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Editorials

  • Find lessons in crisis

    ISSUE: School safety scare
    OUR VIEW: Learning in wake of false report

    The Elizabethtown Independent Schools community was tested last week. Just after 9 a.m. May 1, someone called 911 and reported a person at T.K. Stone Middle School was carrying a gun.

  • Prescriptions for success

    ISSUE: Connecting government agencies with the public

    OUR VIEW: Benefits all

    The national Office of Drug Control Policy is making a local impact. Grants totaling $300,000 are to be distributed over three years to agencies in seven regions of Kentucky to combat substance abuse in those ages 12 to 25.

    Locally, that means Communicare is administering money to be used by local law enforcement agencies to keep unused prescription drugs out of the wrong hands and out of water supplies.

  • Harsh cuts met with optimistic outlooks

    ISSUE: Reacting to military’s drawdown plans
    OUR VIEW: Fort Knox is positioned to benefit

    Fort Knox’s commanding general recently conducted a listening session and the facts he provided held the attention of community, civic and business leaders.

  • U.S. 31W median plan needs second look

    ISSUE: Dividing Dixie with barriers and U-turn cuts
    OUR VIEW: Mayor Duvall offers a valid alternative

    You can’t fight City Hall.

    You’ve heard that adage. It means the folks who make the rules are difficult to challenge when it comes to the rules.

    Consider this: Can City Hall fight the Transportation Cabinet?

  • Basketball fame won't save him in this court

    ISSUE: Richie Farmer indicted on multiple felony counts
    OUR VIEW: Allegations tarnish a hardwood legend

  • Derby weekend is about safety

    ISSUE: Derby time is here
    OUR VIEW:
    You can’t be too careful

    The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby will provide another shining moment in our state’s history. It is so much more than just a horse race. It truly is Kentucky’s opportunity to showcase all it represents.

  • EIS, let the building continue

    ISSUE: EIS hires next superintendent
    OUR VIEW: Smooth transition expected

    Elizabethtown Independent Schools Board of Education adopted a strategic plan about two years ago. Within that plan, the district identified an overall four-piece objective: interventions, college and career readiness, family and business partnerships and a quality teacher in every classroom.

  • Take action for those with special needs

    ISSUE: Raising money and awareness
    OUR VIEW: Thanks to all

    If you’ve caught a J.T. Alton Middle School volleyball game, you might have seen the players’ socks decorated with a puzzle-piece pattern, a symbol for autism awareness. You also may have come across a Facebook page called “Dylan’s Journey: Your journey is just as important! Support AUTISM!,” meant to connect families with autistic children.

  • Staying alert to military changes

    ISSUE: Army in a state of flux
    OUR VIEW: Community must be vigilant

     

  • See it in your hometown

    ISSUE: Hardin County entertainment
    OUR VIEW:
    Much to do around here