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Editorials

  • Delabar is our All-Star

    TOPIC: Steve Delabar
    OUR VIEW: A long and winding career

    It must seem like a lifetime ago when Steve Delabar was helping lead the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission 14-year-old All-Stars into the Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament in Vincennes, Ind.

  • Vine Grove makes wise compromise at market

    ISSUE: Business license requirements at farmers markets
    OUR VIEW:
    Change should serve to increase vendors and patrons

    Vine Grove City Council made a good decision when it voted to change requirements placed on vendors selling produce and other goods at the Vine Grove Farmers Market.

  • Summer filled with fun

    ISSUE: Achievement, entertainment

    OUR VIEW: County doesn’t lack for options

    It’s been a fun-filled summer for kids of all ages in Hardin County. From awards to celebrations, this week’s kudos list gives us plenty to cheer about.

  • Garrison commander thrived at Fort Knox

    ISSUE: Col. Bruce Jenkins leaves Fort Knox
    OUR VIEW: A job well done

  • Gary French's four years at the top

    ISSUE: Gary French retires
    OUR VIEW: Superintendent tenure was an active time

    Last month, Gary French ended a 35-year career as an educator. Leading Elizabethtown Independent Schools as superintendent for the last four years, French worked multiple jobs in the district over the decades.

    Teaching started as a means to coach basketball. But French quickly loved teaching and his professional life bloomed to leave its mark on students ,and then teachers, and then administrators and the entire district community.

  • Support our local All-Star

    ISSUE: Voting for Steve Delabar
    OUR VIEW: Today is the final day

    Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game goes back 80 years. It is the granddaddy of all such professional exhibitions pitting the best of the best each summer in what has rightly been called the Midsummer Classic.

  • Two years is time for a turnabout

    ISSUE: Dropout age increases to 18
    OUR VIEW: Interventions most important

    Area school officials were quick to show support for increasing the dropout age from 16 to 18 as Elizabethtown Independent, Hardin County and LaRue County boards of education held votes adopting the policy as soon as was possible.

  • Three points of praise

    TOPIC: Giving back in many ways
    OUR VIEW: Applause due Deaderick, Sports Park, Kimbles

    It’s good to see Brandon Deaderick doing what all professional athletes should be doing: Giving back to communities.

  • Duke Brigade leaves distinct impact locally

    ISSUE: Fort Knox to lose 3/1 as Army downsizes
    OUR VIEW:
    Decision will be felt in community

    In its move to meet cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently announced reorganization decisions that include deactivating the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division stationed at Fort Knox. The 3,500 soldiers, support personnel and families Fort Knox will lose as a result of this decision most certainly will be felt in the community.

  • Fair arrives for 50th time

    ISSUE: Hardin County Fair
    OUR VIEW: It is a tradition