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Editorials

  • Acts of kindness come in all shapes and sizes

    ISSUE: Community service champs
    OUR VIEW:
    Thankfully, they’re everywhere

    The selfless work of John Hardin High School FFA members over the past year lifted up chapter advisor and agriculture teacher Jeremy Hall. The Kentucky Association of Career and Technical Educators named Hall Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Community Service.

  • Fiscally fine

    Topic: County budget success

    Our View:Fiscal management shines through

    It is quite a winning streak Judge-Executive Harry Berry and Hardin County government employees are on when it comes to succeeding in the game of fiscal responsibility.

    The county ended the recently completed fiscal year with $438,094 more in revenue than expenses.

    So for the ninth straight year, county government managed not to need to dip into its cash reserves to make the numbers work and meet the needs of its residents.

  • Congress to the rescue

    ISSUE: Student loan rates

    OUR VIEW: Done deal

  • Don’t get munched by miniature monsters

    ISSUE: Bed bugs in local lodgings
    OUR VIEW:
    Confirmed complaints are cause for caution

    Their scientific name, Cimex lectularius, may not trigger much of a reaction among most. But the mere mention of the tiny parasite’s common name, bed bugs, certainly can make your skin crawl. And if you happen to be unfortunate enough to cross paths with these little blood-suckers, a potential infestation of your home is certainly cause for concern.

  • Event manages to overcome conditions

    ISSUE: Cruisin’ the Heartland
    OUR VIEW: A successful transition

    Greeted by gray skies full of clouds that delivered some off-and-on showers, Saturday did not offer conditions typically conducive for pulling a classic car out of the garage. While this year’s version of Cruisin’ the Heartland did not enjoy the perfect weather of 2012, spirits of the participants were not dampened.

  • Guthrie challenges Duke deactivation

    ISSUE: Political motivations questioned
    OUR VIEW: Downsizing should be justified

  • Be aware of special summer health issues

    ISSUE: Heat safety
    OUR VIEW: Heat illness is 100 percent preventable

    After a pleasant, fall-like Wednesday, it’s possible to forget that this is mid-July and August is coming. After last week’s steaming conditions, Mother Nature has delivered some welcomed relief locally.

    But don’t be fooled. Summer in the Ohio Valley will bring more vicious humidity and sweltering conditions.

  • Possible changes for hazardous duty pay

    Recent news reports said the Pentagon is considering cutting hazardous duty pay for military personnel deployed to some 18 locations and five waterways.

    That’s the good news and the bad news.

    Members of the armed forces receive $7.50 a day — up to $225 a month — when they are deployed to duty in specific places considered more dangerous than others. Hostile fire pay is something entirely different and troops cannot draw both benefits in the same month.

  • Providing facilities also provides hope

    ISSUE: Two buildings improving futures
    OUR VIEW: Exciting tools for training

    Dreams and development of opportunities were celebrated on consecutive days.

    One long-desired goal is complete. A community college annex now exists in Grayson County.

    Another goal began a fast-track construction schedule with a ceremonial ground breaking last week. Hardin County Schools started work on its Early College and Career Center in Elizabethtown.

  • E'town Sports Park enjoyed a busy first year

    TOPIC: Elizabethtown Sports Park
    OUR VIEW: Banner first year
    It may have seemed like a corny line in the baseball movie "Field of Dreams" when Ray Kinsella heard the voice in the Iowa corn field offer that "If you build it, he will come.''