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Editorials

  • Working together, making a difference

    HEELS TOGETHER. A new program was established to provide local women and girls more opportunities for continuing education, business start-up, financial literacy and mentoring. This is an effort by women to support and improve opportunities for other deserving women in our community.

  • Parade policy does a reversal

    ISSUE: Short-lived rules for Heartland Parade
    OUR VIEW: Restrictions targeted politicans

    The Heartland Parade, the last vestige of a once-great regional festival, quickly averted a collision course with the First Amendment.

  • Patriot Parkway: Path to progress

    ISSUE: One year traveling Ky. 361
    OUR VIEW: New road is important investment

  • Hall of Fame secures its site

    ISSUE: Progress of Basketball Hall of Fame
    OUR VIEW: Organization makes major step forward

    When the Kentucky Associa­tion of Basketball Coaches mailed initial letters to communities about a proposed hall of fame, most went unanswered.

  • Panthers, Lady Bruins excel on the diamond

    TOPIC: EHS baseball, Central softball success
    OUR VIEW: Tradition-rich programs earn titles

    For high school seniors, graduations have finished and they’ve walked the line, taken their diplomas and are ready to begin a new chapter of their lives.

  • Students tackling real-world issues

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    There are dreamers and there are doers in this world.

    Rineyville Elementary School graduate Rasia Graves is both and now has $1,500 she can use toward her college dream of becoming a neurologist.

  • Perspective on dispatch costs

    ISSUE: Increase in police dispatching fee
    OUR VIEW: Consider rate from all perspectives

    A 225 percent rate increase for a vital service can be overwhelming. Nobody embraces that kind of news — even if the rate increase is divided over two years.

  • New canoe dock overcomes limits

    ISSUE: All-access dock at Freeman Lake Park
    OUR VIEW: A meaningful addition to community

    Having an opportunity to make a positive impact on a person’s life can be very gratifying. Helping others through difficult times can be enriching spiritually and emotionally.

  • The golden girl of local track

    TOPIC: North Hardin's champion Kianna Gray
    OUR VIEW: The best that's ever been on track

    When the final race of her spectacular high school career had ended, North Hardin High School senior Kianna Gray found herself where she has been so many times: Crossing the finish line ahead of the rest of her competition.

  • Note to graduates: Life will be tough

    TOPIC: High school graduations
    OUR VIEW: Find ways over life's many hurdles

    Every year, this newspaper writes an editorial either congratulating or challenging the hundreds of area high school graduates who have received or will receive their diplomas. Many times, it’s both.