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Editorials

  • Be smart while celebrating

    ISSUE: Fourth of July safety information
    OUR VIEW: Be responsible with fireworks

    The Fourth of July marks the birthday of our great nation and it also represents one of the most dangerous holidays on the calendar.

    The danger isn’t just the number of families that will be traveling to celebrations and this year enjoying a three-day weekend, nor is it limited to the massive amounts of barbecue food that we will consume over the weekend. The danger can come in the form of mishandled fireworks.

  • Best wishes to the Thompsons

    ISSUE: Sharon Thompson retires from Red Cross
    OUR VIEW:
    Thank to both Sharon and Bobby

    Many images come to mind when thinking of the American Red Cross.

  • Kudos: Rescues and heroes

    For many people, our first heroes excel in athletics. Kianna Gray, a junior at North Hardin High School, has the makings of a sports star that others will admire and hope to emulate.

    Gray concluded her sophomore track season by winning three state titles at the Class 3-A KHSAA State Track & Field Championships. In June, she was named the Gatorade Kentucky Girls’ Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

  • Plenty of summer educational opportunities in area

    TOPIC: Summer educational opportunities
    OUR VIEW: Learning never takes a break

    School has been out of session for only a few weeks, but the opportunity to learn and keep a mind sharp is available for the taking.

    A handful of learning camps for various ages provide youngsters to broaden their knowledge. The opportunity to learn never takes a summer break.

  • Festivals and fun abound locally

    ISSUE: Summer is festival season in Hardin County
    OUR VIEW:
    Get out and enjoy the community

    Ahhh, it’s summer in Hardin County and time to celebrate.

    What makes life in Hardin County so much fun is the numerous festivals and events every year. The smell of barbecue, hot dogs, waffle cones and other delectables is common during the summer months throughout the local communities.

    Summer Blast in Radcliff and BBQ, Blues & Bikes got a jump on the season and set a high standard.

  • Marking success by anniversaries

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Through a day-long schedule of special activities today at its Radcliff and Louisville campuses, McKendree University celebrates for decades of helping adult and nontraditional students in Kentucky further their education.

    Founded in Lebanon, Illinois, in 1828, then McKendree College had very humble beginnings in Hardin County.

    After starting up classes in Louisville in the late 1973, local classes began to be offered through the U.S. Army’s Elizabethtown recruiting station.

  • United Way's united effort

    ISSUE: United Way of Central Kentucky
    OUR VIEW: Focused approach will have an impact

    The regional challenge is sobering. Consider the statistics. Across the five-county area served by United Way of Central Kentucky, one in six individuals lives in poverty. For children, the ratio is even more problematic with one in four at or below the poverty level.

    According to United Way, that ratio equates to some 13,000 children who struggle with getting their basic needs met.

  • Another economic option

    ISSUE: North Hardin Economic Development Authority
    OUR VIEW: Looking at another option to explore

    It’s been recommended the North Hardin Economic Development Authority be dissolved. The recommendation came from the North Hardin Economic Development Authority and has been accepted by Radcliff city government.

    Funded by county and city government, the decision will save taxpayers a combined $50,000.

  • Morrison leaves a lasting legacy

    TOPIC: Bobby Morrison's life of service
    OUR VIEW: He invested by giving, helping others

    At the heart of Robert “Bobby” Morrison was a passion to serve and help others.

    That’s why his recent death is felt in many aspects of life in LaRue County. At 88 years of age, Morrison lived a full life and his devotion toward friends and strangers alike is what many will remember the most.

  • On their personal pursuit of perfection

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    AGAINST THE ODDS. Perfect school attendance is a goal some students set for themselves at the outset of a new school year. But not all achieve this worthwhile and ambitious objective. Illness, accident or other challenges that cannot be overcome often stand in the way.

    These obstacles were no match, however, for two recent local high school graduates. With uncommon persistence and determination, they found ways to beat the odds and never missed a day of class. Not one day, ever.