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Editorials

  • Trolley takes Radcliff in direction of improvement

    ISSUE: Mayor’s transportation plan
    OUR VIEW: Could be a value and fun

    Mayor J.J. Duvall continues to guide Radcliff toward a more active and attractive community image.
    Here’s a few of the noteworthy changes:

  • Highlights in play, life

    Of the 16 high school baseball teams that managed to push through district and regional tournament play and reach the coveted state tournament in Lexington this week, two are from our area.

  • Lunch at school still a good deal

    ISSUE: School lunch prices
    OUR VIEW: Still the best value meal around

    Most students will pay more for a school lunch when classes resume in August as districts move to meet new federal pricing requirements.

    In Hardin County Schools, the price is up a dime to $2.20 for most lunches and it will cost $2.45 for some meals served at the high schools.

  • SpringHaven awaits funding for expansion

    TOPIC: SpringHaven expansion
    OUR VIEW: A safe haven from cycle of abuse

     SpringHaven Inc. is making plans for an expansion by adding bedrooms, bathrooms and an overall facility upgrade.

    The cost will be steep — about $500,000.

    The domestic violence shelter is expected to add eight more bedrooms, four new bathrooms and a more user-friendly dining hall as part of 4,600 square feet of new space.

  • Founders' Day short days away

    ISSUE: New July 4 event approaches
    OUR VIEW: Expect nothing but success

    Every year, the Fourth of July is celebrated with flags and fireworks, songs and celebrations, pride and patriotism.

    This year Elizabethtown plans an official, city-sponsored event to mark the nation’s independence and the community’s establishment.

  • Plan for efficiency and a future of growth

    ISSUE: New county government building
    OUR VIEW:
    Only one chance to get it right

    Included in its budget for next fiscal year, Hardin Fiscal Court approved a recommendation from Judge-Executive Harry Berry to invest $500,000 in plans for a new county government building.

    Much of the public conversation has been directed at the plight (or perhaps the word is flight) of Elizabethtown’s downtown. It seems the focus instead should be directed toward what that half-million should accomplish.

  • The kids are all right

    TOPIC: Learning experiences for youngsters
    OUR VIEW: They arrive in various ways

    The kindness of children often can leave you speechless, but we will try on this one anyway.

    A group of young softball players in the South Hardin Sports Little League are rallying around one of their own as Laekin Risinger undergoes treatment for leukemia.

    Team members and parents of the Thunder have found various ways to help raise money for the family and to show support for their teammate.

  • Minimum-security area of jail fortified

    ISSUE: Detention Center fortifies perimeter
    OUR VIEW: Beefing-up barriers to escape was needed 

     Following the jail breaks of four inmates on two separate occasions in the past six months, additional measures have been implemented to beef up security at the Hardin County Detention Center.

  • Schools prepare for financially bleak year ... again

    ISSUE: School funding gets tighter
    OUR VIEW: Educational and economic issue needs new solutions

    Hardin County and Elizabethtown Independent school districts recently adopted draft budgets, showing drops in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky money, the main source of revenue for Kentucky’s school districts. These SEEK funds will drop this year from $3,903 to $3,833 per student.

  • Habitat expansion creates hope

    TOPIC: Habitat for Humanity expansion
    OUR VIEW: Good news for Radcliff, LaRue County

    The fine work of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity has been evident for years in Elizabethtown and many parts of the county.