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Editorials

  • 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.

  • Teamwork at the heart of dig

    TOPIC: Digging for remains
    OUR VIEW: Cohesive process a model of teamwork

    There were police officers and detectives. City workers on backhoes and coroners waiting for the slightest hint of human remains. There were two local archaeologist, often several feet deep in dirt, roaming through the turned up ground.

  • Just a Kentucky boy

    ISSUE: Commonwealth's overachieving Olympian
    OUR VIEW: Dallas Robinson gains fame at Games

    Kentuckians should be very proud of our representative in the 2014 Winter Olympics. It would be difficult to select anyone more deserving than Dallas Robinson.

    A former sprinter at Eastern Kentucky University, a professional rugby player, one-time member of the Hardin County Wolverines football team, former Berea College track coach and current Georgetown track coach, he made quite an impression in Sochi this year.

  • Big wins by many

    KUDOS: Praising positives in community

    If you are going to read this editorial, be warned that it is all good news; we're going to brag on some local students in the Hardin County Schools system.

    STRIKING IT BIG IN BOWLING. In the three years that bowling has been a sanctioned high school sport in Kentucky, the area has seen moderate success.

  • Community benefactors

    ISSUE: Creation of Alexis de Tocqueville Society
    OUR VIEW:
    Philanthropy will be impacted by membershi

  • Simple dispute; difficult to resolve

    ISSUE: Pending zone change ruling for quarry
    OUR VIEW: Commissioners must render decision

    A rock quarry has operated in the hollows along Battle Training Road since 1949. Over the years, it has adapted to untold changes in equipment, engineering and excavation tactics and mounting state regulations. The quarry’s current owners, Vulcan Lands, recently came upon another hurdle as it considered expansion.

  • Mayor's leadership turns the tide

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's new pool plans

    OUR VIEW: City is taking right step

    Defining moments rarely are expected.

    After the untimely death of Tim Walker, City Councilwoman Edna Berger volunteered to step into the void and serve the remainder of his term. After much behind-closed-doors discussion and apparent soul-searching on the part of other prospective candidates, the council selected her for the job.

    That alone was a defining moment.

  • When is a hotel, not just a hotel?

    ISSUE: A new hotel development in Radcliff
    OUR VIEW: Project seen as economic fuel

  • Making a difference

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Raising money to build a modern animal shelter for Hardin County was an extraordinary gift.

    The volunteers who made up the PAWS Shelter Foundation poured hour upon hour into that effort and its benefits will be realized for generations to come.

    Now out of that organization, a group aimed at continued involvement on behalf of abandoned pets and stray animals has been born. Four members of the PAWS team have formed Friends of the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

  • Ready or not, say goodbye

    ISSUE: Deactivation of Duke Brigade accelerated
    OUR VIEW: 3/1’s departure is coming quickly

    There really isn’t any good time to receive or deal with bad news. Like the ostrich that buries its head in the sand, human nature too often creates a desire in us to put off the consequences for later. Perhaps the situation might change, we think. Maybe the problem will go away. It rarely does, though.