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Editorials

  • Other school districts hope to mimic HCS

    ISSUE:  Excellence in early childood education

    OUR VIEW: HCS’ North Park serves as an example

    Here’s something you probably learned in kindergarten: Sometimes, it’s difficult to appreciate the full value of what we have until someone else wants it.

    A number of Kentucky school district administrators and teachers want to achieve the excellence provided by the Hardin County Schools’ early childhood education program.

  • Champions in our hearts

    ISSUE:  EHS Lady Panthers finish second at state
    OUR VIEW: Accomplishments will be remembered

  • United Way raises the bar

    TOPIC: United Way campaign
    OUR VIEW: Thanks to everyone, it helps many

    When you sign your United Way of Central Kentucky pledge card each year and check off an amount to give, do you really know who you are helping with your gift?

    It may be a child in an afterschool facility who has what they need because of you and others.

  • School closures are just one step

    ISSUE: Fort Knox school closures

    OUR VIEW: Could signal bigger changes

    In the world of public education, closing or consolidating schools usually is a contentious, emotional process.

    In Defense Department schools, that rarely is the case. Students and families are more likely change schools because they are relocated to another duty station than to deal with the closing of a school.

  • Bill tries to give Rand a hand

    ISSUE: Senate Bill 205 clarifies election law
    OUR VIEW: Beware of this unnecessary legislation

    When it comes to politics, basic words can take on new meanings.

    For example, many are referring to Rand Paul as the frontrunner in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. After he again won a straw poll at the recent conservative caucus event in Washington, Paul described the frontrunner designation as meaning “unlucky.”

  • Big day for strays

    ISSUE: Fort Knox Stray Animal Shelter
    OUR VIEW:
    Directive ends on a happy note

    Chance. It’s certainly a fitting name for the pitbull terrier that was the last animal rescued during a recent and very chaotic Friday at the Fort Knox Stray Animal Shelter. As his name suggests, he has a chance at forever home after a Louisville-based animal rescue service saved him from what could otherwise have been his demise.

  • Don't be distracted by gamefowl talk

    ISSUE: 18th District House race

    OUR VIEW: Don't get distracted by cockfight question

  • In a variety of ways, people are helped

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Dix-E-Town Lanes in Elizabethtown was filled over the weekend with bowlers throwing strikes, spares and gutter balls for a cause: To benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana Bowl for Kids Sake program.

    While the annual undertaking is a major fund-raiser, it also is used to help recruit needed volunteers into the organization. Currently, there are 100 children on a waiting list for adult mentors in Hardin County.

  • Jack Conway put himself above job

    ISSUE: Appeal of same-sex marriage ruling

    OUR VIEW: Attorney general effectively ignores role

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced last week that he won’t pursue an appeal nor request any further stay in response to a decision by a federal judge that Kentucky must recognize lawful same-sex marriages from other states.

    With tearful emotion, Conway called attention to his wife and family saying in this matter he had to make a decision that he and his daughters could be proud of.

  • Neighborhood transformation

    ISSUE: Community garden in Haycraft area
    OUR VIEW: This latest step illustrates extent of progress

    One of Elizabethtown’s oldest neighborhoods slowly but surely has undergone a revival.

    It’s taken a lot of goodwill, elbow grease, municipal commitment and most likely prayer. But the Haycraft neighborhood — just south of downtown near the railroad tracks — has experienced a rebirth of pride over a period of about six years.