• Legislature will consider LIFT

    ISSUE: Concept calls for locally voted sales tax
    OUR VIEW: Decision won’t be settled in Frankfort

    If you had $6 million to spend on public improvements, what would you do in Hardin County?

  • Deal closes books on First Federal

    ISSUE: Acquisition of First Federal Savings Bank
    OUR VIEW: Merger provides stability for investors

    While customers and shareholders of First Federal Savings Bank likely didn’t notice the difference, New Year’s Day ushered in change for the bank and its parent company, First Financial Services Corp.

  • UWCK summits search for ideas

    ISSUE: United Way’s January meetings

    OUR VIEW: Valuable contributions of ideas

    The United Way is synonymous with community fundraising. But it is about more.

    United Way of Central Kentucky’s focus is on solutions.

  • Taking action is best way to go

    KUDOS: Praising positives in the community

    When Vine Grove resident Jonathan Lynch saw a Honda Accord leave the roadway, cross through a field and land in a pond, he took action.

  • Right-to-work is right approach

    ISSUE: County's right-to-work ordinance
    OUR VIEW: Strong step forward for worker choice

  • Honor man who makes trolley go

    When Mayor J.J. Duvall awarded John Marshall with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award Dec. 16, it was a special presentation.

    John Marshall is 74 years old and he is the epitome of what it means to be a volunteer. He cares about his community and about the people that he serves.

  • Saying goodbye to proven leader

    ISSUE: Chris Wilborn's work with United Way
    OUR VIEW: Lasting impact made on region

    Among the traits of any effective leader is a desire to make lasting impact that can be measured and appreciated long after their time at the helm has ended.

  • Put cards on table for everyone to see

    ISSUE: Confidential reprimands by ethics board
    OUR VIEW: Get the findings out in the open

    As the year winds down, some unspoken concerns and unresolved issues come into focus. The operations and accountability of the Hardin County Board of Ethics falls into that category.

  • Her continual effort honors all veterans

    ISSUE: Wreaths Across America
    : Donna Betson deserves praise for work

    For as long as Donna Betson can remember, the military has been a big part of her life.

    It started with her late father serving, then her husband and son. In all, she can count about 60 years of military service in her immediate family.

  • Council vote is about 'why,' not Y

    ISSUE: Zoning change rejected for housing project
    OUR VIEW: It’s not about the YMCA

    The Elizabethtown City Coun­cil recently rejected a zoning change for property at the corner of Pear Orchard Road and Ring Road. Owned by Tim Aulbach, the land is prime real estate within the city limits.