• Sales tax: Phase 1

    ISSUE: Local-option sales tax concept
    Hard to disagree with right to decide

  • Deed to park is quite a gift

    ISSUE: University Drive land donated to city
    Facilities continue to serve community

    For generations, University Drive Park has been a home away from home each summer for families of Elizabethtown and neighboring communities.

    Night after night, the skies were illuminated by lights from baseball games or countless tennis matches.

    The playgrounds have provided opportunities to climb and jump and swing or simply to celebrate the energy of youth.

  • Baking spirits bright

    Kudos: Praising positives in the community

    There seems no shortage of Hardin Countians who rule their kitchens. And at Christmastime, many are eager to donate their talent to brighten others’ holidays.

    One of the most dazzling displays of charity cooking is the auction that raises money for Vine Grove’s Christmas for the Kids program. Homemade cakes were auctioned at the event, some for big money. Alta Hargan’s Italian creme cake, for example, went for $1,400.

    The auction raised $11,500.

  • Pope recognizes Elizabethtown doctor

    ISSUE:Benemerenti Medal conferred

    OUR VIEW:A well-deserving person, indeed

    The most impactful servants are often those who selflessly seek to help others without a desire for public recognition and acknowledgement. The blessing of seeing another’s need met is credit enough for them. Even so, it’s still nice to have ones’ efforts acknowledged.

    For one humble local servant, this deserving acknowledgement came all the way from the Vatican.

  • Winter brings increased risk of residential fires

    ISSUE: Winter is fire season
    OUR VIEW: Appreciate risks and first responders

    A Tuesday morning fire on Terry Court in Elizabethtown left two families — two mothers and nine children in all — without homes. No one was home when their duplex filled with flames and smoke and, fortunately, no one was injured.

    Whatever the cause, the incident brings up two important points that are rarely on our minds.

  • Basketball dream on pace for goal

    ISSUE: Update on Basketball Hall of Fame
    OUR VIEW: It’s much more than a dream now

  • Johnston paves the way for district improvement

    TOPIC: Superintendent's top honor
    Best leaders strive for improvement

    The best leaders in any profession are always looking for ways to make tomorrow better than today, constantly striving for improvement and not resting with the satisfaction of past accomplishments.

    Nannette Johnston perfectly fits that description.

  • Football fans enjoy banner year

    ISSUE:Area high school football

    OUR VIEW:One of best seasons in a years


    Only six high school football teams in the state of Kentucky can say they ended their 2013 seasons with a championship win.

    MeadeCountycould be one of those teams.

    The Green Wave has rolled to four straight postseason wins and took down Louisville Butler in the state semifinals last week.

    Now, Meade County returns to a state title game for the first since 1991.

  • Dads, come to school

    OUR VIEW: Program fosters impactful presence

    There are many truths in education. Among those proven time after time is the fact children do better when parents are involved at school.

    From participating in parent-teacher conferences to visiting the classroom to attending school events and meetings, parents who connect at school equip themselves to support children and through their actions set a meaningful example.

  • For safety's sake

    ISSUE: First responders conduct active shooter drill
    OUR VIEW: Training prepares for the unthinkable