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Editorials

  • Garrison commander thrived at Fort Knox

    ISSUE: Col. Bruce Jenkins leaves Fort Knox
    OUR VIEW: A job well done

  • Gary French's four years at the top

    ISSUE: Gary French retires
    OUR VIEW: Superintendent tenure was an active time

    Last month, Gary French ended a 35-year career as an educator. Leading Elizabethtown Independent Schools as superintendent for the last four years, French worked multiple jobs in the district over the decades.

    Teaching started as a means to coach basketball. But French quickly loved teaching and his professional life bloomed to leave its mark on students ,and then teachers, and then administrators and the entire district community.

  • Support our local All-Star

    ISSUE: Voting for Steve Delabar
    OUR VIEW: Today is the final day

    Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game goes back 80 years. It is the granddaddy of all such professional exhibitions pitting the best of the best each summer in what has rightly been called the Midsummer Classic.

  • Two years is time for a turnabout

    ISSUE: Dropout age increases to 18
    OUR VIEW: Interventions most important

    Area school officials were quick to show support for increasing the dropout age from 16 to 18 as Elizabethtown Independent, Hardin County and LaRue County boards of education held votes adopting the policy as soon as was possible.

  • Three points of praise

    TOPIC: Giving back in many ways
    OUR VIEW: Applause due Deaderick, Sports Park, Kimbles

    It’s good to see Brandon Deaderick doing what all professional athletes should be doing: Giving back to communities.

  • Duke Brigade leaves distinct impact locally

    ISSUE: Fort Knox to lose 3/1 as Army downsizes
    OUR VIEW:
    Decision will be felt in community

    In its move to meet cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently announced reorganization decisions that include deactivating the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division stationed at Fort Knox. The 3,500 soldiers, support personnel and families Fort Knox will lose as a result of this decision most certainly will be felt in the community.

  • Fair arrives for 50th time

    ISSUE: Hardin County Fair
    OUR VIEW: It is a tradition

  • From these 3, who should be E'town's mayor?

    ISSUE: Input on Elizabethtown’s next mayor
    OUR VIEW: Edna Berger recommended

    For the second consecutive week, Elizabethtown City Council members went behind closed doors to discuss the vacancy created by Mayor Tim Walker’s death. Expect another discussion Monday.

    While dealing with grief and loss, the council members have been faced with a critical decision regarding appointment of a new mayor. The six members alone have the authority to select who will complete the remaining months of Walker’s term.

  • 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.