• April 12, 2013: Lessons yet to be learned

    ISSUE: Ethics in government
    All have much to learn

    Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer recently was charged with 42 violations of Kentucky’s Code of Ethics. The charges were filed by the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. All together, if the commission determines the violations took place, it can fine Farmer as much as $210,000 and can reprimand him publicly.

  • Feds should act on hemp

    ISSUE: Industrial hemp
    Diversified commercial possibilities


    Following a difficult and bumpy road through the legislative process, Gov. Steve Beshear allowed Senate Bill 50 to become law without his signature. With his less-than-enthusiastic concession, commercial cultivation and the potential for a processing industry for industrial hemp stands a step closer to reality in Kentucky.

  • Safety begins with being alert

    ISSUE: Distracted driving
    Stay focused on the road

    April is National Distracted Driving Month. Evidently, having a whole month to become aware of something that should be at the top of our minds every day is needed. 

    All too many lives are lost every year due to “lack of attention” and it needs to stop. As a society, we should have zero tolerance for motorists who can’t seem to resist multi-tasking while driving.

  • Just look, good news is all around us

    ISSUE: Local celebrations
    A lot of reasons to be happy here

    People who have basements or rooms filled with outdated or unused televisions or electronics now have a place to dispose of them for free, thanks to Hardin County government and sponsors of the annual electronic scrap recycling day.

    The county’s fourth annual event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the AGC Automotive Americas plant at Leitchfield and Ring roads.

  • E'town will pave way for business

    ISSUE: Towne Drive extension
    OUR VIEW: New street addresses retail congestion

    Retailers like traffic. It’s important to be convenient for shoppers. But too much traffic can add frustration to the experience and turn folks away.

  • Rallying behind Kevin Ware, U of L

    ISSUE: U of L player's gruesome injury
    OUR VIEW: Team collects national sentiment

  • Bluegrass bounce

    TOPIC: Basketball in Kentucky
    OUR VIEW: Nobody does it better

    There are eight college basketball teams ready to begin play this weekend in the Final Four for men’s and women’s basketball. Two of them are from the University of Louisville.

    Card Nation is delirious over the possibility of the Cardinals and Lady Cardinals sweeping national crowns.

    Who can blame them?

  • Glad to welcome master's students

    ISSUE: Another masters program locally
    OUR VIEW: Education is on the rise

  • Colorful fun and local honors

    ISSUE: Good news around

    OUR VIEW: Colorful kudos

    The trees in and around Freeman Lake Park in October should be decorated with some bright and stunning colors.

    So will hundreds of runners and walkers who are expected to turn out for the high profile The Color Run. The national and international race billed as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet” is coming to Elizabethtown as part of its 2013 tour. The event begins at 9 a.m. Oct.12 in Freeman Lake Park.

  • The end is a great start

    ISSUE:2013 General Assembly
    OUR VIEW: A bit of fresh air

    “We sent a positive message that we did what our constituents wanted us to do,” Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo said as lawmakers closed this year’s session of the General Assembly in Frankfort.