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Editorials

  • Everyone must deal with bullying problem

    Bullying today is not about pranks or double dog dares or even threats of a recess fight. In our rapidly changing world, bullying has became such a problem that many states are addressing the issue with legislation targeting offenders and often parents.

  • Johnson inspires from local museum

    ISSUE: Museum remembers Vanley Johnson
    OUR VIEW: Learn from our past in this new year

    Because of his death in 1954, the world never would know it, but Vanley Johnson did have the right stuff.

    Part of the greatest generation, he became a heroic pilot who served in two wars and was teaching other pilots when he died. Smoke suddenly appeared in the cockpit and despite their best efforts, the crew was unable to find its way to a nearby airport.

  • Great expectations

    ISSUE: New Year is here
    OUR VIEW: Keep momentum going

    Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. — Hal Borland

  • Brisk beer business reminds us to be responsible

    TOPIC: Beer sales
    OUR VIEW: With sales comes immense responsibility
    Store owners who have been selling beer the last few weeks use terms such as “brisk,” “steady” and “good” to describe sales.
    Beer is in coolers and in aisles. Signs occupy store fronts and decorate cooler windows.
    Alcohol is for sale, or soon will be, in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove. An overwhelming October vote sent businesses scurrying for licenses.

  • Food bank makes notable advances

    ISSUE: Feeding America's leadership change
    OUR VIEW: Program's success is praiseworthy

    Gary Miles says he feels it’s time to slow down a bit, relax and enjoy his other life interests. After more than 13 years as executive director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, Miles retires Jan. 1 and will pass along the reigns of leadership at the food bank.

  • Connecting the dots

    ISSUE: Green Dot intervention program
    OUR VIEW: Reminding us to assist others

  • Honorable actions

    ISSUE: Helping some, honoring others
    OUR VIEW: All deserve kudos

  • Tebow's success attracts load of unwarranted criticism

    ISSUE: Tim Tebow and faith
    OUR VIEW: Shame on critics

  • HCS considers drug and alcohol policy change

    ISSUE: Hardin County School drug and alcohol policy change
    OUR VIEW: Shortened suspensions benefit students, schools

    In June, the Hardin County Schools Board of Education is expected to revisit possible changes to the district’s drug and alcohol policy.

    District officials want to shorten suspensions of first offenders who possess, use or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at school or a school event, intending for students to spend more time in the classroom.

  • U.S. forces leave Iraqis to settle many questions

    ISSUE: End of the war in Iraq.
    OUR VIEW: Accomplishing what we were asked to do