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Opinion

  •  Radcliff shows its spirit

  •  Paying a fair share

    I have heard quite a bit lately from President Barack Obama and his supporting cast of shills attacking those who have been successful and claiming that they need to pay their fair share.”

  • Ted, white and blue
    I fully support Ted Nugent’s right to have made the comments he made to the National Rifleman’s Association and do not feel they in any way support the cancellation of his appearance at the Moral Welfare and Recreation concert in June. My view, as a retired U.S. Army veteran, a retired Army sergeant major, is one that the commander(s) who made the decision felt that because Nugent made these comments with foresight and malice toward their commander-in-chief that intent implied.

  • Re-electing Obama is in America’s best interest

  • The sky did not fall
    I saw comments about the “leadership” position taken by the mayor and city council in the paper Thursday concerning alcohol in city parks. It reminds me of the verse in the Bible that says if the blind lead the blind, they will both fall in the ditch. If you truly want to be leaders, you would stop futile attempts to legislate morality. I grew up in this town, and for years I wished alcohol would be legalized.

  • ISSUE: Alcohol at city-owned properties
    OUR VIEW: Elizabethtown's policy is proactive, balanced

    With increased interest in alcohol sales at city-owned property, the Elizabethtown City Council took up the issue, setting a new policy and taking a proactive approach to inevitable questions.

    The city approved limited alcohol availability at Pritchard Community Center and authorized the Historic State Theater and Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau boards to set policies for those facilities.

  • Here’s the thing about statistics. You can find one to support any point.
    It might be tempting to run with the numbers concerning driving under the influence arrests between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2 — the first holiday week after beer sales started in three Hardin County cities. We should tap the brakes on that idea.
    During that week, nine were arrested for DUI in Elizabethtown, five in Radcliff and one in Vine Grove. During the same period the prior year, seven were arrested for DUI in Elizabethtown, one in Radcliff and two in Vine Grove.

  • Governor without grit?
    Thanks to Marilyn Parker of Louisville for her letter to the editor titled “The Absentee Beshear” published in the Sept. 27 edition of The News-Enterprise. She firmly stated what I’m sure many thousands of Kentucky taxpayers are concerned about in regard to the governor and his very poor fiscal management of the state, his shifting of taxpayer money to balance the budget and his failure to address the state’s enormous debt caused by unfunded mandates promised to unions.

  • TERRIBLE TUESDAY

    911 was the call and the date,
    when so many lives met their fate.

    Who would have thought such a crime,
    could have happened here in our time?

    The world trade center hit by hijacked planes,
    and a part of the Pentagon zapped in vain.

    A downed plane headed by evil foes,
    averted targets by brave everyday heroes.

    Police and firefighters working around the clock,
    trying to rescue and help, dealing with shock.

  • Facebook reflections from readers on Hardin County Remembers 9/11.

    JESSICA MARCUM

  • Veterans are voters
    I’m a life member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Recently, about 15 veterans attended one of Gov. Steve Beshear’s town hall meetings at the Knicely Center in Bowling Green. We sat together in the second row at the event, right behind the governor’s staff, who took up the first row. We all wore American Legion hats, so our status as veterans was very obvious to all, including the governor.

  • Support honest elections
    I am concerned that the secretary of state be committed to honest elections. That is why I am supporting Bill Johnson. I know Bill will not allow leftwing groups such as ACORN to corrupt elections with forged voter registration cards or by bringing felons, illegal immigrants or the dead to the polls.
    Can the same be said of Alison Lundergan Grimes?

  • These are the names of those who called Kentucky home and died in service in the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. Area service members’ names appear in bold type. Each listing includes the following information, in order: rank, name, age, hometown, service branch, unit, unit home, date of death and place of death.

    Iraq

  • 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III
    A Fort Knox soldier on his first combat tour in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, died April 3, 2011, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his base with indirect fire.
    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert F. Welch III, 26, of Denton, Texas, was an ordnance officer assigned to Company B, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke.
    He was less than three years into his military career.

  • Coal is not Kentucky’s future
    It seems every level of state government is endorsing coal mining. Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell have spoken out against federal regulations imposed on the coal industry by the Environmental Protection Agency. Local leaders attended a FACES of Coal press conference Friday in Elizabethtown. Again the theme was that the EPA is endangering Kentucky’s future by requiring full compliance with federal law to obtain a permit to mine Appalachian coal. Here are the facts these coal advocates have avoided:

  • Meth puts Hardin County’s residents at risk
    Methamphetamine is an extremely dangerous drug, yet there are some people in Hardin County who choose to forego the associated risks in order to not only utilize, but manufacture it as well.  Because of meth’s highly addictive nature, a single use can lead to dependence, as well as a blighted future attempting to obtain and manufacture enough to sustain the insatiable desire for the original euphoric sensation.

  • Intimidation tactics
    Recently you ran an opinion by The Washington Post about climate change researchers being harassed. I don’t know the truth of the piece, but I do know climate change skeptics are subjected to intimidation and/or disciplinary proceedings because of their views
    A Daily Kos contributing editor suggested that Steve Milloy of www.junkscience.com, commit suicide or be euthanized for the crime of opposing global warming alarmism. The posting was removed.

  • Trump should have been corrected

    While recently watching NBC’s “The Today Show,” an interview between anchor Meredith Vieira and Donald Trump was aired as a top attraction of the morning show.

  • An organization called Americans for Tax Reform compiled its top 10 list of little-known impact of the national health reform that is referred to in some circles as Obamacare.

    1. Did you know that since Jan. 1, you cannot use your flex-account at work (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to purchase over-the-counter medicines?        

    2. Did you know that since July 1, Americans have been paying a 10 percent excise tax on all indoor tanning services?

  • No need for derogatory terms
    I have been a very loyal News-Enterprise subscriber and reader now for almost 10 years.
    It was bad of you to say city government was “spending money like a bunch of drunken sailors,” as quoted on the front page of a recent paper (After debate, council approves expanded role of Heritage director, March 8.) It is derogatory and very outdated. When people make ignorant statements like that, do you have to publish it?