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Editorials

  • The Dixie Diet works

    ISSUE: Realignment of Dixie Avenue
    OUR VIEW: Thinking outside the lanes pays off

    After years of consternation, fretting and sometimes silly attempts to improve traffic flow through downtown Elizabethtown, the Kentucky Department of Transportation took what seemed like a counter-intuitive step. U.S. 31W was put on a diet.

    As modes of transportation evolved and the area grew over the years, planners sought to accommodate the increased volume of automobile traffic on the street also known as Dixie Avenue.

  • Pats on the back and other praise

    ISSUE: Good news all around us

    OUR VIEW: Fine things going on

    When it comes to girls’ track and field this year, nobody did it better in Kentucky in Class 3-A than North Hardin High School sophomore Kianna Gray.

    At last month’s state meet in Louisville, Gray captured the 100-meter hurdles and the 100 and 200 dashes and finished third in the 400 dash.

  • Community loses a noble leader

    ISSUE: Remembering Mayor Tim Walker
    OUR VIEW:
    Walker’s contributions leave a lasting imprint

  • Old Time Fiddler’s Contest hits a high note

    TOPIC: Old Time Fiddler's Contest
    OUR VIEW: A sizzling debut

  • Make plans before nature lashes out

    ISSUE: Planned community storm shelters
    OUR VIEW:
    Not the whole answer

  • A historic gem in our backyard ... and it’s free

    ISSUE: Rededication of Patton Museum
    OUR VIEW: Facility refocused and still free

  • Helping out around the county and beyond

    ISSUE: Serving special causes
    OUR VIEW: No shortage of heroes

    Firefighters long ago became  champions of the WHAS Crusade for Children, which raises money for children with special needs throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    Although money is raised throughout the year, the firefighter at a road block, bucket in hand, is the image that signals the campaign’s peak each spring.

  • Adjusting to new realities and future opportunities

    ISSUE: Commission on Military Affairs and CORE
    OUR VIEW: Working together for positive growth

  • Giving for the greater good

    ISSUE: Record allocations by United Way of Central Kentucky
    OUR VIEW:
    Growth will empower agencies to change lives

    Just how far can a dollar be stretched these days? Pretty far if that dollar was contributed to United Way of Central Kentucky in its most recent fundraising campaign. And that’s good news for thousands of children, individuals and families who find themselves needing the services of funded organizations across UWCK’s five-county service area.

  • Flag guard remembers, educates

    ISSUE: Raising MIA/POW awareness
    OUR VIEW: Local group rallies support for veterans

    Lt. John Douglas Hale of Brandenburg is remembered as a sociable and patriotic man who wanted to serve his country.

    Fighting in Vietnam, he was on a helicopter on an armed reconnaissance mission March 8, 1971. The helicopter was shot down, exploding as it hit the ground. From the air, search teams could see no survivors. On the ground, because of the enemy position, it wasn’t possible to search the wreckage.