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Editorials

  • Plenty of summer educational opportunities in area

    TOPIC: Summer educational opportunities
    OUR VIEW: Learning never takes a break

    School has been out of session for only a few weeks, but the opportunity to learn and keep a mind sharp is available for the taking.

    A handful of learning camps for various ages provide youngsters to broaden their knowledge. The opportunity to learn never takes a summer break.

  • Festivals and fun abound locally

    ISSUE: Summer is festival season in Hardin County
    OUR VIEW:
    Get out and enjoy the community

    Ahhh, it’s summer in Hardin County and time to celebrate.

    What makes life in Hardin County so much fun is the numerous festivals and events every year. The smell of barbecue, hot dogs, waffle cones and other delectables is common during the summer months throughout the local communities.

    Summer Blast in Radcliff and BBQ, Blues & Bikes got a jump on the season and set a high standard.

  • Marking success by anniversaries

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Through a day-long schedule of special activities today at its Radcliff and Louisville campuses, McKendree University celebrates for decades of helping adult and nontraditional students in Kentucky further their education.

    Founded in Lebanon, Illinois, in 1828, then McKendree College had very humble beginnings in Hardin County.

    After starting up classes in Louisville in the late 1973, local classes began to be offered through the U.S. Army’s Elizabethtown recruiting station.

  • $3 million is a lot of money

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown’s tourism revenue
    OUR VIEW: Elected officials should have more say

    You may remember the headline: Restaurant, hotel taxes exceed $3 million.

    Now that’s a lot of money. And while it’s all taxes pulled from folks staying the night in local hotels or buying prepared meals at any restaurant, deli or hamburger stand in Elizabethtown, that big pot of tax revenue has little oversight from elected officials.

  • United Way's united effort

    ISSUE: United Way of Central Kentucky
    OUR VIEW: Focused approach will have an impact

    The regional challenge is sobering. Consider the statistics. Across the five-county area served by United Way of Central Kentucky, one in six individuals lives in poverty. For children, the ratio is even more problematic with one in four at or below the poverty level.

    According to United Way, that ratio equates to some 13,000 children who struggle with getting their basic needs met.

  • Another economic option

    ISSUE: North Hardin Economic Development Authority
    OUR VIEW: Looking at another option to explore

    It’s been recommended the North Hardin Economic Development Authority be dissolved. The recommendation came from the North Hardin Economic Development Authority and has been accepted by Radcliff city government.

    Funded by county and city government, the decision will save taxpayers a combined $50,000.

  • Morrison leaves a lasting legacy

    TOPIC: Bobby Morrison's life of service
    OUR VIEW: He invested by giving, helping others

    At the heart of Robert “Bobby” Morrison was a passion to serve and help others.

    That’s why his recent death is felt in many aspects of life in LaRue County. At 88 years of age, Morrison lived a full life and his devotion toward friends and strangers alike is what many will remember the most.

  • On their personal pursuit of perfection

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    AGAINST THE ODDS. Perfect school attendance is a goal some students set for themselves at the outset of a new school year. But not all achieve this worthwhile and ambitious objective. Illness, accident or other challenges that cannot be overcome often stand in the way.

    These obstacles were no match, however, for two recent local high school graduates. With uncommon persistence and determination, they found ways to beat the odds and never missed a day of class. Not one day, ever.

  • Feeling safe here at home

    ISSUE: Kentucky’s 50 Safest Cities
    OUR VIEW:
    There’s no place like home

    The recognition likely comes as little surprise to residents who live in four neighboring cities within our region, but it is great recognition nonetheless.

    For these folks, the fact their hometown appears among the latest group of the top 50 safest places to live in the state underscores what they already know to be true. There really is no place like home.

  • Remembering ‘People’s Mayor’

    TOPIC: Tribute to Mayor Tim Walker
    OUR VIEW: His short time left big impact

    It doesn’t seem like 364 days have passed since we received the shocking news that Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Wal­ker died of a heart attack.