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Editorials

  • Glad to welcome master's students

    ISSUE: Another masters program locally
    OUR VIEW: Education is on the rise

  • Colorful fun and local honors

    ISSUE: Good news around

    OUR VIEW: Colorful kudos

    The trees in and around Freeman Lake Park in October should be decorated with some bright and stunning colors.

    So will hundreds of runners and walkers who are expected to turn out for the high profile The Color Run. The national and international race billed as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet” is coming to Elizabethtown as part of its 2013 tour. The event begins at 9 a.m. Oct.12 in Freeman Lake Park.

  • The end is a great start

    ISSUE:2013 General Assembly
    OUR VIEW: A bit of fresh air

    “We sent a positive message that we did what our constituents wanted us to do,” Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo said as lawmakers closed this year’s session of the General Assembly in Frankfort.

  • Giving students a better chance

    ISSUE: Kentucky’s new graduation laws
    OUR VIEW:
    Dropout prevention and early graduation make sense

    This month Gov. Steve Beshear signed two bills that could usher in positive change for high school graduation in Kentucky.

    First, Senate Bill 97 allows school districts to increase the dropout age to 18. Currently, students are permitted to drop out of school at 16 with their parents’ permission.

  • Be aware of tornadoes

    ISSUE: Spring safety
    OUR VIEW: Remember tornado safety precaution

    Monday’s cold temperatures and wintery mix of rain and snow belied the fact the first day of spring has come and gone this year. However, those among us who yearn for sun-drenched summer afternoons must take heart. Balmy days are just around the bend.

  • Adding archery for students right on target

    TOPIC: Archery as a high school sport
    OUR VIEW: Adding sport is right on target

    It has been said more than once that variety is the spice of life.

    For area high school student-athletes, the addition this year of archery as a Kentucky High School Athletic Association sanctioned sport is a welcome offering for area schools, as well as schools around the state.

  • Laurels

    TOPIC: Bald heads, BBQ and bowling
    OUR VIEW: All worthy of our time

    You may have seen a lot more shaved heads than usual recently around Hardin County.

  • Year goes down smoothly

    ISSUE: Year one of expanded alcohol sales

    OUR VIEW: More revenue, fewer problems than anticipated

    A full year’s experience with expanded alcohol sales in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove has come and gone. By all measures the results have been more, while at the same time less than some expected and others warned of.

  • Medical facilities undergoing changes

    ISSUE: Fort Knox, HMH announcements
    OUR VIEW: State of flux means opportunities

    Two announcements this week provided some detail and insight into the future of the area’s most significant health care providers.

  • Back on the job

    ISSUE: Animal Control retiree rehired
    OUR VIEW: Decision makes sense on many levels

    When Gerald Foley retired last November after 29 years in government, including 25 years as the supervisor of Hardin County Animal Control, a celebration was held in his honor.

    The primary concern expressed that day: How could the county possibly find someone who matched Foley's talents, experience and demonstrated skills?

    Well, they did it.