Today's Opinions

  • June 2, 2013: Our readers write

    Information on judges readily available

    In response to a letter published May 30, even the most cursory Internet search will show that yes, judges do have to take an oath and yes, they do swear to uphold the constitution of the United States and (if a state judge) the constitution of the state they in which they are serving. 

  • Beginning Tuesday, a weekly feature focusing on local teens

    Looking for a way to establish something new, an obviously successful model is a good place to start.

    That’s the reasoning behind the format and look of a new weekly feature that debuts Tuesday in The News-Enterprise.

    In search of a regular method to recognize the achievements of young people, the newspaper’s features team launches Tuesday’s Teen. It’s being established based on two effective examples.

  • Numbers add up to positive news

    ISSUE: Numbers indicate local advancement
    OUR VIEW: Time to build on successes

  • May 31, 2013: Our readers write

    Politics and thugery defined

    Quite a few years ago I wrote a letter to the editor explaining what politics is. After listening to national and local newscasts over the past few weeks, I have come to the conclusion that many of the anchors/reporters have no concept of what politics is. I am certain they do not teach it in journalism school.

  • Squawking about pension reform doesn’t make it so

    Recently, I was a panelist on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” program about the commonwealth’s public-pension crisis.

    Much of the discussion reminded me of an annoying rhetorical tactic generally reserved for parrots, but often employed by cheerleaders for bigger, more -costly government: repeating the same nonsense over and over until viewers cave to the pure monotony.

  • May 30, 2013: Our readers write

    Oath for judges

    I don’t know whether all judges are required to take an oath before taking office, but they should be. They should swear to faithfully execute the laws duly passed under the U.S. Constitution or under state or local constitutions where they reside. Use of any other law should be cause for removal from office, whether the law of some other country or U.N. law.

  • New festival is new success

    ISSUE: BBQ, Blues & Bikes debuts

    OUR VIEW: Exceeded expectations

    Though skies were blue and warm sunshine spilled onto the sidewalks and pavement, thunder permeated downtown Elizabethtown last Saturday.

  • Preparation saves lives

    ISSUE: Tornado season readiness
    You can never be too prepared

    The storms that ravaged the Midwest are a stark reminder of what happened in southern Indiana last year and periodically have ripped apart buildings and shattered lives here in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties.

    The lives lost in Oklahoma remind us of how quickly things can change. The best we can do is be prepared for the worse.