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Editorials

  • 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.

  • Don't rewrite our recent past

    ISSUE: Kentucky's investment in Fort Knox
    OUR VIEW: Decision was correct and still important

    After a few years of changes with the U.S. Army and Fort Knox, it may be difficult for some to remember the delight that the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure announcement brought to the region.

  • Area athletes shine on biggest stages

    TOPIC: Spring sports success
    OUR VIEW: Area showcased on state stage

    The North Hardin High School track and field teams once again showed their dominance on the sport’s biggest prep stage in Kentucky.

    And this year, they were joined by the boys’ squad from Fort Knox Knox High School.

    The North Hardin and Fort Knox boys won state titles and North Hardin’s Lady Trojans finished as the state runner-up, despite a phenomenal performance from junior standout Kianna Gray.

  • Good news for kids comes in many forms

    KUDO: Praising positives in our community

    Nothing in life is quite as important — or as personally rewarding — as improving a child’s future.

    Carolyn and Harold Tucker are big givers as foster parents. The Tuckers recently were named the Salt River Trail’s Service Region’s Foster Family of the Year for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services.

  • The future of Woodland

    ISSUE: Proposal to close road behind hospital
    OUR VIEW: Council faced with critical decision

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is positioned to expand and improve its emergency room with plans to nearly double the overworked facility’s capacity.

    The Kentucky General Assembly authorized $2.17 million to improve Cardinal Drive from the new U.S. 31W Bypass exit to North Dixie Avenue adjacent to the hospital property.