunley

  • May 5: Our readers write

    A prayer for the innocent

    Gov. Steve Beshear proclaimed May 1 as “Day of Prayer in Kentucky.” Thank you, Governor. If I may, here is a prayer for the most innocent among us.

    “Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God end abortion and send revival to America.”

  • EDITORIAL: Voting makes a difference

    ISSUE: Primary Election Day

    OUR VIEW: Ho-hum. Why vote? 




    Why vote today, you say?

    Barack Obama, who basically has ignored Kentucky in his bid for the Democratic nomination for president, leads Hillary Rodham Clinton with 1,905 of the 2,026 delegates needed. She has 1,719. Mathematically, there does not seem to be any way Clinton can win the nomination. Maybe.

  • May 12: Our readers write

    Unsubstantiated rumor mongering

     I was greatly disappointed in the printing of Bonnie Erbe's column "End the mistreatment of race horses" May 8 in The News-Enterprise. Her column was chock-full of horror stories depicting the worst sorts of cruelty to horses imaginable. None were documented. None correspond with my own personal knowledge of pleasure and race horses. Kentucky is horse country. The News-Enterprise should apologize to horse owners everywhere for its implicit endorsement of Bonnie Erbe's slander.