• Water District’s offer deserves consideration

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s municipal water system
    OUR VIEW: Time to decide about the future

    Chemistry brought the question to the table. Issues of community growth and development make it significant. Financial decisions may settle it.

    For about two years, Hardin County Water District No. 2 has been asking the City of Elizabethtown — its wholesale customer — to make a decision about changing the treatment process used to clean its tap water.

  • Off the screen

    ISSUE: “The Butler” not showing in Hardin County
    OUR VIEW: Theater owner puts principles first

  • Heartland Festival gets a thumbs up

    TOPIC: Heartland Festival 2013
    From rides to concert, it was a winner

    Heartland Festival in the Park is back where it rightly belongs among area festivals as one of the best this region has to offer.

    More than 15,000 people attended last weekend's event at Freeman Lake Park, taking in everything from rides to sno-cones, a reptile zoo to a concert. And much, much more.

  • Praise for staging unique fundraisers

    ISSUE: Noteworthy events
    OUR VIEW: Lots of opportunities to say well done

    In the constant buzz of activity that makes up local communities, exceptional acts of graciousness and charity are constantly being planned and implemented. Sometimes it’s a task to ensure the compliments keep pace with accomplishments.

    But let’s give it try. It’s time to pass out a few kudos.

  • E'town Panthers play at new home

    ISSUE: EHS athletic complex
    OUR VIEW: The dream debuts tonight

  • Industrial neighbors

    ISSUE: Residents upset by Flex Films noise
    OUR VIEW: Determining action to take should be easy

  • Diving in on pool question

    ISSUE: Closing Elizabethtown’s city pool
    OUR VIEW: Exploring other options

  • No-texting law needs more teeth

    ISSUE: Regulation aims to curb texting while driving
    OUR VIEW: Penalty points do nothing without enforcement

  • Well-deserved honor for Schiller

    ISSUE: EPD has top chief

    OUR VIEW: Schiller making an impact

    In two years as Elizabethtown’s police chief, Tracy Schiller has made a lasting impression on the city he serves.

    Schiller has pushed the department forward by starting several programs such as the permanent prescription drug takeback disposal site, annual open house events, a K-9 unit, development of department chaplains, a Teen Citizens Police class and a Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

  • Chasing parents

    ISSUE: Child support collection
    OUR VIEW: New approach has value

    There are many ways to track down owed child support.

    Income tax refunds and lottery winnings can be intercepted. Driver’s and professional licenses can be suspended. Non-paying parents can face jail time, too.