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Editorials

  • Hey, Class of 2014, do some great things

    TOPIC: High school graduation
    OUR VIEW: Embrace the challenge to make a difference

    Amid the parties, hugs, tears and final exams, there is a realization now for the hundreds of newly crowned high school graduates in Hardin and surrounding counties: Life now gets even more serious.

    There are big decisions to be made, life-altering decisions.

    Do you go to college or not? Where do you go to college? What major? What will you do with all this free time?

  • Dishonoring our devoted veterans

    ISSUE: Veterans Administration scandal
    OUR VIEW:
    Likely a sign of things to come

    According to an initial investigation by the Veterans Administration’s inspector general, VA clinics across the country held veterans on unnecessary waiting lists, delaying appointments for treatment services and allegedly leading to untimely deaths of 40 sick veterans.

    This is a shameful revelation.

  • Don't rewrite our recent past

    ISSUE: Kentucky's investment in Fort Knox
    OUR VIEW: Decision was correct and still important

    After a few years of changes with the U.S. Army and Fort Knox, it may be difficult for some to remember the delight that the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure announcement brought to the region.

  • Area athletes shine on biggest stages

    TOPIC: Spring sports success
    OUR VIEW: Area showcased on state stage

    The North Hardin High School track and field teams once again showed their dominance on the sport’s biggest prep stage in Kentucky.

    And this year, they were joined by the boys’ squad from Fort Knox Knox High School.

    The North Hardin and Fort Knox boys won state titles and North Hardin’s Lady Trojans finished as the state runner-up, despite a phenomenal performance from junior standout Kianna Gray.

  • Good news for kids comes in many forms

    KUDO: Praising positives in our community

    Nothing in life is quite as important — or as personally rewarding — as improving a child’s future.

    Carolyn and Harold Tucker are big givers as foster parents. The Tuckers recently were named the Salt River Trail’s Service Region’s Foster Family of the Year for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services.

  • The future of Woodland

    ISSUE: Proposal to close road behind hospital
    OUR VIEW: Council faced with critical decision

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is positioned to expand and improve its emergency room with plans to nearly double the overworked facility’s capacity.

    The Kentucky General Assembly authorized $2.17 million to improve Cardinal Drive from the new U.S. 31W Bypass exit to North Dixie Avenue adjacent to the hospital property.

  • Acts of gratitude

    ISSUE: Remembering Memorial Day
    OUR VIEW: Hardin County does it right

    Never let it be said that Hardin Countians don’t appreciate the service of our veterans.

    Recent activities shined a spotlight on our uniformed heroes, past and present.

    The ninth annual Hooray for Heroes festival in Radcliff was another successful event, providing a day of gratitude and fun for first responders, soldiers, veterans, retirees and their families.

  • Learning to value work

    ISSUE: HCS celebrates first work ethic certifications
    OUR VIEW: Program provides a valuable set of skills

    In the next couple of weeks, Kentucky high schools will graduate literally thousands of students, including several hundred from this region alone.

    As they enter the next phase of their lives through college, jobs or military service, 62 Hardin Countians will have a distinctive edge.

  • 21 percent decide election outcome

    ISSUE: Low voter turnout
    OUR VIEW: Apathy hurts the American process

    The May primary election produced another disappointing result in Hardin County.

    This unsatisfactory result wasn’t due to any successful candidate who will move forward to the upcoming November election. Nor was it with those candidates who didn’t gain a sufficient number of votes to move ahead. Whether victorious in their primary bid or not, each of these political hopefuls put effort into their desire to serve the public’s common good.

  • A sign of spirit and cooperation

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    There is much anticipation related to the mural project Kate Bateman is coordinating with the assistance of students from North Hardin High School and volunteers from the Radcliff community. Designed as a welcome to visitors and guests along North Wilson Road, it is being painted on a wall of the Asian Buffet in Radcliff.