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Editorials

  • Bright spots

    ISSUE: Accomplishments throughout county
    OUR VIEW:
    Kudos all around

    One of Hardin County’s most cherished Christmas traditions is on. Christmas in the Park at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown, open from 6 to 11 p.m. through Jan. 1, is a great opportunity for family time spent sharing holiday cheer.

    Driving through the park with the radio tuned to Christmas music, of course, the child in all of us is dazzled by more than million lights illuminating more than 100 displays.

  • State awaits ideas for tax reform

    ISSUE: Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform
    OUR VIEW: Time will tell if leadership is found

    If there’s a single issue on which lawmakers, business leaders and Kentucky taxpayers can agree, it’s the need for overhaul of the state’s tax code.

  • Getting tough on smurfing

    TOPIC: Smurfing in Kentucky
    OUR VIEW: Officials doing best in meth battle

    People who indulge in meth often also indulge in another activity: Finding creative ways around Kentucky’s restrictions on purchasing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient for manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Rendering unto Frankfort

    ISSUE: Kentucky tax amnesty
    OUR VIEW: It's a gift from the rest of us

    Those who are in arrears on Kentucky state taxes have just one more day to qualify for a “get out of jail free” card.

    In case you have not heard, the state is offering limited amnesty to those who qualify and file before the close of business Friday.

  • Fresh eyes and ears at Fort Knox

    ISSUE: Civilian aides visit Fort Knox
    OUR VIEW: Tour strengthens post connections

  • Providing wreaths becomes a tradition

    ISSUE: Remembering the fallen
    OUR VIEW: Time again to purchase a wreath

    When honoring veterans, Hardin County does it well.

  • Gift will benefit students for decades

    TOPIC: Charley Nell Llewellyn
    OUR VIEW: Generosity will benefit thousands

    Imagine if our world had more people like the late Charley Nell Llewellyn.

    For certain, it would be a much better place. In Hardin County, we are quite thankful we can call her our own.

    The former social worker for Hardin County Schools has left the Central Kentucky Community Foundation the largest philanthropic gift in the county’s history with $2.42 million from her estate that will go to students.

  • Put your money where your community is

    ISSUE: Frequent local businesses
    OUR VIEW: It just makes sense

    By the time you read this, you probably have had your fill of turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs and pumpkin pie. You obviously survived a food-induced coma from the Thanksgiving festivities and the annual Black Friday sales events.

  • Count blessings of volunteerism

    ISSUE: Thanksgiving Day
    OUR VIEW: Grateful for community volunteers

    Today represents the date on the calendar on which we collectively recount and reflect upon the blessings of life.

  • Survey is kind to chamber

    ISSUE: Chamber of Commerce membership survey
    OUR VIEW: Indicates satisfaction with unification