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Editorials

  • State hears childbirth alternative debate

    ISSUE: Birthing center in Elizabethtown
    OUR VIEW: It's a matter of choice

    Birth is a hospital business. It’s indisputable.

    Laboring and delivering in a hospital gown, in a hospital bed, just a gurney ride away from emergency care, is the norm. Almost 99 percent of babies born in America are born in a hospital.

  • Improvements at Millpond

    ISSUE: Attracting development
    OUR VIEW:
    Getting ready for business

  • Investing time with Radcliff First

    ISSUE: Luncheon meeting in Radcliff
    OUR VIEW: Good way to spend midday

    Whether you’re operating a business in Radcliff, interested in doing business in Radcliff or curious about the state of business in Radcliff, you should be at a midday meeting today at Colvin Community Center.

  • Praise for cooperation

    ISSUE: Three special acknowledgments
    OUR VIEW: Road name, dental care and Scouting

    The name might seem unfamiliar now, but motorists heading north or south through the most populated parts of Hardin County will someday know Patriot Parkway just as well as U.S. 31W.

  • No winners in plan to cut child care assistance

    ISSUE: Child care assistance cuts
    OUR VIEW: Plan hurts families, won’t help Kentucky

    Many struggling Hardin County families soon will lose a lifeline as the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services slashes its budget for child care assistance.

  • Basketball wins are only part of story

    ISSUE: Ron Bevars' coaching legacy
    OUR VIEW: Victories go beyond the court

    When North Hardin High School went looking for a new boys’ head basketball coach in 1974, Ron Bevars was not the first choice.

  • Identifying excellence

    ISSUE: 2013 ExCEL Award winners
    OUR VIEW: Three educators exemplify excellence

    A long-time educator with 24 years of teaching experience, an instructor who began her career as a part-time reading coach and a middle school music teacher inspired to teach by a former band instructor have been recognized as ExCEL Award winners.

  • Two-minute tribute honors farmers

    ISSUE: Memorable message
    OUR VIEW: Remember that values have roots

    Americans admire the farmer. You might even call it love.

    Fighting the elements to produce the world’s richest yield only to be paid pennies compared to the retail dollar value of his goods, the American farmer is part scientist, part conservationist, part businessman and all laborer.

    While the image is admired, it’s also often taken for granted.

  • Praiseworthy ideas, efforts

    ISSUE: People making a difference
    OUR VIEW: It begins with an idea

    When you see a need, act upon it.

    That’s the life lesson from Rachel Ritchie, 9, who thinks the playground equipment at Optimist Park in her hometown of Vine Grove should be accessible to all.

    Rachel recently carried her message to a meeting of Vine Grove City Council.

    “I have an idea to get playground equipment for the disabled kids in Vine Grove,” the third-grader said.

  • Glen Dale offers opportunity

    TOPIC: The former Glen Dale Children's Home
    OUR VIEW: Opportunity exists at the property

    It once was something quite special at 2125 Gilead Church Road.

    Youngsters saw their lives changed and saved by one-time strangers. Under roofs, young people were receiving much needed structure and guidance. They learned a work ethic and a love and respect for the person next to them, and in front of them.