Today's News

  • April 21 editorial: A small step for TACK

    THE ISSUE: Public transit grant

    OUR VIEW: Don't stop there

    The announcement last week that $1 million from the federal economic stimulus pool of money in Washington is going to find its way to Hardin County to help improve the local transit system set things here all atwitter.

  • April 17 editorial: County needs new PVA

    THE ISSUE: Hardin County PVA

    OUR VIEW: Time to fill the job

    Most of us in Hardin County appreciate all Gov. Steve Beshear and his administration are doing to bring a new, high-tech battery plant to our community, also to pave the way for the imminent change in missions at Fort Knox and the jobs that will follow both developments, while at the same time he is battling to reverse declining state revenues.

  • By Gov. Steve Beshear

    Guest columnist

    During Gov. Paul Patton’s second term, the Commonwealth of Kentucky lost an economic development battle for a Hyundai plant in Glendale. As you know, Alabama landed the company and the jobs; Hardin County was left with 1,551 empty acres of business-friendly real estate.

  • April 29, 2009, editorial: Between panic and a pandemic

    As the number of swine influenza cases increases so does the anxiety of the population.

    No cases have been diagnosed here in Kentucky, but neighboring states of Indiana and Ohio each have at least one confirmed case of the illness that has killed at least 150 in Mexico and is reportedly showing up across the globe.

    While there is good reason to have a healthy fear of this illness it also is important to keep perspective. Focus should be directed toward taking preventive measures against the virus rather than panicking over information we are hearing and seeing.

  • April 16, 2009: Our readers write

    Factory will forever change Glendale

    As much as there is to celebrate for this opportunity to bring jobs to Hardin County, I, a resident whose home borders this construction site, am not thrilled at all. The battery factory will destroy the quaint, quiet peacefulness of Glendale. I believe this will forever change Glendale, and those from near and far will have no reason to visit.

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  • April 24: Our readers write

    It’s not all unicorns and sunshine

  • Rockin' the State

    State Theater Grand Reopening events Friday, May 8 — Invitation-only evening cocktail reception Saturday, May 9 — 6:30 p.m. hors d'oeuvres, cash bar; 8 p.m. Headstones concert, tickets, $45.

  • Observe motorcycle safety

    By Paul Cibolski

    Guest Columnist

    Spring has arrived, after a long and cold winter, and with the presence of warm and pleasant weather comes motorcycle season.

    The motorcycle population in the state of Kentucky has increased by 307 percent in the past 10 years.

    In the past year alone new registrations have increased by another 9,564.

    In 1998 prior to the helmet modification law there were 36,000 registered bikes. Today there are 110,868 bikes.

  • April 20, 2009: Our readers write

    Celebrate those who care for the land

    Earth day is April 22 and we’ll likely be told by environmental critics we’re making bad decisions about a number of our daily lifestyle choices, including the food we eat.

    I grew up following my dad to the pasture to check on our cattle. Being good stewards of our land and water resources meant the difference between making a living raising cattle or selling. As my dad constantly reminded me, “If we take care of the land, it will take care of us.”