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Editorials

  • Black History Month worth celebrating

    ISSUE: Celebrating the stories of a people
    OUR VIEW: Black history enlightens us all

    Some people wonder why Black History Month is necessary. They ask if it is fair to separate one race for special observance. Black America’s history is, after all, American history, too.

    Critics say such observances focus too much attention on the most notable figures while glossing over the countless black Americans who have struggled, toiled and defended their lives and homes in relative obscurity.

  • Gary Canter shaped LaRue, area wrestling

    TOPIC: Coach's retirement
    OUR VIEW: A Hawk forever

  • Fair fun goes back half a century

    ISSUE: 50 years of the Hardin County Fair
    OUR VIEW:
    Thanks for a half century of summer fun

    Although the traditional gift and color typically associated with a 50 th anniversary celebration is gold, a more fitting color might be blue - as in county fair blue ribbon blue. At least it should this year be for the Hardin County Fair.

  • Giving takes many forms

    ISSUE: Gifts of service, effort and land
    OUR VIEW: Thanks for vital contributions

    When recognizing the service of an elected official, the evaluation must go beyond their attendance at public meetings where decisions are made.

    True public servants put in many more hours attending countless gatherings, talking with voters, researching issues and observing. Dianne Cooper, who recently closed out her tenure on the Elizabethtown School Board, seemingly was always on the job.

  • Giving students more

    ISSUE: Early college and career center
    OUR VIEW: Synergy brings students competitive opportunity

    The marketplace has no borders. Continuous innovations make products and services better and more efficient. Burgeoning competition in business means communities, workers and even trainees need an edge to succeed.

  • Going red for women

    ISSUE: National Wear Red Day
    OUR VIEW: Take action through attire

    Still in your bathrobe? Go put on something red.

    Already dressed in another color? Go back to your closet and change.

    Red. It’s a great color. It conjures excitement and an image of grace. It’s a power color that’s been known to boost self-confidence. It pops, drawing eyes. It signifies love and warmth.

  • Making the field more level

    ISSUE: Women in combat
    OUR VIEW: Keeping up with reality

    The Pentagon last week recognized that American society has changed and it is time for the military to follow suit by opening combat jobs for women.

    “They’re fighting and they’re dying together,” Leon Panetta said during a Jan. 24 news conference in which he announced women no longer would be barred from most military combat jobs. “The time has come for our policies to recognize that reality.”

  • 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.