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Editorials

  • Coach created John Hardin football as a powerhouse

    TOPIC: Mark Brown's retirement
    OUR VIEW: He has left a firm foundation

    It started on a Friday night on a football field in Bowling Green. That’s when the Mark Brown Era at John Hardin High School began.

    It was Aug. 24, 2001. It was not a pretty night.

  • Starting a new era dealing with real issue

    ISSUE: Habitat's new local director
    OUR VIEW: Has eye on the problem

    The local Habitat for Humanity chapter enters a new era.

    For the first time in its history, the local organization is financially healthy and active enough to justify and pay for a full-time executive director.

    Scott Turner enters the job with a clear appreciation for its importance.

  • Address evil, not legal guns

    ISSUE: New gun control proposals
    OUR VIEW:
    Don't punish the law-abiding

    During his news conference in the wake of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama pushed hard for Congress to quickly enact new and more restrictive gun-control measures. He also signed 23 executive orders positioned as actions to keep our nation’s children safe.

  • Stop the hate

    THE ISSUE: Equality, acceptance campaign
    OUR VIEW: Student ownership strengthens message

    No one likes a bully.

    It’s an old expression, but a campaign at Central Hardin High School is delivering it in a new ways.

  • The flu battle begins with you

    TOPIC: Influenze outbreak
    OUR VIEW: Not too late to start the fight

    It can come on with a rush or a whimper.

    And then soon enough, the flu bug has taken over your household. Flu season is upon us and its grip on our health not only can be nagging, but long lasting.

  • Roads matter in Hardin County

    ISSUE: Expanding the roadways
    OUR VIEW: It's a balancing act

    Hardin County’s recent history has plenty of bright spots and growth is evident throughout our communities.

    Elected officials hit the highlights at a recent Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

  • Measures of achievements

    ISSUE: Fair, family and music
    OUR VIEW: Worthy of praise

    Considering today’s temperatures, summer seems a long way off. But the Hardin County Community Fair has been stealing headlines lately.

    It recently was honored as Kentucky’s most aggressive fair from the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The award recognizes a significant increase over the previous year in entries and exhibits.

  • Waiting on details of hospital's plans

    ISSUE: Hardin Memorial Health's master facilities plan

    OUR VIEW: Once made public, HMH should seek feedback

    During a panel discussion at a recent Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Judge-Executive Harry Berry spoke in general terms about a multi-year master facilities improvement plan currently in development for Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • United Way collections do not exceed needs

    TOPIC: United Way fundraising
    OUR VIEW: Don't stop giving now

    No goal, no problem.

    For United Way of Central Kentucky, the decision not to set a fundraising benchmark seems, thus far, to be paying off handsomely. For only the third time in its fund-raising history, United Way has surpassed the $1 million mark.

  • HMH, Sports Park make deal good for both

    ISSUE: HMH supports the Sports Park
    OUR VIEW: A win-win agreement

    Hardin Memorial Health has taken an active role in sponsorship of the Elizabethtown Sports Park and in doing so it took another step toward protecting its territory while supporting the community.

    The new sponsorship agreement involves income for the facility plus provides medical services for events. Inevitably, the sponsorship will translate into direct business for HMH. All in all, it’s not a bad deal for the sports park or HMH.