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Editorials

  • Fort Knox survives latest round of cuts

    ISSUE: Installation ends up with a net gain in jobs
    OUR VIEW: Good news on post is good for the area

    The announcement that Fort Knox was not only avoiding downsizing but adding 67 positions was a victory.

  • Don't Miss your chance to help

    Students and teachers don’t want to think about it, but the last weeks of summer break have arrived. Classes resume next month.

    In preparation for that inevitable day, several community partners have again launched Don’t Miss the Bus, a school-supply donation drive.

  • Worried about more violence

    ISSUE: Homicide statistics in Kentucky’s Heartland
    OUR VIEW: Fluctuation does not constitute a trend

  • It's so great, why call it the Fair?

    TOPIC: Hardin County Fair & Horse Show
    OUR VIEW: If you want it, the fair probably has it

    Even if you didn’t see signs posted throughout Hardin County, you probably knew it was the week of the Hardin County Community Fair & Horse Show by the amount of rain this week.

  • Local officials confront change

    ISSUE: Dealing with Supreme Court decision
    OUR VIEW:
    Thanks for open, honest explanations

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges has set on course a surety of ongoing collision of the rights and liberties interpreted within the First, 10th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Making this audit count for something

    ISSUE: Auditor researching use of sexual-assault kits
    OUR VIEW: The process needs to be addressed

    The wheels of justice turn slowly. Sometimes that is absolutely necessary to ensure that the rights of the accused are respected and protected.

  • Recognizing some special 10-year-olds

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Elizabethtown Blue win Cal Ripken West Kentucky State Title.The 10-year old All-Stars of the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission brought home a state championship title recently, paving their way once again into the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament.

  • Listed among Kentucky’s best

    QUALITY COMMUNITIES. The folks at Niche, a national website that generates ranking lists, have our home county and local municipalities among Kentucky’s best places to live.

    Within the website’s suburb ranking for the state, Vine Grove placed 13th among 39 suburbs while Radcliff took the 18th position. Fort Thomas in Campbell County ranked No. 1.

  • Acknowledging achievements

    FORT KNOX PRAISED. Quality environment. Outstanding facilities. Superior services.

    Fort Knox’s continuing investment in soldiers and their families has earned the post national recognition.

  • Dealing with court's ruling

    ISSUE: U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage
    OUR VIEW: Legal change doesn’t change societal rift

    In a nation with sharply defined political and social opinions, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision opening the door to full recognition of same-sex marriage also potentially opens the door for more social, emotional and personal conflict.