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Editorials

  • 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.

  • Holiday charities working together

    TOPIC: Merging Christmas services
    OUR VIEW: The winners are families in need

    You may not think about them this way, but service agencies that help those in need really are like a business.

  • Welcome and enjoy the festival

    ISSUE: BBQ, Blues & Bikes is staged Saturday
    OUR VIEW: Have fun and be safe

    Elizabethtown will play host to a variety of guests this weekend who arrive to celebrate Memorial Day in its many forms.

    Some will join the celebration at the Elizabethtown Nature Park where the replica Vietnam Memorial will join the region’s own treasure, the Hardin County Veterans Tribute. Others will enjoy the long weekend watching kids play ballgames, visiting local parks or celebrating with backyard cookouts.

  • What election may tell us

    ISSUE: Analyzing Tuesday's election results
    OUR VIEW: Message in vote about government center

    Elections serve as a viable barometer of public opinion.

    If that statement is true, it seems fair to conclude that relocating county government from its historic downtown residence to a new $13.1 million complex is not a source of universal outrage in Hardin County.

  • Water is clear; issue is cloudy

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s public pool to reopen
    OUR VIEW:
    It isn’t only thing that needs repair

    There is relief in sight for Elizabethtown-area residents looking to beat the heat this summer. The American Legion Park municipal pool will open to the public once again beginning June 7.

    For many local residents that is a very welcome announcement. At the same time, it can be considered slightly confusing. Because of maintenance issues, last season was supposed to be the pool’s last.

  • From D.C. trip to postal heroism

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    It’s probably not often someone from Hardin County gets to go to Washington, D.C., and have lunch at the White House.

    East Hardin Middle School technology education teacher Brooke Whitlow can say she did, dining with among others, Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

  • Nurses will have impact at school

    ISSUE: HCS to have nurse in each school building

    OUR VIEW: Program will have far-reaching impact

    How do you spell relief? N-U-R-S-E, that’s how.

    Beginning next fall, all schools in the Hardin County district will have a nurse. The district, Lincoln Trail District Health Department and Hardin County Board of Health are partnering to provide full-time nurses in 21 schools.

  • Five of the best are from here

    ISSUE: National Merit Scholarship finalists

    OUR VIEW: Local students among academic elite

    They represent the thin percentage of students whose drive, discipline and dedication combine to push them to achieve far more than their peers.

    While good grades are the pursuit of the majority within their classes, great is the mark they set and expect of themselves. And their hard work, tenacity and accomplishments are rewarded in very special ways. They are among the academic elite of their generation.