• Collaboration settles dispute

    ISSUE: Resolving HMH’s Woodland Drive request
    OUR VIEW: City, county, HMH reach workable idea

    After deliberation that spanned nearly nine months, an agreement has been reached that will alter traffic flow around Hardin Memorial Hospital and provide for the expansion of the hospital’s emergency department.

  • A leader who loved his state

    TOPIC: The life and legacy of Wendell Ford
    OUR VIEW: One of Kentucky's true leaders

    Wendell Ford was laid to rest Tuesday in his hometown of Owensboro in front of a flood of dignitaries, family, friends and neighbors.

  • Feeling better at the hospital

    ISSUE: Hardin Memorial Health's financial report
    OUR VIEW: Trustees' patience was well placed

    Hardin County’s community-owned hospital made nearly $6 million in the final six months of 2014.

  • Shelter gift and local ambassador

    Friends of Hardin County Animal Shelter had reason to rejoice last week.

    The local nonprofit organization received a $5,000 contribution from Pets Are Worth Saving, or PAWS, to help pay for the upcoming Spay Hardin County Program. The program aims to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the county.

  • Looking back on hiring process

    ISSUE: Selection of economic director position

    OUR VIEW: Candidate also was acting as consultant

    As expected, Mayor Mike Weaver hit the ground running after being sworn in as Radcliff’s new top elected official.

  • Who will pay for free college?

    ISSUE: President's community college proposal
    OUR VIEW: Careful thought must be given

    “I have no more campaigns to run, I know because I won both of them” was without doubt the most memorable statement in the State of the Union address presented by President Barack Obama on Tuesday night.

  • Primed for progress

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s downtown revitalization
    OUR VIEW: Many deserve thanks for momentum

    Elizabethtown is primed for downtown revitalization. And well it should be, if we believe the results of yet another positive feasibility study.

  • Taking a stand

    ISSUE: Vote on right-to-work ordinance
    OUR VIEW: Courage to stand on principles

    Taking a stand in the face of opposition can be difficult. It requires personal fortitude, strength of conviction and even a degree of bravery.

  • Measuring success by pennies, pins

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    A little change can go a long way.

    Just ask those who will benefit from the recently completed Salvation Army Red Kettle program.

  • Take action for public health

    ISSUE: Statewide smoke-free legislation
    It’s a matter of public health

    There should be no question about the health risks associated with tobacco smoke.