• Local teachers earn statewide recognition

    ISSUE: Ashland Teacher Achievement Awards

    OUR VIEW: Area honored by recipients

    The Central Kentucky education community has reason to be proud of its teachers yet again. The Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. recently named 24 teachers recipients of 2014 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. Two of the 24 honorees teach in local schools.

  • Ron Bevars leaves more than victories

    ISSUE: Ron Bevars steps down at North Hardin
    More than an outstanding basketball coach

  • Passing out some praise

    ISSUE: Acknowledging contributions
    OUR VIEW: Distributing a few kudos

  • Area schools on the move with recent test scores

    ISSUE: Test scores

    OUR VIEW: Numbers matter to a degree

    We live in a numbers society. You gauge how good a basketball player is by a scoring average. How much money you and I may bring home on our paychecks is another indicator of professional success or maybe the number that matters most is where your favorite college football team may be ranked.

    It holds true with the state numbers that come out regarding the testing of our local students. The higher the number the better.

  • Leadership shutdown

    ISSUE: Federal government shuttered
    OUR VIEW: Demand leadership and governance

    As the government shutdown reaches Day 11 with a federal debt crisis looming next week, many Americans are frustrated, angry and even embarrassed about the impasse.

    Here’s another view to consider: We deserve the incompetent government we have.

  • Drafting new rules for wastewater

    ISSUE: Extension of wastewater treatment
    OUR VIEW: Establishing reasonable rules

    Treated public water now flows along rights of way on more than 90 percent of roads in Hardin County. This vital commodity is at the doorstep of most every local resident.

    Extending waterlines throughout Hardin County has been a boon to development. Residential subdivisions have been built in rural corners of our community that otherwise would be unlikely if not impossible.

  • Prep golf success nothing new to area

    TOPIC: High school golf success
    Area golfers shine when the pressure is on

    When it comes to the game of high school golf in Hardin County and the surrounding area, success has been par for the course for many years.

  • Synergy for dessert and other kudos

    ISSUE: Special community accomplishments
    OUR VIEW: Praise begins at dinner table

    A recent dinner offered a full plate of very good things, including the food.

    About 100 diners attended the state Department of Agriculture’s fourth Kentucky Proud Farm-to-Table at Tony York’s on Main in Glendale.

    The event is designed to showcase Kentucky products, a goal it accomplished in a tasty fashion. The fourth such effort in the state, the Hardin County event was the most successful so far.

  • Time to reassess downtown direction

    ISSUE: Future of downtown Elizabethtown
    OUR VIEW: Awaiting a vision and a plan

    With the recent resignation of Heath Seymour as executive director of the Heritage Council, perhaps it is time to consider what the taxpayers’return on investment has been with regard to downtown development.

  • Realigning money to realign roads

    ISSUE: Relocation of Cardinal Drive
    OUR VIEW: A sensible and thrifty plan

    As work continues on Patriot Parkway, a new connector road between Elizabethtown and Radcliff, state Transportation Cabinet officials find the project coming in under budget and plan to apply that surplus toward another important adjacent road need.