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Editorials

  • Another economic option

    ISSUE: North Hardin Economic Development Authority
    OUR VIEW: Looking at another option to explore

    It’s been recommended the North Hardin Economic Development Authority be dissolved. The recommendation came from the North Hardin Economic Development Authority and has been accepted by Radcliff city government.

    Funded by county and city government, the decision will save taxpayers a combined $50,000.

  • Morrison leaves a lasting legacy

    TOPIC: Bobby Morrison's life of service
    OUR VIEW: He invested by giving, helping others

    At the heart of Robert “Bobby” Morrison was a passion to serve and help others.

    That’s why his recent death is felt in many aspects of life in LaRue County. At 88 years of age, Morrison lived a full life and his devotion toward friends and strangers alike is what many will remember the most.

  • On their personal pursuit of perfection

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    AGAINST THE ODDS. Perfect school attendance is a goal some students set for themselves at the outset of a new school year. But not all achieve this worthwhile and ambitious objective. Illness, accident or other challenges that cannot be overcome often stand in the way.

    These obstacles were no match, however, for two recent local high school graduates. With uncommon persistence and determination, they found ways to beat the odds and never missed a day of class. Not one day, ever.

  • Feeling safe here at home

    ISSUE: Kentucky’s 50 Safest Cities
    OUR VIEW:
    There’s no place like home

    The recognition likely comes as little surprise to residents who live in four neighboring cities within our region, but it is great recognition nonetheless.

    For these folks, the fact their hometown appears among the latest group of the top 50 safest places to live in the state underscores what they already know to be true. There really is no place like home.

  • Remembering ‘People’s Mayor’

    TOPIC: Tribute to Mayor Tim Walker
    OUR VIEW: His short time left big impact

    It doesn’t seem like 364 days have passed since we received the shocking news that Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Wal­ker died of a heart attack.

  • Rocket docket is flying high

    ISSUE: Reintroduction of rocket docket
    OUR VIEW: Thanks to prosecutors for making it work

    One year after it was reintroduced by local prosecutors, the rocket docket seems to again be accomplishing its goals.

    A program that speeds adjudications for defendants pleading guilty to non-violent, non-sex offense felonies, rocket docket saves time and money.

  • Something special in Glendale

    ISSUE: Grant money for Glendale
    OUR VIEW: Efforts begin with community pride

    If you haven’t been to Glen­dale in a while, you may want to take a Sunday drive in that direction. Things are looking up since the Glendale Merchants Association received a $71,000 grant from the Kentucky Trans­portation Cabinet’s Trans­portation Enhancement Program.

  • Attitude of service

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    The 12-hour Relay for Life events have become a major fundraising tool for the American Cancer Society in its efforts to focus continued energy, attention and dollars on research to battle various forms of this deadly disease.

    Most every Kentucky county stages an annual Relay with two here in Hardin County. The most recent event last month in Radcliff demonstrated why these gatherings are much more than revenue tools.

  • Hey, Class of 2014, do some great things

    TOPIC: High school graduation
    OUR VIEW: Embrace the challenge to make a difference

    Amid the parties, hugs, tears and final exams, there is a realization now for the hundreds of newly crowned high school graduates in Hardin and surrounding counties: Life now gets even more serious.

    There are big decisions to be made, life-altering decisions.

    Do you go to college or not? Where do you go to college? What major? What will you do with all this free time?

  • Dishonoring our devoted veterans

    ISSUE: Veterans Administration scandal
    OUR VIEW:
    Likely a sign of things to come

    According to an initial investigation by the Veterans Administration’s inspector general, VA clinics across the country held veterans on unnecessary waiting lists, delaying appointments for treatment services and allegedly leading to untimely deaths of 40 sick veterans.

    This is a shameful revelation.