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Editorials

  • Involvement will help keep us safe

     

  • You can't build from the top down

    ISSUE: Hardin County United
    OUR VIEW: No foundation laid

    Hardin Fiscal Court recently slammed the door on the idea of a local unified government. Although the city government of Radcliff formally turned up its nose on the idea and Elizabethtown's council held similar opinions, Fiscal Court’s lopsided 7-2 vote really put the kabosh on the idea — for now at least.

  • Graduation rates on the rise

    TOPIC: Graduation rates
    OUR VIEW: Don't forget the kids left behind

    We are a society that gets hung up a lot on numbers.

    A .300 hitter in baseball, a 25 score on an ACT. A 20-point scorer in basketball, a 90-plus school graduation rate.

    The higher the number, usually the better.

    Recent news of graduation rates among Hardin County and area schools is encouraging news and numbers that bring pride to students, parents, educators and the community as a whole.

  • You can't run a race alone

    ISSUE: Candidates for local elected office
    OUR VIEW: Lack of interest is disappointing

    The passing of the Aug. 14 filing deadline for candidates seeking election to local political office should leave voters with a sense of disappointment.

  • Airport board coming with major request

    ISSUE: Commuter air service guarantee
    OUR VIEW: Local government should not pay

    Based on four reported visits by airline carriers, the bold predictions from February 2010 offered a promise of commuter air service flying out of Elizabethtown just around the bend.

    In October, the statement made before a joint meeting of Elizabethtown City Council and the airport board was even more certain. The airport’s consultant said a deal would be done by the end of 2011, if not sooner.

  • Goodbye, Mrs. Booker

    ISSUE: Passing of Kathleen Booker
    OUR VIEW: Her contributions will be missed

    For more than four decades, she chronicled the comings and goings of her neighbors and friends. She described unique community happenings and ordinary, everyday circumstances.

  • Thanks for staging fun for community

    ISSUE: Kudos to fun festivals
    OUR VIEW: Cherish the times

    As the dry, hot summer gives way to a reasonable if not mild August, weekends are dominated by community events.

    Three recent celebrations illustrated some of our community’s best attributes and their organizers deserve accolades.

  • Keep response in perspective

    When an unidentified patient shot and killed himself Aug. 7 at Hardin Memorial Hospital, staff members reacted admirably, a hospital official said.

    Just as they might have trained for a tornado or earthquake, staff members have been trained on protocol for a shooting for about a year.

    When shots were fired in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on the second floor, the staff went into emergency mode.

  • Open house opens hearts to police

    ISSUE: EPD's open house
    OUR VIEW: Outreach builds community

    Public relations sometimes can be as simple as opening the door.

  • Read carefully before reacting

    ISSUE: Toxins in Kentucky's air
    OUR VIEW: Issues are not so clear

    The headline was alarming and obvious: Kentucky is the worst state in the nation when it comes to toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants, according to a report released last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    Toxic air pollution is alarming and nothing sounds worse than “worst.”

    But before we react and demand action, read along and explore some of the details.