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Editorials

  • A place for veterans to call home

    ISSUE: Proposed veterans nursing home
    OUR VIEW: The time is right

    One of the most difficult situations an individual or family ever faces is realizing a need for a nursing home and finding a suitable facility.

    Beyond medical care are issues of cleanliness, friendliness and amenities. A competent staff is required, but a compassionate staff is just as important in day-to-day care of patients and their families. 

  • Remembering a man of service

    ISSUE: Community champion dies
    OUR VIEW: Nelson Kelley leaves a worthy legacy

    Nelson Kelley was a mentor and a servant.

    A longtime educator, he spent much of his life helping children. As those who knew him well said he was not only teaching children, but working for them, helping them build better lives for themselves in and out of the school building.

    He was a servant to the community at large, too, having dedicated himself to the United Way of Central Kentucky and its cause.

  • Recognizing efforts to assist others

    ISSUE: Generosity deserves praise
    OUR VIEW: Noting contributions that lift the community

    Organizations and individuals dedicated to sharing the necessities of life thrive in this generous community.

    First among equals in terms of sharing is Warm Blessings soup kitchen.

    Still relatively new having been established in October 2007, Warm Blessings addresses basic needs, primarily food. It has grown to offering meals five evenings per week from a building at 609 E. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown.

  • Fort Knox duplicates 'green' in Afghanistan

    ISSUE: Fort Knox energy savings
    OUR VIEW: Impressive work by post public works

    Spend tax money more efficiently. Use less energy. Create a safer environment for soldiers. These three statements, while overwhelmingly agreeable, often are complicated tasks.

    Yet, one public works department is achieving all these things and attracting national attention for its efforts.

  • Don't read this while driving

    ISSUE: Traffic collision research
    OUR VIEW: Driving should be sole focus

    A detailed analysis of traffic-crash statistics in Hardin County was packed with sobering statistics.

    For example, Kentucky State Police in Post 4 responded to 864 collisions in 2011. That's more than two per day. Of those, 234 resulted in injuries including eight fatalities. Already, this year more than 400 wrecks have been reported by KSP with a third causing injuries.

  • Challenge issued for male mentors

    Most people would be grateful for an opportunity to make a positive impact on a person’s life. Helping others through difficult times enriches life and can be spiritually and emotionally beneficial.

    It would be difficult to find anything more rewarding than helping a child in need. That is exactly why you should consider volunteering with the local Big Brothers Big Sisters.

  • $1.08 million to serve dropout prevention

    TOPIC: Dropout prevention grant
    OUR VIEW: Will rewards equal investment?

    In its unending quest to keep children in school, Hardin County Schools now has a big check to help fight its cause.

    Keeping students in the classroom and keeping them from becoming a by-the-wayside statistic is indeed a noble cause. No question about it.

  • Special honors at local schools

    ISSUE: Kudos for local schools
    OUR VIEW: Always something to praise

     

  • Elizabethtown looks to India to boost economic development

    ISSUE: E’town recruiting business in India
    OUR VIEW: A smart step by mayor, business leaders

  • Where trash goes is a money matter

    ISSUE: Radcliff at odds with county’s solid waste plan 
    OUR VIEW: City’s position could put its county taxpayers at risk