• Guthrie provides apt recognition

    TOPIC: Nine medals for U.S. Marine veteran
    Only he knows the true significance

  • Via Colori worth saving

    The canvas has been the streets of Elizabethtown since Via Colori arrived in 2010 to showcase the talents of artists of every skill level.

    Every year a range of artists from all sorts of backgrounds participate. It has been a time of expression and a time to fill downtown as so many have called for over the years.

    The decision to cancel the event last month by the event’s sponsor, the Advocacy & Support Center’s board, is disappointing. 

  • Making a difference in education, nature

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Getting off to a good start is critical in many endeavors. Foremost on that list is education.

    Children who start well typically have better long-term outcomes. They feel better about school and in turn do better.

  • Change in Army care is good for Fort Knox

    ISSUE: Two Community Care Units comings

    OUR VIEW: Army transition meets revised needs

    As the war in Afghanistan draws to a close, the numbers of wounded and ill among our nation’s war fighters has declined. With this reduction, the population of soldiers being treated in the Army’s Warrior Transition Units had fallen from a high of 12,551 in 2008 to 7,070 earlier this month – the lowest since the units were established in 2007.

  • Congress should restore vets' pay

    ISSUE: Reduction in pay increases for veterans
    OUR VIEW: Efforts under way to restore benefits

    Even if cuts to cost-of-living increases for some military veterans are repealed, the damage already is done, and we’re not talking about money.

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 that Congress approved and the president signed included a 1 percent “cut” to future cost of living adjustments to retirement pay for military veterans’ younger than 62.

  • Health risks of e-cigs still hazy

    ISSUE: E-cigarette use in public places
    OUR VIEW: Expanded smoking bans would cut confusion

    In many cities across Kentucky, including Elizabethtown and Radcliff, smokers have been stepping outside public buildings to light up for years.

    But in recent years, vapers have been popping up and puffing away in restaurants, workplaces and other public areas.

  • Motives of giver don’t taint gift

    ISSUE: Bluegrass Pipeline’s grant program
    OUR VIEW: The contributions will help our community

    Individuals, businesses and organizations give money to community organizations for a variety of reasons.

    Whether motivated by guilt or benevolence, pride or compassion, public pressure or community concern, the outcome is the same: Much needed financial support invested  for the betterment of others.

  • Paying respects in word and deed

    Kudos: Praising positives in our community

    Finding Solace through Essay. Following a five-year battle with the disease, John Hardin High School junior Brittany Tooker lost her mother, Joan, to leukemia when Brittany was just 11-years old.

  • Let's clear the air once and for all

    ISSUE: Proposed statewide smoking ban
    OUR VIEW: All Kentuckians should be protected

    In Hardin County and many other Kentucky communities, it now seems bizarre to walk into a store, office or even restaurant and be met with the haze and distinct smell of tobacco smoke.

    In this area, smoking has been banned from public buildings — including all workplaces — for some time. Now, a statewide ban is again under consideration.

  • Quiet leader leaves major local impact

    TOPIC: Death of Bob Wade Sr.
    A leader who led by his example

    Hardin County lost one of its finest leaders last week when Bob Wade Sr. died at age 79.

    He wasn’t an elected official, but the impact he made on Hardin County over the last several decades is immeasurable. For decades to come, the imprint Wade leaves on Hardin County and others will continue to live on.