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Editorials

  • 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.

  • Tourism is key part of economy locally

    ISSUE: Tourism grows 3.5 percent locally
    OUR VIEW: Celebrate news with a smile for guests

    Tourism spending jumped more than $6 million last year in Hardin County and much of the increase is credited to events conducted at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    Figures for 2013 released by the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet reveal a 3.5 percent increase in the local tourism industry. That growth builds upon a nearly 9 percent increase in 2012.

  • Actively fighting

    ISSUE: Relay for Life events
    OUR VIEW: Programs reflect community concern

    Perhaps no community event illustrates such a supreme sense of community concern as Relay for Life.

    Held annually across the country for three decades, local Relay for Life events do much more than raise money for cancer research.

    These 12-hour events also do so much to celebrate survivors. From the opening survivors' lap to upbeat atmosphere, it sends a message of hope draped in purple.

  • A night to cheer for all skills

    TOPIC: Select Preps 2014 celebration
    OUR VIEW: Many aspects of student-athletes

    When you think of a student-athlete, often what first comes to mind is performances on their respective fields of play and how many points they scored or how fast they ran or how many goals they may have scored.

  • Y or Y not?

    ISSUE: Site selected for YMCA in Hardin County

    OUR VIEW: Private project offers opportunities

    After five years of meetings, research and laborious study, a 16-member steering committee has moved forward on establishing a YMCA in Hardin County.

    At the close of a bus trip to two YMCA facilities in Louisville designed to help community leaders “catch the vision,” the group displayed its choice for a site.