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Opinion

  • Sometimes it helps to go out of town to appreciate what we have here.
    The latest reminder came to mind a couple weeks ago during a visit from my Alabama grandchildren. In an effort to capture the spirit of the season, we piled into the car for an adventure in Christmas light looking.
    Rather than a random trip through decorated neighborhoods, this journey would focus on Louisville’s Megacavern. Driving in a loop under the zoo, we would delight in symbols of the season glowing in creative light displays.

  • The issue: Impact of Christmas
    Our view: Enjoy each other

     

  • The issue: Kentucky budget pressure
    Our view: Chamber offers worthy ideas

  • The issue: Health Department restaurant ordinances
    Our view: Requirement provides assurance for patrons

    Two ordinances recently adopted by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department serve a dual local benefit.

    For restaurant owners, the ordinances provide extra motivation to ensure their eateries are up to par with food preparation, health and cleanliness requirements. For restaurant patrons, the ordinances serve as an added measure of assurance that their dining experiences are safe and pleasurable ones.

  • The holidays are a time to visit and enjoy the company of old friends.
    One close acquaintance comes to mind each Christmas season. He’s always ready for a good time and displays a constant, warm grin beneath smiling blue eyes and chubby cheeks.
    Our first meeting was uneventful, not much more than a passing glance. Who would have thought that weeks later, he would come to live in my house. I don’t remember all the circumstances because I was not quite 4. My parents shared the details as one of those oft-repeated family tales.

  • The holidays are a time to visit and enjoy the company of old friends.

    One close acquaintance comes to mind each Christmas season. He’s always ready for a good time and displays a constant, warm grin beneath smiling blue eyes and chubby cheeks.

    Our first meeting was uneventful, not much more than a passing glance. Who would have thought that weeks later, he would come to live in my house. I don’t remember all the circumstances because I was not quite 4. My parents shared the details as one of those oft-repeated family tales.

  • Call it the BRAC impact, the big inhale or whatever nickname you like. What it adds up to is J-O-B-S.
    Thanks to its unique relationship with Fort Knox, Hardin County stood to gain from Fort Knox’s new mission as the home of the Human Resources Command’s Center of Excellence. That message was proclaimed from every governmental mouthpiece for five years. And now the numbers support their claims
    Local officials for years have touted the economic impact of the Fort Knox realignment. Recent government data is backing them up — big time.

  • ISSUE: Radcliff City Council meetings 
    OUR VIEW: More public input will be positive

  • The issue: Restoration of Lincoln’s Boyhood Home

    Our vision: Investment in future historical tourism

  • The issue: Opening Otter Creek

    Our view: Good for the community

  • Chambers are prepared
    Chamber members: Please plan to vote for the merger of our local chambers. There are many good reasons to support the merger; you may already support the merger yourself so this letter is to encourage you to schedule the time and vote for the merger.

  • Hardin County’s Child Support Division continues to work effectively on behalf of children as it builds a statewide reputation for excellence.
    Among county offices handling 4,000 or more cases annually, the Hardin County staff was honored as a top performer. In addition, Assistant County Attorney Stephen Wheatley received an award as the top child support attorney in the state.

  • The Thanksgiving bird had not been served when the battle plan was being outlined. The generals for this Black Friday rush on retailers had their priority objectives detailed on paper. They scanned the newspaper’s holiday gift guide and slick inserts for bargain opportunities.
    The marching orders were detailed and the missions began before dawn. In fact, in modern holiday shopping battles, some pre-emptive strikes can be launched on Thanksgiving Day itself.

  • Shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, it will be over.

    The vocal, aggressive and sometimes nasty election season is coming to a close. The yard signs, advertising messages, polls, spending reports, promises and allegations all will cease to matter. The only opinions with lasting value will be tallied at the polling places around our community.

    Voters will crown winners on Tuesday. But in my mind, there will be no losers among the candidates.

  • The issue: Breast cancer awareness 

    Our view: Screenings save lives

    Fight Like a Girl, Save Second Base and even Real Men Wear Pink for All Women are T-shirt slogans to created bring light to the dark subject of breast cancer. October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness month to remind women of the importance of early detection through breast exams and screenings to save lives.

  • Regarding your story Sept. 5, 2010, about the baby found on Blackjack Road, I am the baby's mother. Details about the case are incorrect or missing in this article. My son is 25 months old. We had three locks on the door already.

  • Baby boomers and Gen Xers whose parents or grandparents have been ravaged by Alzheimer’s Disease would surely welcome a cure — a breakthrough that would restore the precious memories and personality traits loved ones have lost and enable them to perform simple, everyday functions such as smiling, speaking and recognizing a family member.

    A cure to one of America’s most feared and costly disease is the ultimate goal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

  • interested in time travel? After a six-hour drive to Asheville, N.C., the present faded from view during a weekend exploration of the Biltmore, the mansion creation of industrialist George W. Vanderbilt.

  • As the community offers its appreciation this week to Vietnam veterans through an assortment of ceremonies, The News-Enterprise has committed to an ongoing tribute to veterans, public servants and others deserving recognition.

    The newspaper will display a notification on the front page when the federal or state governments announce a formal period of mourning that require the American flag to be displayed at half staff.

  • When the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth in 1620, one of the first orders of business was to organize themselves “…into a civil body politick, for our better ordering and preservation … for the general good of the colony …” The Mayflower Compact was the first document of American democracy to establish “government of the people, by the people, for the