• No-texting law needs more teeth

    ISSUE: Regulation aims to curb texting while driving
    OUR VIEW: Penalty points do nothing without enforcement

  • Well-deserved honor for Schiller

    ISSUE: EPD has top chief

    OUR VIEW: Schiller making an impact

    In two years as Elizabethtown’s police chief, Tracy Schiller has made a lasting impression on the city he serves.

    Schiller has pushed the department forward by starting several programs such as the permanent prescription drug takeback disposal site, annual open house events, a K-9 unit, development of department chaplains, a Teen Citizens Police class and a Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

  • Chasing parents

    ISSUE: Child support collection
    OUR VIEW: New approach has value

    There are many ways to track down owed child support.

    Income tax refunds and lottery winnings can be intercepted. Driver’s and professional licenses can be suspended. Non-paying parents can face jail time, too.

  • Senate campaign survival guide

    ISSUE: U.S. Senate campaign
    OUR VIEW: Hang on

    In a famous movie line, Bette Davis said, “Fasten your selt belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.”

  • Denying green for The Color Run

    ISSUE: No tourism money for Color Run
    Decision does not diminish event

  • Sense of community shines through

    ISSUES: School supply drives, Cecilia Days
    Great end-of-summer traditions

    Depending on the school system, it’s day No. 4 or 5 of a fresh, new year full of potential.

    At this point, students are settling into their routines, getting use to rising before the sun, finding their classes just fine and taking pride in completing those first assignments.

  • Proposed pipeline creates entanglement

    ISSUE: Bluegrass Pipeline proposal
    OUR VIEW: No simple solution in sight

    Plans to develop the Bluegrass Pipeline to transport 200,000 gallons or more of natural gas liquids through the area have raised some alarm and some alarmists.

    With information flowing at the speed of the Internet, sometimes it’s difficult to tell which is which.

  • Alternative birth center fails to demonstrate need

    ISSUE: State rejects birthing center request
    OUR VIEW: Process requires proving need

    After examining a business plan, taking testimony from opponents and advocates and analyzing all that data, the state review panel rejected a certificate of need application for the Visitation Birth and Family Wellness Center proposed for Elizabethtown.

  • Make enjoyment a goal for school

    ISSUE: Back to school

    OUR VIEW: Here’s hoping everyone is ready

    You know summer is winding down when you start seeing back-to-school ads in the paper. Yes, we’ve had an eventful summer but now it’s time to get back to the books.

  • Another black eye for pro baseball

    TOPIC: Baseball's crackdown on drugs
    OUR VIEW: Disappointing that game is hit hard again

    Baseball has been facing a 110 mile per hour fastball the last several months and has struck out — again.

    Coming as part of the scandal involving Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, Monday's announcement that 13 players were suspended delivered yet another black eye to a sport that has been pummeled over the years.