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Editorials

  • 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

  • Relentless efforts deserve recognition

    TOPIC: Kudos all around
    OUR VIEW: Plenty to give thanks for every day

    Over the last three years, Gene Gudenkauf was a tireless worker for anything and everything about the military.

    Whether it was attending award ceremonies to ensure soldiers and Department of the Army civilians were recognized properly, or actively participating in troop deployments and redeployments, Gudenkauf was there as president of the Fort Knox Chapter of AUSA.

  • Making way for growth

    ISSUE: Multiple road projects
    OUR VIEW: Evidence Hardin County is worthy of investment

    As Kentucky wrestles with a sluggish economy, there is a bright spot in state spending in Hardin County. It’s bright orange and there’s plenty of it.

    Kentucky is operating on a tight budget and most state programs and services have had to adjust to budget cuts. Usually, that means local activity pulls back, too. But Hardin County road construction seems unaffected. Tens of millions of dollars in projects are moving forward.

  • College football pays CEO wages to coaches

    TOPIC: Joker Phillips' contract
    OUR VIEW: Difference in money for education, sports

    Tuition costs are rising at colleges and universities across the country. So are the fees for room and board, books and student fees. The affordability of higher learning is an ongoing struggle for many.

    And then we have college athletics, which over the years has unquestionably become a big business and the face of many schools.

  • Rep. Jimmie Lee honored again

    ISSUE: Working together to make good law
    OUR VIEW: Unanimity in Frankfort is rare

     

    After 20 years in the state legislature, Rep. Jimmie Lee is well known in his hometown and the halls of power in Frankfort.

    While he’s seldom reluctant to answer a question or speak his mind, Lee also is not the type of legislator who grabs for a microphone or craves the spotlight. But sometimes praise cannot be denied.

  • Dissecting test scores

    ISSUE: Unbridled Learning test scores
    OUR VIEW: Progress is worth the spotlight

    The first scores from Kentucky’s new school assessment system released this month gave educators a good look at where students stand.

  • Positive perspectives

    TOPIC: Good news all around
    OUR VIEW: From shredding to recognitions, good things happening

    Until you have been victimized by identity theft, you really don't know the lasting impact that it places on daily lives.

    An event organized last weekend by the Elizabethtown Police Department was one way of being proactive to keep identity thieves away from critical personal information.

    A-Plus Shredding set up mobile shredding equipment at Walmart along with Securitas Security Services USA.