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Today's Opinions

  • Hatred and hyperbole not needed

    In reference to Jim Waters March 11 column in The News-Enterprise, I would just like to voice my disagreement.

    My wife and I are both retired from Ford Motor Co. and belonged to UAW Local 862. I can tell you that our union president is not the godfather nor are we his “minions.”

    Without union representation, Ford Motor Co. would have run over us rough-shod just as Henry Ford did prior to 1941.

  • March 20, 2011: Our readers write

    Precious wildlife
    The sandhill cranes that fly across Kentucky are part of the mass migration that takes place twice a year across this planet. For many of us, the sight and sound of the cranes is magic. Sad to say there are a few who only see this miracle of creation as something to strike down and destroy.
    What has been lost, though easy to disregard, is a creature’s precious, irreplaceable life; and each life is so vulnerable and exists so briefly.

  • FarmStart meets needs of tomorrow’s producers

    ISSUE: Extension FarmStart program
    OUR VIEW: Investment worth making

    Investing in the future makes sense.

    Through a year-long program called FarmStart, the Hardin County Extension Service is striving to build the knowledge of novice farmers and ensure a brighter future for the agriculture sector of our economy.

  • Saying goodbye to a season of dribbles and development

    It’s time to take the whistle off the rearview mirror. Since October, it has been twirling there.
    The basketball season is over and so is my opportunity to coach one of the two sixth-grade boys’ basketball teams at East Hardin Middle School.
    Stepping up to the challenge of coaching sixth-grade athletes, I found a great group of kids with a lot of heart and overlooked talent. Surprisingly, I also found personal growth — as a coach and as a person.

  • March 18, 2011: Our readers write

    Thank a farmer today
    March 13-19 marks the annual observation of National Agriculture Week. This is an occasion when agriculture organizations like Farm Bureau try to draw attention to the importance of farmers and our agriculture industry.

  • March 17, 2011: Our readers write

    Actions destroy credibility
    The recent siege in Madison, Wis., has given me cause for thought. As someone who has been to a number of local Tea Party rallies, to include the one in Washington D.C., on Sept. 12, 2009, I find it interesting how the actions of the Democrats in Madison compare to those of the Tea Party Patriots in Washington, D.C., and how our main stream media has chosen to portray them.

  • Mayor ready to lead downtown renovation

    ISSUE: Downtown Elizabethtown rejuvenation
    OUR VIEW: Walker leading effort realistically

    A downtown development program outlined by Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker has much to praise. That’s because there’s a lot to it.

    In a cover letter to City Council members, it’s contrasted with projects and programs of past years as being a “comprehensive redevelopment” and the mayor promises a continuous, consistent process directed by his office with key assistance from a full-time director of the Heritage Council.

  • At unity celebration, governor introduced message of discord

    The issue: Mixing politics into speech
    Our view: Not the best venue

    Using a nautical theme, the newly formed Hardin County Chamber of Commerce launched into a new era March 10 with the maiden voyage of its consolidated monthly luncheon. The venue chosen to christen the beginning of the Hardin County Chamber was Severns Valley Baptist Church. As expected the facility was packed with the who’s who of the business community.