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Editorials

  • Blairs' efforts are inspiring

    TOPIC: Blair family and Kosair
    OUR VIEW: Family's efforts inspiring
     

    Many of us never will have to deal with the loss of a child, especially a child who had yet to turn 4.

    But Wes and Kelly Blair have.

  • That text can wait

    A group of North Hardin High School students recently got a better idea of how dangerous it is to text while driving when AT&T brought a simulator to the school. Students got into a car, put on simulation goggles and attempted to text. Wearing the goggles, the teens saw a virtual road with other drivers and pedestrians.

    While texting, the young drivers ran off the road, hit other cars and even killed pedestrians, all in a virtual situation. But the scary truth is the virtual damage and loss of life mirrors reality.

  • Be careful during sendoff to summer

    ISSUE: Labor Day Weekend
    OUR VIEW: The final weekend of the summer

    Traditionally seen as the last weekend of the summer, the Labor Day holiday means school is back in session, retail stores are starting to put out winter clothes and football season has started.

  • Hospital flips on its power-saving plan

    ISSUE: Hospital energy conservation plan
    OUR VIEW: Energy savings is an important goal  

    If as a homeowner you learned your household energy consumption and related costs were significantly higher than the average of your neighbors, you’d likely want to figure out why and rectify the inequity.

    Most conscientious homeowners would. So would most, if not all business owners. After all, a dollar saved is a dollar earned.

  • Involvement will help keep us safe

     

  • You can't build from the top down

    ISSUE: Hardin County United
    OUR VIEW: No foundation laid

    Hardin Fiscal Court recently slammed the door on the idea of a local unified government. Although the city government of Radcliff formally turned up its nose on the idea and Elizabethtown's council held similar opinions, Fiscal Court’s lopsided 7-2 vote really put the kabosh on the idea — for now at least.

  • Graduation rates on the rise

    TOPIC: Graduation rates
    OUR VIEW: Don't forget the kids left behind

    We are a society that gets hung up a lot on numbers.

    A .300 hitter in baseball, a 25 score on an ACT. A 20-point scorer in basketball, a 90-plus school graduation rate.

    The higher the number, usually the better.

    Recent news of graduation rates among Hardin County and area schools is encouraging news and numbers that bring pride to students, parents, educators and the community as a whole.

  • You can't run a race alone

    ISSUE: Candidates for local elected office
    OUR VIEW: Lack of interest is disappointing

    The passing of the Aug. 14 filing deadline for candidates seeking election to local political office should leave voters with a sense of disappointment.

  • Airport board coming with major request

    ISSUE: Commuter air service guarantee
    OUR VIEW: Local government should not pay

    Based on four reported visits by airline carriers, the bold predictions from February 2010 offered a promise of commuter air service flying out of Elizabethtown just around the bend.

    In October, the statement made before a joint meeting of Elizabethtown City Council and the airport board was even more certain. The airport’s consultant said a deal would be done by the end of 2011, if not sooner.

  • Goodbye, Mrs. Booker

    ISSUE: Passing of Kathleen Booker
    OUR VIEW: Her contributions will be missed

    For more than four decades, she chronicled the comings and goings of her neighbors and friends. She described unique community happenings and ordinary, everyday circumstances.