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Editorials

  • Holiday bargain hunting brings out the crowds

    ISSUE: Black Friday shopping
    OUR VIEW: You’d better have a plan

    Annually, shoppers have lined up outside stores, putting their backs to a predawn November chill, waiting for the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season.

  • Making note of some good going on

    TOPIC: Good effort and good deeds
    OUR VIEW: Many rewarded for hard work

    When Central Hardin High School ventured to Indianapolis last week to compete in the nationally renowned Bands of America competition, the marching Bruins left with high hopes.

    The band also left Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, as one of the premier bands in the competition. Bands competed from as far away as Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas, and Central Hardin managed to advance into the semifinals of the competition.

  • ECTC-WKU agreement offers new opportunity

    ISSUE: Colleges create joint admission
    OUR VIEW: It makes sense for all 

    A joint admissions agreement between Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University offers benefits for both institutions and, more importantly, for local learners.

    Students have much to gain from this measure signed last week after months of preparation, planning and cooperation. The agreement is a clear sign that both schools have their focus on a central goal of serving students.

  • Penn State situation should concern all adults

    ISSUE: Penn State scandal
    OUR VIEW: It wasn’t about Joe 

    Adults have a responsibility to provide for and protect children. The innocent depend on us to keep them fed, to keep them warm and, most of all, to keep them safe.

    As a society, the implication is broader. The community as a whole has a responsiblity for all children. It may be a cliché, but the undeniable truth is that our existence tomorrow lies within the children of today.

  • Vital information is just moments away

    ISSUE: Public notification system
    OUR VIEW: Service is important, affordable

    Information is critical to all important decisions.

    It’s absolutely vital in emergency situations.

    A new service offered by Hardin County Emergency Management will help dispense information rapidly and alert all residents to disaster response efforts and safety advice.

  • Fatally flawed: Court secrecy endangers the innocent

    ISSUE: Access to DCBS records
    OUR VIEW: One small step in the right direction

    For a second time in a year, a Kentucky court has ordered the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to unseal records related to the deaths of children. Sought by newspapers, the cabinet has fought tooth and nail to keep the records under wraps.

    And once again, a judge has decried the cabinet’s “culture of secrecy.”

  • Dollar for the Dukes shows tangible thanks

    Soon, thousands of soldiers will end a year-long deployment to Afghanistan and return to Fort Knox. Area residents have a unique opportunity to make them feel especially welcomed home.

    Dollars for the Dukes, a fundraising campaign of The Duke Association, a nonprofit and nonpolitical group of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Knox, continues through Nov. 21 and possibly through the end of the month.

  • Criticism bounces off Gov. Beshear, sticks to Williams

    ISSUE: Williams’ remarks concerning Hindu ceremony
    OUR VIEW: A poor political tactic that backfired

    Sen. David Williams certainly received considerable attention across the state during the waning days of the campaign for governor, perhaps even across the nation in some circles.

  • College conference shuffle is a dash for cash

    ISSUE: Conference realignments
    OUR VIEW: At what price?

    The only thing not confusing in all of the shuffling and possible shuffling of NCAA schools into different conferences is that the University of Hawaii has no interest in joining the depleted Big East Conference. The captivating soap opera “As the Schools Turn” has seen some interesting changes in just the last few weeks.

  • Making a difference takes minutes today

    ISSUE: Voter turnout
    OUR VIEW: County's influence on the line

    Hardin County can gain the attention of the entire state today. It’s going to take cooperation from motivated individuals to make it happen.

    And you have to take action before 6 p.m.

    This is Election Day. Six statewide races are being conducted and, generally, the general election is being overlooked.