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Today's Opinions

  • Avoid advance fee loans

    Consumers nationwide continue to be victimized by sophisticated loan scams that demand up-front fees for loans that are never delivered.

    Thieves use fabricated addresses to steal tens of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting borrowers, many of them desperate for money to help pay bills, buy medicines or save their homes.

    In most cases, the consumer said he or she applied for a loan online and was contacted by phone or email by a person representing the phony loan companies.

  • March 16, 2014: Our readers write

    No one welcomes a new tax

    According to a March 13 article in The News-Enterprise, the Kentucky House of Representatives may be considering a law to change the state constitution. This “local sales tax” law could allow communities to add an additional tax of 1 percent to many of your purchases.

  • School closures are just one step

    ISSUE: Fort Knox school closures

    OUR VIEW: Could signal bigger changes

    In the world of public education, closing or consolidating schools usually is a contentious, emotional process.

    In Defense Department schools, that rarely is the case. Students and families are more likely change schools because they are relocated to another duty station than to deal with the closing of a school.

  • March 14, 2014: Our readers write

    Concerned about strays
    Thank you for the article Feb. 23 about the Stray Animal Facility at Fort Knox. Unfortunately, I have been informed by a reliable source that some of the information contained in the Feb. 27 article on the facility was a spin on the truth by the Army media, out of Missouri. Their facts probably were sugarcoated by someone at Fort Knox.  
    According to my source, the Army’s own regulations are still not being followed.

  • Bill tries to give Rand a hand

    ISSUE: Senate Bill 205 clarifies election law
    OUR VIEW: Beware of this unnecessary legislation

    When it comes to politics, basic words can take on new meanings.

    For example, many are referring to Rand Paul as the frontrunner in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. After he again won a straw poll at the recent conservative caucus event in Washington, Paul described the frontrunner designation as meaning “unlucky.”

  • Big day for strays

    ISSUE: Fort Knox Stray Animal Shelter
    OUR VIEW:
    Directive ends on a happy note

    Chance. It’s certainly a fitting name for the pitbull terrier that was the last animal rescued during a recent and very chaotic Friday at the Fort Knox Stray Animal Shelter. As his name suggests, he has a chance at forever home after a Louisville-based animal rescue service saved him from what could otherwise have been his demise.

  • March 12, 2014: Our readers write

    Voters should
    take a close look

    I would strongly encourage all Hardin County taxpayers to take a very close look at everyone who decides to run for positions on the Hardin County School Board in the next election.
    Board members Kay Sharon, John Emary and Michael Kinney voted to raise our property taxes last year at the maximum amount allowed by current law and they just keep right on spending. Charlie Wise and Suzanne Broadwater voted against raising taxes.

  • Don't be distracted by gamefowl talk

    ISSUE: 18th District House race

    OUR VIEW: Don't get distracted by cockfight question