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Editorials

  • Steps toward bright futures

    ISSUE: Working on behalf of children
    OUR VIEW: Good deeds in many forms

    What do scientists, soldiers, parents and artists have in common? Caring, compassion and a tireless commitment to the youth of our community.

    Through a variety of efforts, the physical, mental and emotional health needs of our children are being met by organizations and individuals who want to see children thrive.

  • USA Cares steps into VA void

    TO HELP
    To donate to USA Cares, go to www.usacares.org/donate.

    ISSUE: Military families’ requests for help increase
    OUR VIEW: Resources should be allocated to veterans

  • VISTA makes a difference

    ISSUE: VISTA opportunities abound
    OUR VIEW: Worthwhile pursuit for right person 

    Heroes can be found in many walks of life. Without volunteers who unselfishly give of themselves for the betterment of others our society would suffer.

  • Vine Grove's new chief

    ISSUE: Kenny Mattingly accepts role
    OUR VIEW: He's equipped for the job

    Vine Grove’s new police chief was very visible during the Autumn Daze festival last weekend.

    Using a newly acquired four-wheeler to check security along the Main Street parade route, Kenny Mattingly stopped to chat with well-wishers and shared a wave and smile with hundreds. Later, he could be seen around Optimist Park keeping an eye on the celebration.

  • From textbooks to tablets

    ISSUE: Digital textbooks
    OUR VIEW: Expanding student opportunities

    With a new initiative growing in Hardin County Schools, students and teachers soon might find it easier than ever to bring the most up-to-date information into the classroom.

    Tim Maggard, director of technology for Hardin County Schools, is leading an initiative to trade-in traditional textbooks in the district for electronic books.

  • A little slice of good news

    TOPIC: A little of this, a little of that
    OUR VIEW: Plenty of good things happening

    In less than a year, Elizabethtown’s prescription pill take-back program has been an overwhelming success with around 185,000 pills turned in through late August.

    The program was launched in March.

    Police Chief Tracy Schiller said all drugs collected were prescription or over-the-counter medications.

  • Restoring barracks preserves history

    ISSUE: Restoration of WWII-era barracks
    OUR VIEW:
    Preserving an important part of history

    It’s interesting how the pathways of our lives can circle back and sometimes crisscross places and events from our past. Such is the case right now for former Kentucky state representative and retired U.S. Army Col. Mike Weaver.

  • National honor for local school

    ISSUE: St. James School's blue ribbon
    OUR VIEW: Adding to growing excitement

    St. James School is generating a lot of excitement these days.

    Anticipation is growing as finishing touches are being applied to the new school building on Robinbrooke Boulevard. The students will enjoy a two-week fall break next month while the logistics of moving equipment, setting up classrooms and relocating generations of memories are accomplished.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion Complex meeting needs of soldiers

    TOPIC: Warrior Transition Battalion Complex
    OUR VIEW: Our soldiers deserve the best
     

    Sherry Brinegar will have a constant reminder in her duties at Fort Knox about the recently unveiled Warrior Transition Battalion Complex on post.

    Brinegar is a nurse case manager at the $46 million facility. The complex, which will temporarily house wounded soldiers as they rehabilitate and transition back to active duty or civilian life, is named after her late father.

  • Local drug problem officially high intensity

    ISSUE: Designated as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
    OUR VIEW: Added resources to battle against illicit drugs