• School closures are just one step

    ISSUE: Fort Knox school closures

    OUR VIEW: Could signal bigger changes

    In the world of public education, closing or consolidating schools usually is a contentious, emotional process.

    In Defense Department schools, that rarely is the case. Students and families are more likely change schools because they are relocated to another duty station than to deal with the closing of a school.

  • Jack Conway put himself above job

    ISSUE: Appeal of same-sex marriage ruling

    OUR VIEW: Attorney general effectively ignores role

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced last week that he won’t pursue an appeal nor request any further stay in response to a decision by a federal judge that Kentucky must recognize lawful same-sex marriages from other states.

    With tearful emotion, Conway called attention to his wife and family saying in this matter he had to make a decision that he and his daughters could be proud of.

  • Property owners impacted by policy

    ISSUE: Knox Hills broadens customer base
    OUR VIEW: Post housing availability triggers ripple

  • Legislature stuck on school days

    ISSUE: Debate over conflicting legislation
    OUR VIEW: Not clear if any relief will be offered

  • Disparity in fees should not be

    ISSUE: Local cities report on alcohol revenues
    All should have access to regulatory fees

    Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Tom Reynolds recently reported the City of Elizabethtown collected more than $955,000 in regulatory fees in 2013. That figure grew from more than $800,000 in license and regulatory fees collected on the sale of alcohol in the city last year. That’s a sizeable increase in revenues.

  • Bill tries to give Rand a hand

    ISSUE: Senate Bill 205 clarifies election law
    OUR VIEW: Beware of this unnecessary legislation

    When it comes to politics, basic words can take on new meanings.

    For example, many are referring to Rand Paul as the frontrunner in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. After he again won a straw poll at the recent conservative caucus event in Washington, Paul described the frontrunner designation as meaning “unlucky.”

  • Big day for strays

    ISSUE: Fort Knox Stray Animal Shelter
    Directive ends on a happy note

    Chance. It’s certainly a fitting name for the pitbull terrier that was the last animal rescued during a recent and very chaotic Friday at the Fort Knox Stray Animal Shelter. As his name suggests, he has a chance at forever home after a Louisville-based animal rescue service saved him from what could otherwise have been his demise.

  • Don't be distracted by gamefowl talk

    ISSUE: 18th District House race

    OUR VIEW: Don't get distracted by cockfight question

  • In a variety of ways, people are helped

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Dix-E-Town Lanes in Elizabethtown was filled over the weekend with bowlers throwing strikes, spares and gutter balls for a cause: To benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Bowl for Kids Sake program.

    While the annual undertaking is a major fund-raiser, it also is used to help recruit needed volunteers into the organization. Currently, there are 100 children on a waiting list for adult mentors in Hardin County.

  • Neighborhood transformation

    ISSUE: Community garden in Haycraft area
    OUR VIEW: This latest step illustrates extent of progress

    One of Elizabethtown’s oldest neighborhoods slowly but surely has undergone a revival.

    It’s taken a lot of goodwill, elbow grease, municipal commitment and most likely prayer. But the Haycraft neighborhood — just south of downtown near the railroad tracks — has experienced a rebirth of pride over a period of about six years.