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Editorials

  • New trash contract was solid decision

    TOPIC: Hardin County's new trash collection deal
    OUR VIEW: Change rarely brings a smooth transition

    We are less than a month away from unincorporated areas of Hardin County getting a new trash collection service provider with Red River Waste Solutions taking over for Waste Transport Services of Elizabethtown.

  • Local coaches deserve raises

    ISSUE: Salary stipends of high school coaches
    OUR VIEW:
    Many deserve more pay

    The hours run into each other over the course of a year as one part of a sports season blends into another: working out, conditioning, scouting, playing the season and then preparing for yet another year as the cycle restarts itself.

  • History plus tavern equals larger crowd

    ISSUE: Record attendance for walking tour
    OUR VIEW: New gathering enhances experience

    The Historic Downtown Walking Tour has been offering glimpses into Elizabethtown’s past on Thursday nights each summer for 27 years.

  • New HCS facility means new future

    ISSUE: Early College and Career Center
    OUR VIEW: Great opportunity for community

    Every school year begins with a new sense of anticipation and hope for success. But this month, Hardin County Schools opened a one-of-a-kind venue that brightens the future for hundreds of students — not to mention the entire community.

  • A few lemons go a long way

    KUDOS: Praising positives in the community

    ARTISAN MARKET WORKS ON MANY LEVELS. Radcliff’s recent Artisan Market provided an array of local and area businesses an opportunity to showcase and market their handmade goods to patrons.

  • Remember this sacrifice

    ISSUE: The death of firefighter Jonathan French
    OUR VIEW: Find a way to express your appreciation

    A call in the middle of the night seldom means good news.

    For first responders, emergency calls are common at all hours. Our bad news is their service opportunity.

  • A new employer and new neighbor

    ISSUE: Selling the municipal water system
    OUR VIEW:
    Decision benefits both entities

    Welcome, Quest Industries.

  • Students, teachers: Embrace challenge of school year

    TOPIC: Beginning a new school year
    OUR VIEW: Potential to excel is within each student

    The sight of youngsters hauling backpacks to bus stops in the early morning hours, school buses on the roadways and tests and quizzes take full flight today as Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools begin a new year.

  • Acknowledging talented students

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

  • Water deal ensures precious supply

    ISSUE: Selling Elizabethtown's public water system
    OUR VIEW: Decision should benefit both entities

    Water is vital to our lives and not just for drinking, cooking and bathing.