• The flu and you

    ISSUE: Flu season approaches
    Get your shot early

    The Centers for Disease Control reports more than 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized each year because of the flu. Sadly, the agency also reports 23,000 die annually from influenza complications.

    Unlike autumn, the flu season has no set starting or ending date. For most Kentuckians, it can arrive as early as October and run as late as May.

  • Liens risk credibility

    ISSUE: E’town councilman’s outstanding liens
    OUR VIEW: Pay up and move forward

    About four months ago, Elizabethtown City Council adopted a lien amnesty program, looking to unload some items from the city’s books and provide relief for residents who couldn’t pay. Under the new policy, the city can waive lien less than $500 on property that has been maintained without violations for five years or longer.

  • Thanks for making positive impacts

    ISSUE: Opportunities for praise
    OUR VIEW: Making a difference

  • Area festivals are many

    TOPIC: Community festivals
    Area has something for everyone

  • Learning in a foreign language

    ISSUE: Students learning English
    OUR VIEW: Peers play significant role

    At Radcliff Elementary School, a second-grade student has stepped up as a translator, providing tremendous support to a fellow classmate and her teacher.

    While teacher Kelly Everhart has worked with a variety of students who were learning English as a second language, Jenny Mata-Oliva is the first of her students not to speak any English.

  • Like him or not, Pitino is a Hall of Famer

    TOPIC: Pitino in Hall of Fame
    Coach has flourished in college game

  • Oh, the places you'll go

    ISSUE: Library Card Signup Month
    It’s one smart card

    A library card is magical. Besides bringing you into the brick-and-mortar place where there are books, magazines, newspapers, videos, DVDs, audio books, community bulletin boards and computers, it is a key. It can be the key to your past, present and future.

    With a library card, you can explore “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and go “Around the World in 80 Days.”

  • Resounding impact of tourism's decisions

    ISSUE: Tourism Bureau taps its reserves
    OUR VIEW: Impact goes beyond dollars

  • Routine tasks always need full attention

    TOPIC: Cautious approach always the best
    Bad things can happen any day

    Some things in life become so natural you feel you could do the task in your sleep.

    Maybe you have performed the duties so many times you believe you can take steps out of the process and still get to the end result that you may be seeking.

    There is a lesson to be learned in taking routine for granted.

    A recent pair of tragic accidents have resulted in two deaths and the loss of limbs.

  • U.S. trapped in complex game

    ISSUE: Syrian stand-off
    Putin arrives as unlikely rescuer

    Who could have predicted it would be Russian President Vladimir Putin saddling the figurative white horse of peace in attempt to save the day in the U.S. stand-off against Syria? That’s just what Putin has accomplished over the course of the past few days.