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Editorials

  • 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.

  • History comes alive each week

    ISSUE: Downtown Walking Tour
    OUR VIEW: E'town is very fortunate

    Elizabethtown is a special community in many ways. There is a rich history throughout Hardin County. There is a very strong and thriving business community balanced with arts and entertainment options that play a significant role in quality of life.

    It is a community of caring residents who support one another and welcome others to experience life in Hardin County.

  • Preston Bailey set a standard few can match

    TOPIC: Outgoing educators
    OUR VIEW: Preston Bailey helped make students better

    Not many educators in Hardin County can say they experienced 46 years of opening and closing days of school.

    Retiring Elizabethtown High School math teacher Preston Bailey can.

    He has spent his life educating children at EHS and pushing them to reach their potential in math.

  • Trolley takes Radcliff in direction of improvement

    ISSUE: Mayor’s transportation plan
    OUR VIEW: Could be a value and fun

    Mayor J.J. Duvall continues to guide Radcliff toward a more active and attractive community image.
    Here’s a few of the noteworthy changes:

  • Highlights in play, life

    Of the 16 high school baseball teams that managed to push through district and regional tournament play and reach the coveted state tournament in Lexington this week, two are from our area.

  • Lunch at school still a good deal

    ISSUE: School lunch prices
    OUR VIEW: Still the best value meal around

    Most students will pay more for a school lunch when classes resume in August as districts move to meet new federal pricing requirements.

    In Hardin County Schools, the price is up a dime to $2.20 for most lunches and it will cost $2.45 for some meals served at the high schools.