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Editorials

  • 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.

  • Unique ceremony marks this holiday

    THE ISSUE: Veterans Day 2012

    OUR VIEW: Honor those who’ve stood in harm’s way

    “In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” – Mark Twain.

  • Local voters rally behind women

    ISSUE: Congratulating successful women
    OUR VIEW: Voters welcome female influence

    The 2012 elections are another landmark accomplishment for women in government.

  • Let's hear it for our teams

    TOPIC: Area teams excel
    OUR VIEW: Success has become a habit

    Every sports season, it seems we have something special to celebrate and nothing has changed this fall.

    Area school extracurricular teams have excelled in regular season and state play.

    SOCCER. The Lady Panther soccer team managed to withstand a coaching change this season and go where no area girls’ high school soccer team has gone — the state semifinals.

  • Readiness begins at home

    ISSUE: When an emergency occurs
    OUR VIEW: Be sure your family is ready

    The train derailment in southwest Jefferson County reminds us just how vulnerable our communities can be. Coming as it did while news reports relayed the natural disaster delivered by Hurricane Sandy, it’s a shocking two-pronged reminder.

  • Editorial: Today's to-do list