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Editorials

  • 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.

  • An example for young and old

    TOPIC: Third-grader Rachel Ritchie's idea
    OUR VIEW: We need more kids and adults like her
     

    Rachel Ritchie may not be a household name around Hardin County. But maybe it should be.

  • Thanks to those helping others

    ISSUE: Seeing a need
    OUR VIEW: Hardin County responds

    When there’s an obvious need, Hardin Countians step forward.

    Take, for example, the community baby shower scheduled Wednesday at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • Until state officials act, be careful on Interstate 65

    ISSUE: Recent crashes

    OUR VIEW: Wrecks often involve commercial vehicles

    It is one of Kentucky’s most heavily traveled and dangerous highways. The high speed commerce, commuting and casual vehicle traffic that circulates north and south along Interstate 65’s corridor on a daily basis regularly collides, and too often with violent and deadly results.

    So far, March has been yet another month where tragic crashes have caused serious injury and fatality on the stretch running through this region.

  • Take action to protect a child

    Most of us have held an infant in our arms, marveling at the grip of tiny fingers, feeling impossibly soft skin and inhaling that signature baby lotion smell. Give the parent of a grown child just a second and they can feel their little child, snuggled in the crook of their arm, all over again.

    Now, imagine such a child, too small to have talked, walked or even crawled, being hurt by an adult.