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Editorials

  • Be alert on the road

    ISSUE: Patriot Parkway and motorist safety
    OUR VIEW: Keep alert to rules of the road

    It has been less than two months since Patriot Parkway opened, creating a new four-lane link between Elizabethtown and Radcliff.

  • Business plan for music on Square

    ISSUE: Proposal to buy downtown building
    OUR VIEW: Idea and business plan sound good

    In the 1950s and ’60s, J.J. Newberry five-and-dime stores defined rural retailing. The company dominated downtown Elizabethtown and consumed one corner of Public Square.

  • Intercede to save Meijer project

    ISSUE: Meijer's interest in Elizabethtown
    OUR VIEW: City needs to resolve

    The establishment of a new Meijer store on Ring Road in Elizabethtown would have a significant impact for all of Hardin County.

  • Another summer, another fun fair

    ISSUE: Hardin County Fair & Horse Show
    OUR VIEW: Attendance expresses love for event

    Another successful Hardin County Fair is in the books.

    How can you tell it was a success? There are 24,547 reasons why, which is just shy of the 2013 attendance record.

  • Law is intended to protect teens

    ISSUE: Motion filed to dismiss sex charges
    OUR VIEW: Legislature needs to revisit wording

    When listing positions of authority, would you include police officers?

    Of course. Most anyone would.

  • Addressing HMH financials

    ISSUE: Back-to-back losses at HMH
    OUR VIEW: Other options should be considered

    Not too long ago, the controversy surrounding revenue generated by Hardin Memorial Hospital focused upon how much of a “dividend” Hardin Fiscal Court might take and how it would be applied to other county needs.

  • Faith in the face of dual tragedies

    ISSUE: Taylor family’s recent tragedies

    OUR VIEW: Community mourns alongside them

    David and Tonya Taylor are enduring what can only be described as the unimaginable.

    In a span of just 12 days, this local couple has laid to rest their two young and vibrant children, both killed in tragic accidents.

  • Ending the feeding may curtail geese visits

    TOPIC: Geese on the loose
    OUR VIEW: No feed zone is the way to go

    Looks like we have ourselves another dilemma at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown with our feathered friends from the north dotting the landscape on a daily basis.

  • 40 years on the trail

    ISSUE: Extending the network of walking trails
    OUR VIEW: Tourism dollars help Greenspace dream

    Long before Ring Road existed and when the U.S. 31W Bypass was no more than a line on a highway engineer’s sketch, some well-meaning Hardin County residents proposed encircling Elizabethtown with a series of walking trails.

  • State moving in right direction

    ISSUE: College degrees on the rise in Kentucky
    OUR VIEW: Good news for state’s future prosperity

    A preliminary report released by Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education estimates college degrees and advanced education credentials earned at public and private colleges and universities are on the rise.