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Editorials

  • Founders’ Day honors Walker

    ISSUE: Tribute to Tim Walker
    OUR VIEW: Appropriate, important remembrance

    The founder of Founders’ Day will be honored when Elizabethtown conducts its city-sponsored celebration on the Fourth of July.

    Mayor Tim Walker was behind the idea of creating an event to celebrate America’s independence while recognizing the formal establishment of Elizabethtown’s city charter on July 4, 1797.

  • Objective evaluations

    ISSUE: Professional Growth and Effectiveness System
    OUR VIEW: Important next step to improved learning

    Since the implementation of revised education assessment and accountability standards ushered in by the passage of Senate Bill 1 in 2009, the Kentucky Department of Education has had an overarching goal for its most important stakeholders, its students.

  • Be a friend of the Friends

    ISSUE: Friends of Hardin County Public Library
    OUR VIEW: Deserves public support

  • Fun events seen as quality-of-life issues

    ISSUE: City event planners
    OUR VIEW: Festivals deserve resources

    If city of Elizabethtown officials had not decided to take on event planning early in 2012, area residents, visitors and businesses might not have Heartland Festival in the Park and Cruisin’ the Heartland to enjoy.

    At that time, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce refocused its efforts on initiatives that had more direct impact on its members, vacating management of the festivals. Both events were created by former chamber directors.

  • Is a thank-you note too much to ask?

    TOPIC: Thank You cards, notes
    OUR VIEW: Be thankful, be kind

    Remember that $20 in the envelope or gift card you dropped in the mail for the recent high school graduate you know?

  • Footballs, fitness and a fun fair

    ISSUE: Some good stuff

    OUR VIEW: Celebrate success

  • The Dixie Diet works

    ISSUE: Realignment of Dixie Avenue
    OUR VIEW: Thinking outside the lanes pays off

    After years of consternation, fretting and sometimes silly attempts to improve traffic flow through downtown Elizabethtown, the Kentucky Department of Transportation took what seemed like a counter-intuitive step. U.S. 31W was put on a diet.

    As modes of transportation evolved and the area grew over the years, planners sought to accommodate the increased volume of automobile traffic on the street also known as Dixie Avenue.

  • Pats on the back and other praise

    ISSUE: Good news all around us

    OUR VIEW: Fine things going on

    When it comes to girls’ track and field this year, nobody did it better in Kentucky in Class 3-A than North Hardin High School sophomore Kianna Gray.

    At last month’s state meet in Louisville, Gray captured the 100-meter hurdles and the 100 and 200 dashes and finished third in the 400 dash.

  • Community loses a noble leader

    ISSUE: Remembering Mayor Tim Walker
    OUR VIEW:
    Walker’s contributions leave a lasting imprint

  • Old Time Fiddler’s Contest hits a high note

    TOPIC: Old Time Fiddler's Contest
    OUR VIEW: A sizzling debut