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Editorials

  • Saying goodbye and thanks to Gatewood Galbraith

    ISSUE: The passing of a Kentucky original
    OUR VIEW: Remember his passion and caring 

    Saying Gatewood Galbraith was an interesting man is like saying if the economy were better more people would be employed. At an absolute minimum, Gatewood was interesting but he also was much more.

  • Trying to stand without keystone

    ISSUE: Death of Bob Imel
    OUR VIEW: Foundations are hard to replace

    Bob Imel's life was one of serving and his impact in Hardin County has been felt for years and will be for many years to come.

    Imel died Dec. 30 in Bowling Green. He was 71.

    He was the first executive director of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity. He was part of the foundation for the organization that stands tall today in building and repairing homes in the area.

  • Proactive approach needed in alcohol policy

    ISSUE: Alcohol banned from public property
    OUR VIEW: Elizabethtown ordinance warrants review

    It’s been two years since the Elizabethtown City Council tabled its conversation about relaxing alcohol restrictions at Pritchard Community Center, leaving in place a full ban of alcohol on city-owned property.

  • State status for UPike proposed at bad time

    ISSUE: Proposal to add UPike to state system
    OUR VIEW: Don't add to funding burden now

    It’s easy to understand interest in improving educational opportunities in the eastern Kentucky coal fields. Nothing impacts the potential for success in life quite like education. It’s value is immeasurable.

  • Money matters to dominate legislature

    ISSUE: 2012 Kentucky General Assembly
    OUR VIEW: Session loaded with daunting tasks

  • 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.