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Editorials

  • 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.

  • Acknowledging excellence by individuals and groups

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    PALMER ON NATIONAL COMMITTEE. Radcliff City Councilman and The Sign of the Dove Church pastor Edward Palmer is on a national committee trying to make a difference in the lives of young people.

  • 40 years on the trail

    ISSUE: Extending the network of walking trails
    OUR VIEW: Tourism dollars help Greenspace dream

    Long before Ring Road existed and when the U.S. 31W Bypass was no more than a line on a highway engineer’s sketch, some well-meaning Hardin County residents proposed encircling Elizabethtown with a series of walking trails.

  • Ending the feeding may curtail geese visits

    TOPIC: Geese on the loose
    OUR VIEW: No feed zone is the way to go

    Looks like we have ourselves another dilemma at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown with our feathered friends from the north dotting the landscape on a daily basis.

  • State moving in right direction

    ISSUE: College degrees on the rise in Kentucky
    OUR VIEW: Good news for state’s future prosperity

    A preliminary report released by Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education estimates college degrees and advanced education credentials earned at public and private colleges and universities are on the rise.

  • Something special may just develop at Glen Dale site

    TOPIC: Glen Dale Children's Home property
    OUR VIEW: Auction success erases a sad tale

    For those who have never known what life was once like on New Gilead Church Road, amid the growing grass and weeds of today was nothing more than buildings with shattered windows and decaying structures.

  • Helping parents and preschoolers

    Of all the jobs that life may offer, perhaps the most important carries the fewest qualification.

    The basic requirements for parenthood are physical and genetic. The true job description, however, would require a broad wealth of talents, skills and abilities, not to mention emotional and physiological well-being.

    Parents often feel inadequate when faced with the responsibility of rearing other human beings. The process becomes especially complicated as the school years introduce these tiny people to the world for the first time.

  • $3 million is a lot of money

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s tourism revenue
    OUR VIEW: Elected officials should have more say

    You may remember the headline: Restaurant, hotel taxes exceed $3 million.

    Now that’s a lot of money. And while it’s all taxes pulled from folks staying the night in local hotels or buying prepared meals at any restaurant, deli or hamburger stand in Elizabethtown, that big pot of tax revenue has little oversight from elected officials.