• Three points of praise

    TOPIC: Giving back in many ways
    OUR VIEW: Applause due Deaderick, Sports Park, Kimbles

    It’s good to see Brandon Deaderick doing what all professional athletes should be doing: Giving back to communities.

  • Duke Brigade leaves distinct impact locally

    ISSUE: Fort Knox to lose 3/1 as Army downsizes
    Decision will be felt in community

    In its move to meet cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently announced reorganization decisions that include deactivating the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division stationed at Fort Knox. The 3,500 soldiers, support personnel and families Fort Knox will lose as a result of this decision most certainly will be felt in the community.

  • Fair arrives for 50th time

    ISSUE: Hardin County Fair
    OUR VIEW: It is a tradition

  • From these 3, who should be E'town's mayor?

    ISSUE: Input on Elizabethtown’s next mayor
    OUR VIEW: Edna Berger recommended

    For the second consecutive week, Elizabethtown City Council members went behind closed doors to discuss the vacancy created by Mayor Tim Walker’s death. Expect another discussion Monday.

    While dealing with grief and loss, the council members have been faced with a critical decision regarding appointment of a new mayor. The six members alone have the authority to select who will complete the remaining months of Walker’s term.

  • Founders’ Day honors Walker

    ISSUE: Tribute to Tim Walker
    OUR VIEW: Appropriate, important remembrance

    The founder of Founders’ Day will be honored when Elizabethtown conducts its city-sponsored celebration on the Fourth of July.

    Mayor Tim Walker was behind the idea of creating an event to celebrate America’s independence while recognizing the formal establishment of Elizabethtown’s city charter on July 4, 1797.

  • Objective evaluations

    ISSUE: Professional Growth and Effectiveness System
    OUR VIEW: Important next step to improved learning

    Since the implementation of revised education assessment and accountability standards ushered in by the passage of Senate Bill 1 in 2009, the Kentucky Department of Education has had an overarching goal for its most important stakeholders, its students.

  • Be a friend of the Friends

    ISSUE: Friends of Hardin County Public Library
    OUR VIEW: Deserves public support

  • Fun events seen as quality-of-life issues

    ISSUE: City event planners
    OUR VIEW: Festivals deserve resources

    If city of Elizabethtown officials had not decided to take on event planning early in 2012, area residents, visitors and businesses might not have Heartland Festival in the Park and Cruisin’ the Heartland to enjoy.

    At that time, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce refocused its efforts on initiatives that had more direct impact on its members, vacating management of the festivals. Both events were created by former chamber directors.

  • Is a thank-you note too much to ask?

    TOPIC: Thank You cards, notes
    OUR VIEW: Be thankful, be kind

    Remember that $20 in the envelope or gift card you dropped in the mail for the recent high school graduate you know?

  • Footballs, fitness and a fun fair

    ISSUE: Some good stuff

    OUR VIEW: Celebrate success