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Editorials

  • National honor for local school

    ISSUE: St. James School's blue ribbon
    OUR VIEW: Adding to growing excitement

    St. James School is generating a lot of excitement these days.

    Anticipation is growing as finishing touches are being applied to the new school building on Robinbrooke Boulevard. The students will enjoy a two-week fall break next month while the logistics of moving equipment, setting up classrooms and relocating generations of memories are accomplished.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion Complex meeting needs of soldiers

    TOPIC: Warrior Transition Battalion Complex
    OUR VIEW: Our soldiers deserve the best
     

    Sherry Brinegar will have a constant reminder in her duties at Fort Knox about the recently unveiled Warrior Transition Battalion Complex on post.

    Brinegar is a nurse case manager at the $46 million facility. The complex, which will temporarily house wounded soldiers as they rehabilitate and transition back to active duty or civilian life, is named after her late father.

  • Local drug problem officially high intensity

    ISSUE: Designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
    OUR VIEW: Added resources to battle against illicit drugs

  • A promise worth keeping

    TOPIC: UK's promise to state
    OUR VIEW: A promise that needs to be kept

    You know how hard it can be to make a promise to one or two people and actually keep it?

    Try being University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto.

  • Dedication that helps others

    ISSUE: The influence of Jim Collier
    OUR VIEW: Provided abundant opportunities

    James M. Collier Jr. arrived in Elizabethtown with his wife and three preschool-age children in 1955.

  • Everyone has a stake in foreclosure totals

    ISSUE: Foreclosures increase in 2012
    OUR VIEW: Buyers, lenders need workable solutions

    This year, foreclosures on Hardin County properties are expected to climb to as many as 400, up from 216 last year.

    That’s not necessarily an indication that mortgage defaults are up in 2012. Rather, holds on foreclosures and a moratorium in some instances because of lenders’ and mortgage servicers’ documentation problems kept the number of foreclosures artificially low in 2011.

  • Heartland adapts to changes

    ISSUE: 2012 edition of Heartland
    OUR VIEW: Delivering on promises

    Despite a compressed planning schedule that challenged organizers, the Heartland Festival in the Park succeeded in providing a fun weekend.

    Returning to its traditional late August weekend, the first city-run version of Elizabethtown's annual Heartland provided some new elements including mud volleyball and a compact vendor area that created a more intimate atmosphere at Freeman Lake Park.

  • Radcliff rolling with the changes

    ISSUE: New vehicles
    OUR VIEW: City follows through on ideas

    Radcliff's newest additions to the city-owned vehicle fleets have been gathering attention.

    The green trolley making its way around town has created many smiles and a certain degree of excitement. Radcliff acquired the second-hand bus from a transit authority in Michigan just months after the city council approved the idea during its budget sessions.

  • Blairs' efforts are inspiring

    TOPIC: Blair family and Kosair
    OUR VIEW: Family's efforts inspiring
     

    Many of us never will have to deal with the loss of a child, especially a child who had yet to turn 4.

    But Wes and Kelly Blair have.

  • That text can wait

    A group of North Hardin High School students recently got a better idea of how dangerous it is to text while driving when AT&T brought a simulator to the school. Students got into a car, put on simulation goggles and attempted to text. Wearing the goggles, the teens saw a virtual road with other drivers and pedestrians.

    While texting, the young drivers ran off the road, hit other cars and even killed pedestrians, all in a virtual situation. But the scary truth is the virtual damage and loss of life mirrors reality.