• Primed for progress

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s downtown revitalization
    OUR VIEW: Many deserve thanks for momentum

    Elizabethtown is primed for downtown revitalization. And well it should be, if we believe the results of yet another positive feasibility study.

  • Taking a stand

    ISSUE: Vote on right-to-work ordinance
    OUR VIEW: Courage to stand on principles

    Taking a stand in the face of opposition can be difficult. It requires personal fortitude, strength of conviction and even a degree of bravery.

  • Measuring success by pennies, pins

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    A little change can go a long way.

    Just ask those who will benefit from the recently completed Salvation Army Red Kettle program.

  • Take action for public health

    ISSUE: Statewide smoke-free legislation
    It’s a matter of public health

    There should be no question about the health risks associated with tobacco smoke.

  • Increasing the level of protection

    ISSUE: Child restraint security
    OUR VIEW: Do more than law requires

    In his final State of the Commonwealth address, Gov. Steve Beshear outlined many accomplishments of his tenure in office and a few objectives for this year's legislative session.

  • Dealing with a deadly drug

    ISSUE: Legislature considers anti-heroin bill
    Strong messages must be sent now

    Across the country, heroin usage has increased 75 percent over the last five years. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the number of users grew to 335,000.

  • Putting faith in the wind

    ISSUE: Wind Energy Corp.'s pilot project
    OUR VIEW: Well wishes on idea born in E'town

    Hopefully, the winds of innovation are blowing in the direction of Jim Fugitte and his Wind Energy Corp.

  • Service, safety and success

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Clint Meshew served his country for years in the U.S. military, including in Vietnam. And he hasn’t stopped serving.

    Now in his 70s, the Eliza­bethtown resident has spent nearly 14 years aiding other veterans as they attempt to obtain benefits on the local, state and federal level.

  • Legislature will consider LIFT

    ISSUE: Concept calls for locally voted sales tax
    OUR VIEW: Decision won’t be settled in Frankfort

    If you had $6 million to spend on public improvements, what would you do in Hardin County?

  • Deal closes books on First Federal

    ISSUE: Acquisition of First Federal Savings Bank
    OUR VIEW: Merger provides stability for investors

    While customers and shareholders of First Federal Savings Bank likely didn’t notice the difference, New Year’s Day ushered in change for the bank and its parent company, First Financial Services Corp.