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Editorials

  • Progress being made on downtown revival

    ISSUE: Revitalization forums
    OUR VIEW: Another tangible step toward a thriving downtown

    A recent forum to facilitate discussion of ideas for the revitalization of downtown Elizabethtown was a successful and fruitful gathering. More importantly, it represented another tangible step forward in the city’s plan to breathe new life and opportunity into the district.

  • Bands, sports teams make community proud

    TOPIC: Students excelling
    OUR VIEW: Success comes in bunches

    Whether it was on a field of play in a band competition or on a gymnasium floor, this area has had plenty to stand up and cheer about in the last few weeks from high school students.

    It is a slim percentage of high school students who can claim they are state champions, but the LaRue County High School marching band is in that rare company.

  • Remembering a sterling life

    Another legend has left us. Last week, the Elizabethtown community bid farewell to one of its most beloved educators, Mrs. Lottie Robinson. Mrs. Robinson and her husband dedicated their lives to education, but not just historical events or mathematical equations. The Robinsons provided an education in culture, character, etiquette, work ethic and personal growth. They didn’t want to just touch lives; they wanted to change them.

  • NHHS shares information, defends against rumors

    ISSUE: School handling of potential threat
    OUR VIEW: Sharing facts is the right response

    When a note was found specifying Friday as the day of a potential threat at North Hardin High School, school officials found themselves balancing obligation to protect students and the necessity of minimizing disruption.

    A key part of North Hardin's plan was to communicate.

  • To infinity and beyond

    TOPIC: Infinite Campus Portal
    OUR VIEW: Parents have a link to child's academics

    With a username and password, parents have a quick click into the academic lives of their children with Infinite Campus.

    Parents quickly can connect to the campus portal to see where their child’s academic standing is in each class, how they performed on a recent test, the class schedule for the entire school year and if there are any unexpected absences.

  • Cecilia school delay is unnecessary

    ISSUE: School site in Cecilia
    OUR VIEW: Dispute only will delay project

    A 600-student elementary school in Cecilia is needed for several reasons.

  • Good news in the headlines

    TOPIC: Do-gooders abound
    OUR VIEW: Many focus on helping others

    OK, maybe it didn’t come with someone screaming, “Move that truck!” but the recently completed makeover of the American Red Cross office in Elizabethtown is something to celebrate and applaud the United Way of Central Kentucky and area businesses for their work.

    Six area businesses joined for parts of a week, volunteering their time and money to makeover the Red Cross building.

  • Elizabethtown confronts delicate part of alcohol law

    ISSUE: Economic hardship declaration
    OUR VIEW: E'town should stick with facts

    Virtually by saying so, Elizabethtown city government can declare the community to be in a state of economic hardship and relax voter-approved restrictions on restaurants serving alcohol.

    A hardship, by definition, is a suffering through a condition that is difficult to endure. If you are unemployed or unemployable in these troublesome economic times, certainly those words can apply.

  • Foundation extends sweet child's smile

    TOPIC: Addison Jo Blair Foundation
    OUR VIEW: Child's legacy just beginning

    The life of Addison Jo Blair was short, but the impact on Hardin County and beyond is vast.

    People who didn’t know her showed up at fundraisers and wore yellow bracelets or offered prayers on her behalf.

    Her brief, difficult battle with neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric cancer that produces tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow, ended in May. When she died, Addison Jo Blair was just 3.

  • Incumbent gets nod by default

    ISSUE: Kentucky's next governor
    OUR VIEW: Beshear is the default choice 

    On Nov. 8, Kentucky voters will be presented with the choice of three candidates who endeavor to lead the commonwealth to a more prosperous future. Although they share a common desire and passion for improving quality of life within the state, the means differ by which they intend to make this overarching goal a reality.