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Editorials

  • 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.

  • Diamond dandies at Central Hardin

    TOPIC: On the diamond, CHHS teams excel
    OUR VIEW: State berths nothing new to Bruin Nation

    The Central Hardin High School baseball and softball teams find themselves on familiar turf this week in state tournament play.

    Both have been dominating forces around the 17th District and 5th Region over the last several years.

  • The bell tolls for all of us

    ISSUE: Death of Officer Jason Scott Ellis
    OUR VIEW: There's evil out there

    If what investigators have hypothesized about the death of Bardstown Police Officer Jason Scott Ellis is true, there’s only one way to describe the still-unknown killer: diabolical.

  • Numbers add up to positive news

    ISSUE: Numbers indicate local advancement
    OUR VIEW: Time to build on successes

  • New festival is new success

    ISSUE: BBQ, Blues & Bikes debuts

    OUR VIEW: Exceeded expectations

    Though skies were blue and warm sunshine spilled onto the sidewalks and pavement, thunder permeated downtown Elizabethtown last Saturday.

  • Preparation saves lives

    ISSUE: Tornado season readiness
    OUR VIEW:
    You can never be too prepared

    The storms that ravaged the Midwest are a stark reminder of what happened in southern Indiana last year and periodically have ripped apart buildings and shattered lives here in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties.

    The lives lost in Oklahoma remind us of how quickly things can change. The best we can do is be prepared for the worse.

  • Wait and see about U.S. 31W

    ISSUE: Delay of U.S. 31W median plan
    OUR VIEW: Cabinet secretary made best choice

    Taking a wait-and-see attitude often is portrayed as a passive approach. But aggressive efforts were required to initiate a change in median development project along Hardin County’s busiest commercial sections of U.S. 31W.