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Editorials

  • Shelter gift and local ambassador

    Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter had reason to rejoice last week.

    The local nonprofit organization received a $5,000 contribution from Pets Are Worth Saving, or PAWS, to help pay for the upcoming Spay Hardin County Program. The program aims to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the county.

  • Who will pay for free college?

    ISSUE: President's community college proposal
    OUR VIEW: Careful thought must be given

    “I have no more campaigns to run, I know because I won both of them” was without doubt the most memorable statement in the State of the Union address presented by President Barack Obama on Tuesday night.

  • Looking back on hiring process

    ISSUE: Selection of economic director position

    OUR VIEW: Candidate also was acting as consultant

    As expected, Mayor Mike Weaver hit the ground running after being sworn in as Radcliff’s new top elected official.

  • Taking a stand

    ISSUE: Vote on right-to-work ordinance
    OUR VIEW: Courage to stand on principles

    Taking a stand in the face of opposition can be difficult. It requires personal fortitude, strength of conviction and even a degree of bravery.

  • Measuring success by pennies, pins

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    A little change can go a long way.

    Just ask those who will benefit from the recently completed Salvation Army Red Kettle program.

  • Take action for public health

    ISSUE: Statewide smoke-free legislation
    OUR VIEW:
    It’s a matter of public health

    There should be no question about the health risks associated with tobacco smoke.

  • Increasing the level of protection

    ISSUE: Child restraint security
    OUR VIEW: Do more than law requires

    In his final State of the Commonwealth address, Gov. Steve Beshear outlined many accomplishments of his tenure in office and a few objectives for this year's legislative session.

  • Dealing with a deadly drug

    ISSUE: Legislature considers anti-heroin bill
    OUR VIEW:
    Strong messages must be sent now

    Across the country, heroin usage has increased 75 percent over the last five years. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of users grew to 335,000.

  • Putting faith in the wind

    ISSUE: Wind Energy Corp.'s pilot project
    OUR VIEW: Well wishes on idea born in E'town

    Hopefully, the winds of innovation are blowing in the direction of Jim Fugitte and his Wind Energy Corp.

  • Service, safety and success

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Clint Meshew served his country for years in the U.S. military, including in Vietnam. And he hasn’t stopped serving.

    Now in his 70s, the Eliza­bethtown resident has spent nearly 14 years aiding other veterans as they attempt to obtain benefits on the local, state and federal level.