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Editorials

  • Too many to count

    ISSUE: Thanksgiving Day
    OUR VIEW: This great nation is blessed

    It’s here again, Thanksgiving Day. A date on the calendar of our lives on which we are to individually and collectively reflect upon and give thanks for all that is meaningful to us. A day set aside to recognize the blessings we too often overlook and take for granted the other 364 days of the year.

    It seems again this year, though, there’s more an attitude of discontent than thankfulness among many in the nation.

  • Remembering Honest Abe and the local Memorial

    ISSUE: Lincoln Memorial centennial
    OUR VIEW: Recalling the past with thanks

    The 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial in LaRue County serves as a reminder of a precious part of our heritage.

    Too often in the hussle of life, the past gets pushed aside. No history is more precious to America than Abraham Lincoln and no story resonates with the entire world quite like his.

  • Welcome home requires more than ceremonies

    ISSUE: Soldiers returning from combat
    OUR VIEW: Time and understanding needed

    Fort Knox and the community at large celebrated with soldiers’ families Thursday as an advance team of 57 returned from deployment in Afghanistan.

    The return of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division is a long-awaited event. Over the next several weeks, more than 3,400 soldiers will return with the task to be complete by January.

  • Pine Valley's future is not a city matter

    ISSUE: Pine Valley foreclosure
    OUR VIEWNot a city government issue

  • 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.”