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Editorials

  • State highway plans for a slimmer Dixie

    ISSUE: Changing U.S. 31W in E'town
    OUR VIEW: Give this 'road diet' a try

    No one ever celebrates a diet. Even when you're committed to it and need it, dieting typically is not welcomed.

    So it's not surprising that news of a "road diet" for a stretch of U.S. 31W in downtown Elizabethtown is met with apprehension, questions and even ridicule.

  • Select students may desire early graduation

    ISSUE: Proposed bill for early high school graduation
    OUR VIEW: Option makes sense for a select few

    If passed, a bill in the Education Committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives would provide an option for early graduation for some high school juniors.

  • Priceless: Hurray for United Way

    ISSUE: United Way success
    OUR VIEW: Plenty of praise to share

    History has been made in the Heartland. Congratulations to United Way of Central Kentucky not only for meeting its $1,025,000 goal, but surpassing the mark to collect a record-breaking $1,031,236.

    Despite tough economic times, despite naysayers who felt the goal was too high and despite economic issues impacting  some workplaces, United Way and this community gave with their hearts and heads to help meet a financial goal and a human services goal.

  • Laurels

    TOPIC: Recognitions are music to our ears
    OUR VIEW: Well deserved honors

    Two of the most recognizable names in Hardin County music were or will be honored by state and national organizations.
    In her 29th year as a music teacher at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, Debby Duda was selected as Elementary School Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky Music Educators Association. In addition to the prestigious honor, Duda received $500 with the award to be used for materials for her classroom.

  • It’s not about allowing the public to vote

    ISSUE: Casino gambling in Kentucky

    OUR VIEW: Legislators owe Kentuckians an honest vote

     

  • NCLB waiver doesn't solve school issues

    ISSUE: Getting out of No Child Left Behind
    OUR VIEW: Not the answer alone

    The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was proposed by former President George W. Bush to help fund federal programs targeted to improve student performance in U.S. schools. The program was aimed at accountability for states, school districts and schools in addition to providing parents with choices regarding which schools their kids would attend.

  • KCTCS' Super Sunday proves to be super concept

    On Feb. 12, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College offered its second Super Sunday.

    The premise is simple: To encourage and recruit minority students, ECTC and its 15 sister colleges partner with other institutions that play a role in minorities’ cultures. In Hardin County, the partner institution was New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Radcliff.

  • Community is violated by church break-ins

    ISSUE: Theft at seven local churches
    OUR VIEW: Burglaries take more than possessions

    Respect for the property and possessions of others is the first behavioral lesson taught by well-meaning parents. The concept is affirmed in every basic rule of law. It dates back to ancient times and was quite clearly stated when Moses delivered God’s top 10 expectations: Thou shall not steal.

    That’s No. 8 in the Ten Commandments.

  • In recognition of excellence

    TOPIC: Excelling with mind and body
    OUR VIEW: Good work

    Students came from schools around the county with one mission: To correctly spell words.

    None of the 19 students did it any better recently than West Hardin Middle School seventh-grade student Dillon Brock, who managed to win the event by accurately spelling the word, Gestapo.

  • State retirement plan demonstrates little planning

    ISSUE: Kentucky's public pension system
    OUR VIEW: Without change, disaster is ahead

    One of the true perks associated with working for the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the retirement plan. It's also becoming one of the great threats regarding living in this state.

    It's alarming to see the state falling behind in its commitments to its workers and retirees as well as its unwillingness to address the issue.