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Editorials

  • Another summer, another fun fair

    ISSUE: Hardin County Fair & Horse Show
    OUR VIEW: Attendance expresses love for event

    Another successful Hardin County Fair is in the books.

    How can you tell it was a success? There are 24,547 reasons why, which is just shy of the 2013 attendance record.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.