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Editorials

  • Event manages to overcome conditions

    ISSUE: Cruisin’ the Heartland
    OUR VIEW: A successful transition

    Greeted by gray skies full of clouds that delivered some off-and-on showers, Saturday did not offer conditions typically conducive for pulling a classic car out of the garage. While this year’s version of Cruisin’ the Heartland did not enjoy the perfect weather of 2012, spirits of the participants were not dampened.

  • Guthrie challenges Duke deactivation

    ISSUE: Political motivations questioned
    OUR VIEW: Downsizing should be justified

  • Be aware of special summer health issues

    ISSUE: Heat safety
    OUR VIEW: Heat illness is 100 percent preventable

    After a pleasant, fall-like Wednesday, it’s possible to forget that this is mid-July and August is coming. After last week’s steaming conditions, Mother Nature has delivered some welcomed relief locally.

    But don’t be fooled. Summer in the Ohio Valley will bring more vicious humidity and sweltering conditions.

  • Possible changes for hazardous duty pay

    Recent news reports said the Pentagon is considering cutting hazardous duty pay for military personnel deployed to some 18 locations and five waterways.

    That’s the good news and the bad news.

    Members of the armed forces receive $7.50 a day — up to $225 a month — when they are deployed to duty in specific places considered more dangerous than others. Hostile fire pay is something entirely different and troops cannot draw both benefits in the same month.

  • Providing facilities also provides hope

    ISSUE: Two buildings improving futures
    OUR VIEW: Exciting tools for training

    Dreams and development of opportunities were celebrated on consecutive days.

    One long-desired goal is complete. A community college annex now exists in Grayson County.

    Another goal began a fast-track construction schedule with a ceremonial ground breaking last week. Hardin County Schools started work on its Early College and Career Center in Elizabethtown.

  • E'town Sports Park enjoyed a busy first year

    TOPIC: Elizabethtown Sports Park
    OUR VIEW: Banner first year
    It may have seemed like a corny line in the baseball movie "Field of Dreams" when Ray Kinsella heard the voice in the Iowa corn field offer that "If you build it, he will come.''

  • Soup kitchen a blessing

    TOPIC: The Lord's Supper aoup kitchen
    OUR VIEW: Hamiltons' work comes from the heart

    “It will be a very sad thing to live this whole life out, get to your death, turn around and look back and say you have never done anything for anybody.’’ “Do Unto Others” Luke 6:31

    Terriance and Joyce Hamilton have a deep-rooted passion to help people in need. What a refreshing character trait that is.

  • Delabar is our All-Star

    TOPIC: Steve Delabar
    OUR VIEW: A long and winding career

    It must seem like a lifetime ago when Steve Delabar was helping lead the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 14-year-old All-Stars into the Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament in Vincennes, Ind.

  • Vine Grove makes wise compromise at market

    ISSUE: Business license requirements at farmers markets
    OUR VIEW:
    Change should serve to increase vendors and patrons

    Vine Grove City Council made a good decision when it voted to change requirements placed on vendors selling produce and other goods at the Vine Grove Farmers Market.

  • Summer filled with fun

    ISSUE: Achievement, entertainment

    OUR VIEW: County doesn’t lack for options

    It’s been a fun-filled summer for kids of all ages in Hardin County. From awards to celebrations, this week’s kudos list gives us plenty to cheer about.