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Editorials

  • 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

  • Basketball teams provide reasons to smile

    ISSUE: Bluegrass basketball success

    OUR VIEW: Everybody loves a winner

    The love for basketball reaches a frenzy this week.

    Whether you're caught up in the excitement of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers unexpected run in the Sun Belt Tournament or the University of Kentucky's yearlong dominance, college basketball's postseason has plenty to make the state proud.

  • Children need education on prescription drugs

    ISSUE: Keep Kentucky Kids Safe
    OUR VIEW: Message to children needed earlier, more often

    Somewhere, a teenage girl is fretting over her body image and the upcoming ACTs. She’s thinking about how, for her friend, ADHD medication not only kills an appetite but improves focus.

    Somewhere else, an aching student athlete is wondering about the powerful pain medication a relative took after a back injury.

  • Contributing team member

    TOPIC: Buckles scholarship
    OUR VIEW: Giving back always a great thing

    Quite possibly, it may have gone unnoticed to many in Hardin County.

    But there it was, on Page B2 of the Feb. 29 sports section of The News-Enterprise: Norton receives Buckles Scholarship.