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Editorials

  • Everyone has a stake in foreclosure totals

    ISSUE: Foreclosures increase in 2012
    OUR VIEW: Buyers, lenders need workable solutions

    This year, foreclosures on Hardin County properties are expected to climb to as many as 400, up from 216 last year.

    That’s not necessarily an indication that mortgage defaults are up in 2012. Rather, holds on foreclosures and a moratorium in some instances because of lenders’ and mortgage servicers’ documentation problems kept the number of foreclosures artificially low in 2011.

  • Heartland adapts to changes

    ISSUE: 2012 edition of Heartland
    OUR VIEW: Delivering on promises

    Despite a compressed planning schedule that challenged organizers, the Heartland Festival in the Park succeeded in providing a fun weekend.

    Returning to its traditional late August weekend, the first city-run version of Elizabethtown's annual Heartland provided some new elements including mud volleyball and a compact vendor area that created a more intimate atmosphere at Freeman Lake Park.

  • Radcliff rolling with the changes

    ISSUE: New vehicles
    OUR VIEW: City follows through on ideas

    Radcliff's newest additions to the city-owned vehicle fleets have been gathering attention.

    The green trolley making its way around town has created many smiles and a certain degree of excitement. Radcliff acquired the second-hand bus from a transit authority in Michigan just months after the city council approved the idea during its budget sessions.

  • Blairs' efforts are inspiring

    TOPIC: Blair family and Kosair
    OUR VIEW: Family's efforts inspiring
     

    Many of us never will have to deal with the loss of a child, especially a child who had yet to turn 4.

    But Wes and Kelly Blair have.

  • That text can wait

    A group of North Hardin High School students recently got a better idea of how dangerous it is to text while driving when AT&T brought a simulator to the school. Students got into a car, put on simulation goggles and attempted to text. Wearing the goggles, the teens saw a virtual road with other drivers and pedestrians.

    While texting, the young drivers ran off the road, hit other cars and even killed pedestrians, all in a virtual situation. But the scary truth is the virtual damage and loss of life mirrors reality.

  • Be careful during sendoff to summer

    ISSUE: Labor Day Weekend
    OUR VIEW: The final weekend of the summer

    Traditionally seen as the last weekend of the summer, the Labor Day holiday means school is back in session, retail stores are starting to put out winter clothes and football season has started.

  • Hospital flips on its power-saving plan

    ISSUE: Hospital energy conservation plan
    OUR VIEW: Energy savings is an important goal  

    If as a homeowner you learned your household energy consumption and related costs were significantly higher than the average of your neighbors, you’d likely want to figure out why and rectify the inequity.

    Most conscientious homeowners would. So would most, if not all business owners. After all, a dollar saved is a dollar earned.

  • Involvement will help keep us safe

     

  • You can't build from the top down

    ISSUE: Hardin County United
    OUR VIEW: No foundation laid

    Hardin Fiscal Court recently slammed the door on the idea of a local unified government. Although the city government of Radcliff formally turned up its nose on the idea and Elizabethtown's council held similar opinions, Fiscal Court’s lopsided 7-2 vote really put the kabosh on the idea — for now at least.

  • Graduation rates on the rise

    TOPIC: Graduation rates
    OUR VIEW: Don't forget the kids left behind

    We are a society that gets hung up a lot on numbers.

    A .300 hitter in baseball, a 25 score on an ACT. A 20-point scorer in basketball, a 90-plus school graduation rate.

    The higher the number, usually the better.

    Recent news of graduation rates among Hardin County and area schools is encouraging news and numbers that bring pride to students, parents, educators and the community as a whole.