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Editorials

  • Mayor's leadership turns the tide

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's new pool plans

    OUR VIEW: City is taking right step

    Defining moments rarely are expected.

    After the untimely death of Tim Walker, City Councilwoman Edna Berger volunteered to step into the void and serve the remainder of his term. After much behind-closed-doors discussion and apparent soul-searching on the part of other prospective candidates, the council selected her for the job.

    That alone was a defining moment.

  • When is a hotel, not just a hotel?

    ISSUE: A new hotel development in Radcliff
    OUR VIEW: Project seen as economic fuel

  • Making a difference

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Raising money to build a modern animal shelter for Hardin County was an extraordinary gift.

    The volunteers who made up the PAWS Shelter Foundation poured hour upon hour into that effort and its benefits will be realized for generations to come.

    Now out of that organization, a group aimed at continued involvement on behalf of abandoned pets and stray animals has been born. Four members of the PAWS team have formed Friends of the Hardin County Animal Shelter.

  • Ready or not, say goodbye

    ISSUE: Deactivation of Duke Brigade accelerated
    OUR VIEW: 3/1’s departure is coming quickly

    There really isn’t any good time to receive or deal with bad news. Like the ostrich that buries its head in the sand, human nature too often creates a desire in us to put off the consequences for later. Perhaps the situation might change, we think. Maybe the problem will go away. It rarely does, though.

  • How many lives will you save today?

    ISSUE: Blood supply shortage
    OUR VIEW:
    Time to rollup our sleeves

    Each winter, the medical community braces itself for flu to reduce blood donations. This winter, flu season and treacherous weather have dealt the U.S. blood supply a one-two punch.

    Bad weather canceled hundreds of blood drives. In all, 1,500 drives in 34 states were canceled between Jan. 2 and Feb. 17, said Lindsay English, spokeswoman for the American Red Cross.

  • First things first

    ISSUE: Kindergarten screener identifies preparedness
    OUR VIEW:
    Take steps to better prepare students for success

  • Three area teachers ExCELing in what they do

    TOPIC: ExCEL winners
    OUR VIEW:
    Teachers excelling at what they do

    One teacher has spent her entire 18-year career inside the same walls of a school shaping young minds.

    Another teaches at the same school where she grew up and studied as a child.

    And the third, in addition to her teaching duties, is the academic team coach and sponsor for the school’s Junior Beta Club.

  • Promoting efforts of local students

    Local schools produce excellence every day. It’s important to acknowledge and encourage those successes and the programs which provide opportunities to excel.

    TWO BITS, FOUR BITS. As we offer three cheers today, let’s begin with cheerleaders.

    Three area squads competed in the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship recently in Orlando, Fla.

  • Time to dive in

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's pool play
    OUR VIEW: City needs its own facility

     

    Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger disagrees with the idea that a YMCA will fill the city’s need for a recreational outlet for Elizabethtown residents. She is right.

  • Why not launch a VW campaign?

    ISSUE: Luring Volkswagen to Hardin County
    OUR VIEW: Let us 'bug' you with some ideas

    The good news: Volkswagen has announced plans to invest in constructing a new manufacturing plant in North America.

    The bad news: No interest has been expressed toward the Glendale mega site.

    The industrial property is waiting for an occupant — presumably a major automaker — that can provide a few thousand well-paying jobs and create an extraordinary economic uptick locally.