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Editorials

  • Matters of motivation

    THE ISSUE: Getting healthier in 2013
    OUR VIEW: Resolutions made, now consider methods

    Across Hardin County and beyond, people are striving to achieve a better version of themselves. Four days into a new year, resolutions are charging ahead, most commonly on a mission to improve health.

  • A new year full of possibilities

    ISSUE: Moving forward in 2013
    OUR VIEW:
    Much work ahead for government

    Today, the first day of 2013 seems promising. The 12 months ahead might be just a measure of time, really, but today is somehow symbolic and motivating. Just as thousands of Hardin Countians seize that inspiration and make New Year’s resolutions, it’s a good time for leaders to consider goals for this brand new year.

    There’s a lot going on in our city, county, state and beyond; one would find no shortage of goals to adopt.

  • Vote is about business, not simply alcohol

    THE ISSUE: Expanded alcohol vote in Elizabethtown
    OUR VIEW:
    Another tool for economic development

  • Ten-digit numbers the right choice

    ISSUE: New area code
    OUR VIEW: Overlay zone right decision

    Long after New Year’s resolutions are just memories, Kentuckians in our region will have a new opportunity to exercise: Using their fingers for 10-digit dialing.

  • West Point school part of winning grant proposal

    THE ISSUE: Race to the Top grant
    OUR VIEW: Good news keeps coming for West Point school

    Many business leaders believe performance depends on two keys things, competence and commitment.

    Concerning commitment, almost always, a person dedicated to their work gets better results. And understanding their role in a business objective and seeing their work has meaning feeds that commitment.

  • 30 years addressing a critical daily need

    ISSUE: The battle to end hunger
    OUR VIEW: Feeding America can be proud

    Before Christmas trees are taken down and the season of giving becomes a memory, please consider a recent milestone celebrated by one of Hardin County’s most generous organizations.

  • Good news
  • In E'town, it's now tennis, everyone

    ISSUE: Freeman Lake Tennis Complex
    OUR VIEW: Beautiful facility in beautiful setting

    Many local tennis supporters expressed regret and disappointment when new courts were dropped from plans for the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    But that decision now is viewed as a blessing in disguise. With the opening of the Freeman Lake Tennis Complex, 10 new courts provide access to the game with year-round accessibility.

  • Rational input and reasonable reaction

    ISSUE: Connecticut school shootings
    OUR VIEW: A call for calm conversation

    With a horrified nation, our hearts are broken and tears have been shed for the 20 children and six teachers and administrators slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

    In the days since the sickening Dec. 14 shootings, the outcry continues for a national conversation on what must be done to curb such mass killings.

  • Building project takes first step

    ISSUE: County government's space needs
    OUR VIEW: Study is wise first step

    Hardin Fiscal Court’s first step toward developing a new county government center began where it should: At the beginning.

    Before venturing out in search of appropriate property or drawing up blueprints or artistic renderings, you first must decide what’s needed. In a massive undertaking of this nature, that’s not simple.