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Editorials

  • Basketball Hall of Fame begins development journey

    ISSUE: Basketball Hall of Fame tips off
    OUR VIEW: Don't forget earliest contributors

    With the selection of its executive director and announcement of its first class of inductees, excitement is building locally for the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    An idea of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, the hall’s most pressing goal is to induct 100 people of distinction in time for the 100th anniversary of organized high school basketball in Kentucky. That occurs in 2018.

  • White Mills Camp looks toward its next need

    ISSUE: White Mills Christian Camp's expansion
    OUR VIEW: Spirit of improvement influences success

    Since 1949, summer has included an escape to White Mills Christian Camp for hundreds of young people. It’s an opportunity to focus on the spiritual while enjoying the outdoors, establishing lifelong friendships and making memories.

  • This invitation looks like a map

    ISSUE: Fort Knox driving tour
    OUR VIEW: Invitation extended

    After a very short tenure as commander of Fort Knox, Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald is moving on to another posting, but he leaves behind important changes initiated during his watch. Those changes have the potential to further cement the already strong relationship between the post and the public.

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  • Authorities, market should fight animal cruelty

    ISSUE: Suspected puppy mill in Vine Grove
    OUR VIEW: Dogs' conditions unacceptable

    When authorities investigated a call about about possible animal cruelty last week at a mobile home in Vine Grove, they found more than 100 dogs living in cramped quarters and unsanitary conditions.

    A husband and wife, who police suspect were selling the dogs, each face 103 counts of second-degree animal cruelty.

  • Kids in foster care deserve better transition to adulthood

    ISSUE: Foster-care transition bill
    OUR VIEW: Offers a better future for kids

    While some 18-year-olds might be well-prepared for self-sufficiency as young adults, most of us would agree many aren’t.

  • Silence on licenses lets questions fester

    ISSUE: Awarding of liquor licenses
    OUR VIEW: State should explain itself

    As liquor licenses are put to use and package stores begin appearing in Hardin County's largest cities, it brings to mind an unanswered question in this ongoing cultural change.

    Questions regarding conflicts of interest were raised when Radcliff City Council members, past and present, sought licenses. The spouse of another council member also was an applicant.

  • ExCEL Award honorees set the pace in education

    ISSUE: ExCEL Award winners
    OUR VIEW: Standout teachers earned their praise

    The annual ExCEL Award process identifies and honors innovative, enthusiastic teachers who are making a difference in education. The award and taking some time to celebrate the winners’ success has become tradition in this region.
    ExCEL, which is sponsored by WHAS-TV, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities, stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership. Recently, a teacher from each of three local school districts was honored with the award.

  • Radcliff looks to quit One Knox

    ISSUE: Funding for One Knox
    OUR VIEW: Organization must clarify its current mission

    Radcliff City Council members have indicated they’ll vote to pull out of One Knox, reducing the program’s funding, when they meet today.

    Council members have questioned the value of One Knox, now that changes on post set in motion by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure are complete.

  • New monument honors 118 ultimate sacrifices

    ISSUE: Memorial remembers fallen soldiers
    OUR VIEW: Honoring heroism and personal sacrifice

    As early spring winds blew and sunshine warmed the day, family members, friends and soldiers gathered together near the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division common area on post at Fort Knox. Those assembled came from different locations and with different backgrounds, but shared a common purpose on that solemn day recently.