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Editorials

  • Let's hear it for our teams

    TOPIC: Area teams excel
    OUR VIEW: Success has become a habit

    Every sports season, it seems we have something special to celebrate and nothing has changed this fall.

    Area school extracurricular teams have excelled in regular season and state play.

    SOCCER. The Lady Panther soccer team managed to withstand a coaching change this season and go where no area girls’ high school soccer team has gone — the state semifinals.

  • Readiness begins at home

    ISSUE: When an emergency occurs
    OUR VIEW: Be sure your family is ready

    The train derailment in southwest Jefferson County reminds us just how vulnerable our communities can be. Coming as it did while news reports relayed the natural disaster delivered by Hurricane Sandy, it’s a shocking two-pronged reminder.

  • Editorial: Today's to-do list
  • Unprecedented nothingness

    ISSUE: Productivity of the 112th Congress
    OUR VIEW: Performance wouldn’t fair well in working world

    Members of the 112th Congress likely would not fare well in the real world of working class Americans.

  • Japanese School a success; Indian School next?

    TOPIC: Japanese School at ECTC
    OUR VIEW: Happy Birthday!

    The Japanese School at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College celebrated its 25th birthday last month by hosting a Cool Japan Festival.

    The open house served as a bridge between American culture with Japanese customs.

  • SpringHaven leadership requires unique person

    ISSUE: SpringHaven's new executive director
    OUR VIEW: Job demands a diverse skill set

    After the abrupt departure of its previous director, SpringHaven’s board of directors wisely moved methodically through the selection process. It must be rewarding to have found its new executive director already on staff.

  • Spooky, but safe

    ISSUE: Tonight's candy collection craze 
    OUR VIEW: Keep it safe, neighborly this Halloween

    Turn on your lights to welcome trick-or-treaters. If you’re not passing out candy, let children know by keeping your porch dark and front door closed.

    Remove all obstacles, especially candle-lit jack-o’-lanterns, from walkways and stairwells children will use.

  • Three cheers related to the military

    Retired Maj. Gen. John R. Tindall Jr. has ended his tour of duty as chairman of USA Cares, the locally founded nonprofit organization dedicated to helping today’s soldiers and their families with basic needs such as food, shelter and utilities.

  • Search-and-rescue a valuable, needed unit

    TOPIC: County search-and-rescue squad
    OUR VIEW: Volunteers step forward

    Rineyville Fire Department Chief Shane Crutcher isn’t saying formation of a search-and-rescue squad in Hardin County will always lead to cheerful reunions.

    But it certainly will help.

  • Looking at stances of E'town candidates

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown City Council election 
    OUR VIEW: Seeking a well-balanced, effective group