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Editorials

  • Looking at stances of E'town candidates

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown City Council election 
    OUR VIEW: Seeking a well-balanced, effective group 

  • Radcliff incumbents deserve new terms

    ISSUE: Radcliff City Council election
    OUR VIEW: When the path is clear, move ahead

    With a concentration on community pride, Radcliff city government has made significant improvements regarding quality of life issues.

  • E’town renews sports sponsorship sales contract

    THE ISSUE: Farming out sponsorship sales
    OUR VIEW: Expectations increase for sales company

    Elizabethtown Sports Park will have help turning its audience into revenue over the next year.

  • Kudos in the classroom and out

    TOPIC: Academics, fire truck and ride show positives
    OUR VIEW: Good is all around us

  • Honors in bronze and stone

    ISSUE: Veterans volunteer on own tribute
    OUR VIEW: A special moment captured the essence of value

    A poignant moment took place recently under a sunny October sky. Leon Chambers, a local veteran, was among a small army of fellow veterans assembled at the site of the Hardin County Veterans Tribute under development in the Elizabethtown Nature Park.

  • Bringing the past to life is rewarding

    ISSUE: Civil War battle remembrance
    OUR VIEW: Thanks for every effort

    When considering Civil War historic sites, Elizabethtown never will resonate in the same manner as Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, Shiloh, Antietam, Bull Run, Vicksburg or even Kentucky’s Perryville.

  • Domestic violence infects community

    ISSUE: Domestic Violence Month
    OUR VIEW: Be aware and responsive 

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and unfortunately the problem doesn’t seem to be going away.

  • St. James School enjoys smooth move

    TOPIC: New St. James School
    OUR VIEW: Kids, community deserves it

    Years from now when the current eighth-grade students at St. James Regional Catholic School return for a reunion or to a science fair or to drop their children off at the school, this is one thought that they could hold onto: I was part of the first graduating class from this building.

  • Farm family, young golfer, local library stand out

    ISSUE: Going the extra mile
    OUR VIEW: It’s happening here

    Ten years after they started farming in Hodgenville, Ryan and Misty Bivens and their children have been named finalists for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2012 Outstanding Young Farm Family award.

    On more than 5,700 acres they raise cattle, corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and grass hay. Husband and wife both have served on the LaRue County Farm Bureau board, volunteer and compete in state and national Farm Bureau contests.

  • One in a million

    When speakers at the monthly Elizabethtown-Hardin County Chamber of Commerce droned too long, Edith Dupin threatened them with her cane hook, a not-too-subtle hint to stay within their time limit.

    She will be remembered for the hook, and for a bullwhip that adorned a wall in her office which led to her nickname, “The Whip.” It didn’t hurt that her office décor also featured the skin of a bear she shot. She was famous for refusing to accept “no.”