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Editorials

  • One chance to get waterpark correct

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s plans for pool, spray park

    OUR VIEW: Give design plan careful consideration

    Because American Legion Park is home to the community-built playground known as Funtopia, some unofficially dubbed the proposed pool and spray park as Watertopia.

  • Business plan for music on Square

    ISSUE: Proposal to buy downtown building
    OUR VIEW: Idea and business plan sound good

    In the 1950s and ’60s, J.J. Newberry five-and-dime stores defined rural retailing. The company dominated downtown Elizabethtown and consumed one corner of Public Square.

  • Confidence in process is critical to elections

    ISSUE: Election process for soldiers overseas
    OUR VIEW: Important task in hands of Elizabethtown man

    Every American should be confident their vote is cast appropriately and is counted promptly. The men and women of the armed forces, who put their lives on the line for the country and its principles, deserve that right most of all.

  • Three local athletes who excel in college

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

  • Be alert on the road

    ISSUE: Patriot Parkway and motorist safety
    OUR VIEW: Keep alert to rules of the road

    It has been less than two months since Patriot Parkway opened, creating a new four-lane link between Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

  • Intercede to save Meijer project

    ISSUE: Meijer's interest in Elizabethtown
    OUR VIEW: City needs to resolve

    The establishment of a new Meijer store on Ring Road in Elizabethtown would have a significant impact for all of Hardin County.

  • Another summer, another fun fair

    ISSUE: Hardin County Fair & Horse Show
    OUR VIEW: Attendance expresses love for event

    Another successful Hardin County Fair is in the books.

    How can you tell it was a success? There are 24,547 reasons why, which is just shy of the 2013 attendance record.

  • Law is intended to protect teens

    ISSUE: Motion filed to dismiss sex charges
    OUR VIEW: Legislature needs to revisit wording

    When listing positions of authority, would you include police officers?

    Of course. Most anyone would.

  • Addressing HMH financials

    ISSUE: Back-to-back losses at HMH
    OUR VIEW: Other options should be considered

    Not too long ago, the controversy surrounding revenue generated by Hardin Memorial Hospital focused upon how much of a “dividend” Hardin Fiscal Court might take and how it would be applied to other county needs.

  • Faith in the face of dual tragedies

    ISSUE: Taylor family’s recent tragedies

    OUR VIEW: Community mourns alongside them

    David and Tonya Taylor are enduring what can only be described as the unimaginable.

    In a span of just 12 days, this local couple has laid to rest their two young and vibrant children, both killed in tragic accidents.