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Editorials

  • From textbooks to tablets

    ISSUE: Digital textbooks
    OUR VIEW: Expanding student opportunities

    With a new initiative growing in Hardin County Schools, students and teachers soon might find it easier than ever to bring the most up-to-date information into the classroom.

    Tim Maggard, director of technology for Hardin County Schools, is leading an initiative to trade-in traditional textbooks in the district for electronic books.

  • A little slice of good news

    TOPIC: A little of this, a little of that
    OUR VIEW: Plenty of good things happening

    In less than a year, Elizabethtown’s prescription pill take-back program has been an overwhelming success with around 185,000 pills turned in through late August.

    The program was launched in March.

    Police Chief Tracy Schiller said all drugs collected were prescription or over-the-counter medications.

  • Restoring barracks preserves history

    ISSUE: Restoration of WWII-era barracks
    OUR VIEW:
    Preserving an important part of history

    It’s interesting how the pathways of our lives can circle back and sometimes crisscross places and events from our past. Such is the case right now for former Kentucky state representative and retired U.S. Army Col. Mike Weaver.

  • National honor for local school

    ISSUE: St. James School's blue ribbon
    OUR VIEW: Adding to growing excitement

    St. James School is generating a lot of excitement these days.

    Anticipation is growing as finishing touches are being applied to the new school building on Robinbrooke Boulevard. The students will enjoy a two-week fall break next month while the logistics of moving equipment, setting up classrooms and relocating generations of memories are accomplished.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion Complex meeting needs of soldiers

    TOPIC: Warrior Transition Battalion Complex
    OUR VIEW: Our soldiers deserve the best
     

    Sherry Brinegar will have a constant reminder in her duties at Fort Knox about the recently unveiled Warrior Transition Battalion Complex on post.

    Brinegar is a nurse case manager at the $46 million facility. The complex, which will temporarily house wounded soldiers as they rehabilitate and transition back to active duty or civilian life, is named after her late father.

  • Local drug problem officially high intensity

    ISSUE: Designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
    OUR VIEW: Added resources to battle against illicit drugs

  • A promise worth keeping

    TOPIC: UK's promise to state
    OUR VIEW: A promise that needs to be kept

    You know how hard it can be to make a promise to one or two people and actually keep it?

    Try being University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto.

  • Dedication that helps others

    ISSUE: The influence of Jim Collier
    OUR VIEW: Provided abundant opportunities

    James M. Collier Jr. arrived in Elizabethtown with his wife and three preschool-age children in 1955.

  • Everyone has a stake in foreclosure totals

    ISSUE: Foreclosures increase in 2012
    OUR VIEW: Buyers, lenders need workable solutions

    This year, foreclosures on Hardin County properties are expected to climb to as many as 400, up from 216 last year.

    That’s not necessarily an indication that mortgage defaults are up in 2012. Rather, holds on foreclosures and a moratorium in some instances because of lenders’ and mortgage servicers’ documentation problems kept the number of foreclosures artificially low in 2011.

  • Heartland adapts to changes

    ISSUE: 2012 edition of Heartland
    OUR VIEW: Delivering on promises

    Despite a compressed planning schedule that challenged organizers, the Heartland Festival in the Park succeeded in providing a fun weekend.

    Returning to its traditional late August weekend, the first city-run version of Elizabethtown's annual Heartland provided some new elements including mud volleyball and a compact vendor area that created a more intimate atmosphere at Freeman Lake Park.