• Preparation saves lives

    ISSUE: Tornado season readiness
    You can never be too prepared

    The storms that ravaged the Midwest are a stark reminder of what happened in southern Indiana last year and periodically have ripped apart buildings and shattered lives here in Hardin, LaRue and Meade counties.

    The lives lost in Oklahoma remind us of how quickly things can change. The best we can do is be prepared for the worse.

  • Wait and see about U.S. 31W

    ISSUE: Delay of U.S. 31W median plan
    OUR VIEW: Cabinet secretary made best choice

    Taking a wait-and-see attitude often is portrayed as a passive approach. But aggressive efforts were required to initiate a change in median development project along Hardin County’s busiest commercial sections of U.S. 31W.

  • Hall of fame drives to goal

    ISSUE: High School Basketball Hall of Fame

    OUR VIEW: Several key steps just ahead

    Since the announcement of Elizabethtown’s selection as home to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, the goal has been to open by 2018.

    While that’s still five years off, organizers are making some major steps in the next few months.

  • WKU's local impact still strong

    ISSUE: Radcliff campus to close

    OUR VIEW: Minimal impact on students

  • Company's coming

    ISSUE: Tourism in Hardin County on the rise
    Growth in critical part of economy

  • NHHS track and field: The best of the best

    TOPIC: North Hardin's dual state titles
    OUR VIEW: Two times the fun

  • Leaving high school and moving forward

    ISSUE: Graduation has arrived
    Boldly step into the future

  • Deserving of high praise

    ISSUE: Honoring many

    OUR VIEW: Student athletes, Hosparus, Relay

    We’re going to toot our horn a little here and that of many, many others.

    The second Select Preps banquet was held at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, culminating several months of work by newspaper employees, area coaches, athletic directors and student-athletes. Dozens of businesses saw the worthiness of honoring some of our future leaders and served as sport or event sponsors.

  • Kentucky begins with kids in mind

    ISSUE: Investing in early childhood education
    OUR VIEW: Critical priority worthy of investment

    Beginnings are the best place to start.

  • Hydrating for the future

    ISSUE: Water agreement signing ceremony
    OUR VIEW: Deal delivers water for growth

    When we reach for the handle, we expect water to instantly pour out of the tap.

    Little consideration is given to the work behind that water. In fact, most of us take it for granted — except maybe once a month when the bill arrives.