• Financial practices remain conservative

    ISSUE: County makes hall of fame donation
    OUR VIEW: Contribution is economic development effort

    Hardin County government has joined in the financial support of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, contributing $5,000 to the cause and considering the money an investment in economic development.

    After Hardin Fiscal Court approved the contribution, Mike Pollio, who is leading hall of fame fundraising efforts, said the support is appreciated because the county doesn’t regularly make such contributions.

  • Area students earn high marks

    ISSUE: Student successes are many

    OUR VIEW: Strong seasons on fields of play

    It rarely comes as a surprise anymore when we see the immense success of local students, whether it be on the field of play for sports or for our area high school bands.

    The last few weeks are just another indicator of that.

  • Have a safe Halloween

    ISSUE: Halloween safety
    Everyone’s responsibility

  • Bullying complaint primarily bull

    ISSUE: Texas ballgame bullying charge

    OUR VIEW: Diminishes impact of law

    Ninety-one to zero: The final score of a Texas high school football game became a matter of national debate after a parent upset with the outcome tossed out an accusation.

    The football coach of Aledo High School now must defend himself against allegations of bullying.

  • Great things happening

    ISSUE: Worthy projects and outstanding achievements
    A round of applause

  • Decision on Public Square

    ISSUE: Dealing with Newberry's building
    OUR VIEW: Answer the mayor's question

  • Paying for time off

    ISSUE: Back pay to cover furlough time
    OUR VIEW: Cost of Congressional inaction

  • Crime and punishment

    ISSUE: Terminated for confronting shoplifter
    Only one bad guy in this situation

    What appeared at face value to be cause for praising an employee’s actions has resulted in disdain from many in response to the action Lowe’s home improvement store took in terminating one of its own.

  • Domestic abuse comes in many ways

    ISSUE: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    OUR VIEW: Never be afraid to speak up

    Maybe it was being struck or talked so poorly to that you felt like your life was made to seem meaningless.

    Maybe it was just the way your every move was being controlled or monitored.

    There are many characteristics of an abusive relationship. And while October is observed each year as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the problem has no timeframe, the victims often no escape route.

  • All shook up and handshakes

    ISSUE: KHSAA directive on post-game handshakes

    OrUR VIEW: Shake on