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Editorials

  • Raise a collective voice against criminal acts

    ISSUE: Startling criminal acts
    OUR VIEW: Community should express outrage

    It’s nice to think of our area as Kentucky’s Heartland — a collection of friends living in idyllic communities surrounded by pastoral settings, complemented by an often-envied highway network and ample employment opportunities.

    It is all of that. But police reports often jar us into a broader understanding of reality.

    Consider these recent acts:

  • Ky. 313 expansion is 'ribbon to future'

    ISSUE: New sections of Ky. 313 now open 
    OUR VIEW: Providing convenience and safety

    When it comes to highway travel, what is the best way to get from Point A to Point B? For starters, how about getting to the destination quickly and safely?

  • Mark Needham's work leaves significant mark

    ISSUE: A leader leaves state government
    OUR VIEW: Mark Needham made a real difference 

     Personnel changes in Frankfort often attract scrutiny and lots of press.

    This month the commonwealth loses a valuable and dedicated servant and almost no one will immediately notice his departure.  However, be assured the state, and our area, for years to come will feel the effects of his service. 

  • Local laurels

    ISSUE: Big accomplishments

    OUR VIEW: Success found everywhere

  • Get growing

    It’s time to garden.

    We say that not because it’s the first full day of summer, but because it’s a habit we need.

  • Chamber takes lunch on the road

    ISSUE: Chamber luncheon in Radcliff
    OUR VIEW: Valuable move that works

     In March 2011, the newly minted Hardin County Chamber of Commerce conducted its first monthly luncheon with an elaborate nautical theme and two speakers at Severns Valley Baptist Church.

    The group celebrated its establishment through membership vote of four separate chambers representing business interests in Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Vine Grove and West Point.

  • Decision leaves would-be swimmers high and dry

    ISSUE: Local Red Cross ending swim lessons
    OUR VIEW: Void must be filled

     After 50 years of treading water, dog paddling, flutters and dolphin kicks, the Hardin-LaRue Service Center of the American Red Cross last month announced it is ending its local swimming-lessons program.

    The decision came from its parent organization, the American Red Cross, which is undergoing restructuring and wants outside providers to handle the program, said Brett Daugherty, administrative assistant at the local office.

  • For safety's sake, fight like this girl

    TOPIC: Reaction of abducted girl
    OUR VIEW: Action credited with saving her life
     

    In a matter of minutes, the life of a 10-year-old girl from LaRue County changed forever.

    From being asleep on a Saturday night in a house, police said, she found herself in the hands of a male adult intent on sexual assault in a heavily wooded area behind the residence.

    Police said the child was abducted and raped by 28-year-old Jetto Dye, who faces criminal charges. A parent’s worst nightmare was lived out.

  • Standouts in every way

    ISSUE: Hardin Countians make an impact
    OUR VIEW: At home and away, kudos noted

    Mary Jo Veirs deals with death and dying on a daily basis. As a nurse in Kosair Children’s Hospital’s intensive care unit, she sees more than most could stand.

    She tries to put that aspect of the job aside and focus on the care her patients and their families need. For her efforts, the hospital named her Nurse of the Year.

  • Changing HMH records promises many benefits

    ISSUE: HMH's ER goes paperless
    OUR VIEW: Complying with federal mandates 

    When a medical emergency requires a trip to the emergency room, a patient’s attention and desire understandably becomes narrowly focused.

    The ailing individual wants the injury or illness attended to with urgency, expertise and care. They want to move quickly from the waiting room, through triage and into the main treatment area where doctor and nurse attention can fully focus on their needs.