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Editorials

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  • Authorities, market should fight animal cruelty

    ISSUE: Suspected puppy mill in Vine Grove
    OUR VIEW: Dogs' conditions unacceptable

    When authorities investigated a call about about possible animal cruelty last week at a mobile home in Vine Grove, they found more than 100 dogs living in cramped quarters and unsanitary conditions.

    A husband and wife, who police suspect were selling the dogs, each face 103 counts of second-degree animal cruelty.

  • Kids in foster care deserve better transition to adulthood

    ISSUE: Foster-care transition bill
    OUR VIEW: Offers a better future for kids

    While some 18-year-olds might be well-prepared for self-sufficiency as young adults, most of us would agree many aren’t.

  • Silence on licenses lets questions fester

    ISSUE: Awarding of liquor licenses
    OUR VIEW: State should explain itself

    As liquor licenses are put to use and package stores begin appearing in Hardin County's largest cities, it brings to mind an unanswered question in this ongoing cultural change.

    Questions regarding conflicts of interest were raised when Radcliff City Council members, past and present, sought licenses. The spouse of another council member also was an applicant.

  • ExCEL Award honorees set the pace in education

    ISSUE: ExCEL Award winners
    OUR VIEW: Standout teachers earned their praise

    The annual ExCEL Award process identifies and honors innovative, enthusiastic teachers who are making a difference in education. The award and taking some time to celebrate the winners’ success has become tradition in this region.
    ExCEL, which is sponsored by WHAS-TV, LG&E and Kentucky Utilities, stands for Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership. Recently, a teacher from each of three local school districts was honored with the award.

  • Radcliff looks to quit One Knox

    ISSUE: Funding for One Knox
    OUR VIEW: Organization must clarify its current mission

    Radcliff City Council members have indicated they’ll vote to pull out of One Knox, reducing the program’s funding, when they meet today.

    Council members have questioned the value of One Knox, now that changes on post set in motion by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure are complete.

  • New monument honors 118 ultimate sacrifices

    ISSUE: Memorial remembers fallen soldiers
    OUR VIEW: Honoring heroism and personal sacrifice

    As early spring winds blew and sunshine warmed the day, family members, friends and soldiers gathered together near the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division common area on post at Fort Knox. Those assembled came from different locations and with different backgrounds, but shared a common purpose on that solemn day recently.

  • Policies should be set by elected officials

    ISSUE: Alcohol policy at Sports Park
    OUR VIEW: City expected to decide, not defer

  • More than a sign

    In history, what starts out clear can over time devolve into shades of gray. Memories become less sure. One theory carries more weight than another. New generations bring fresh perspectives. And sometimes, rules change.

    Now, 150 years removed, a question arises: Was what happened in Elizabethtown on Christmas 1862 a battle deserving of official recognition or is it more rightly called a skirmish?

    The answer is clear as mud: It depends.

  • Encouraging legislators to ban sale of synthetic drugs

    ISSUE: Outlawing synthetic drugs
    OUR VIEW: HB 481 should be approved