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Today's Opinions

  • In a variety of ways, people are helped

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Dix-E-Town Lanes in Elizabethtown was filled over the weekend with bowlers throwing strikes, spares and gutter balls for a cause: To benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Bowl for Kids Sake program.

    While the annual undertaking is a major fund-raiser, it also is used to help recruit needed volunteers into the organization. Currently, there are 100 children on a waiting list for adult mentors in Hardin County.

  • Right-to-work laws actually can benefit labor unions

    Labor-union workers wearing ugly green T-shirts verbally accosted me at the end of last week’s news conference in the Capitol Annex promoting a right-to-work policy for Kentucky – something employees in 24 other states enjoy.

  • Trucking advocate offers views on heavier loads

    Recently, an article was presented here from a concerned group discussing why Senate Bill 44 should not become law. Senate Bill 44 would allow trucks hauling poultry, livestock and agricultural products to travel on all state and local roads up to 8,000 additional pounds. The topic of heavier trucks is a discussion worth having and one that is taking place on the national level as well as the state level. 

  • March 9, 2014: Our readers write

    Quarry rezoning ‘rocks’ all residents

    “Residents to appeal quarry decision” was the title to an article appearing on the front page of The News-Enterprise on Thursday, March 6. Yes, we the residents of Mill Creek, Ravenswood and Stonecreek and neighbors along Bewley Hollow Road are appealing this decision made by “our” Hardin County Planning and Development Commission, but this should be appealed by all homeowners in Hardin County.

    If this committee can do this to our community, it can do it to all.

  • Jack Conway put himself above job

    ISSUE: Appeal of same-sex marriage ruling

    OUR VIEW: Attorney general effectively ignores role

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced last week that he won’t pursue an appeal nor request any further stay in response to a decision by a federal judge that Kentucky must recognize lawful same-sex marriages from other states.

    With tearful emotion, Conway called attention to his wife and family saying in this matter he had to make a decision that he and his daughters could be proud of.

  • Neighborhood transformation

    ISSUE: Community garden in Haycraft area
    OUR VIEW: This latest step illustrates extent of progress

    One of Elizabethtown’s oldest neighborhoods slowly but surely has undergone a revival.

    It’s taken a lot of goodwill, elbow grease, municipal commitment and most likely prayer. But the Haycraft neighborhood — just south of downtown near the railroad tracks — has experienced a rebirth of pride over a period of about six years.

  • March 7, 2014: Our readers write

    Asking GOP to see possibilities
    Just to remind Republicans in Hardin County, many Tea Party candidates have won their races. When Rand Paul ran for Senate, most typical Republicans thought only Trey Grayson could defeat the Democrat in the general election but lo and behold Paul defeated Grayson and then won the Senate race in the general, too.
    And what did Trey Grayson do? He hightailed it to that liberal bastion Harvard before his term as Kentucky Secretary of State had ended.

  • March 6, 2014: Our readers write

    Snake handling is not for today

    There are several things that disturb me about the article “Snake handlers death” in Friday’s paper. It disturbs me that so many lives are wasted because of not understanding God’s word. It disturbs me that snake handling is illegal in Kentucky and law enforcement simply “look the other way.”