• Praiseworthy endeavors

    HONORING THE MEDAL OF HONOR.Richard Powers is a retired sergeant first class who lives in Rineyville. He could be possibly one of the most considerate and patriotic residents of Hardin County.

  • BackPack Program only a temporary solution

    TOPIC: Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland BackPack Program
    OUR VIEW: Great initiative that needs lasting solution

    This much we know: There always will be children going home from school on a Friday without knowing if they will have enough food to carry them over until the next Monday.

  • Community rallies to defend post

    ISSUE: One Knox letter-writing campaign
    OUR VIEW: Economic threat yields 15,852 responses

    Hardin and surrounding counties again have risen in support of Fort Knox. Now the community waits to learn if the Army is listening.

  • Keep safety workers safe at wreck scenes

    ISSUE: Shutting down roads to work wrecks
    OUR VIEW: Patience for drivers, not policymakers

    The unfortunate loss of Glendale firefighter Jonathan French has sparked a debate over road closure policies at the scene of highway crashes.

  • Local schools launch lives of distinction

    ISSUE: HCS and EIS honor distinguished graduates
    OUR VIEW: Local schools provide foundation for success

  • Two thanks and one welcome

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Lions Club chicken barbecue. A small and well-organized group of club members and volunteers braved high temperatures and humidity for Elizabethtown Lions Club’s annual barbecue chicken fundraiser.

  • Filling needs, while filling prescriptions

    ISSUE: Expansion of Community Health Clinic
    OUR VIEW: Service supplies a health safety net

    Established to provide basic health care services to uninsured, low-income residents of Hardin and LaRue counties, the Community Health Clinic quietly has filled an essential need in the community.

  • Lasting lesson from a survivor

    ISSUE: Quinton Higgins’ bus safety message
    OUR VIEW: Lasting words about school bus safety

    From the fiery collision that claimed 27 victims when a pickup truck driven by a drunken driver collided with a Radcliff First Assembly of God church bus, Quinton Higgins has today found his calling.

  • The unseen disease

    TOPIC: Mental health disease
    OUR VIEW: Reach out to those who are in need

    Kurt Cobain, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Jeni ...

    The news is often numbing because it comes from out of the blue, like it did last week when comedy giant Robin Williams took his own life after years of battling mental health issues.

  • Plenty of good things happening around us

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    NATIONAL NOTERIETY at 10. Rachel Ritchie’s mission is to gain enough money — $100,000 — to be able to build a playground in Vine Grove that is accessible to handicapped children and serve as a location where all children can play together.