• Port's legacy reflective of many family stories

    ISSUE: Port’s Legacy event
    OUR VIEW: Relating to a father-son relationship

    In a transparent way, Dr. Doug Wheeler shared with an audience at Historic State Theater last weekend his relationship with his father, the late Port Wheeler. Both humorous and tearful at points, but thought-proving throughout, it was a powerful presentation.

  • Regulated revival

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown Historic Preservation Commission
    OUR VIEW: Move forward, but carefully

    For years, Elizabethtown officials and residents have been working to revive the city’s downtown. A long list of initiatives have included events to drive foot traffic to downtown shops and removing parking meters to increase convenience.

    While acknowledging streetscaping and beautification projects, much of it comes down to appearances.

  • State's alcohol laws need to be studied

    ISSUE: Revision of beverage rules
    OUR VIEW: Confusion here proves task force is needed

    A state task force is being created to simplify Kentucky’s alcoholic beverage laws, which were described in a governor’s announcement as outdated and contradictory.

    If Hardin Countians’ recent experience is any indication, this mission is much needed. The rules are about as clear as Kentucky’s prized barrel-aged bourbon.

  • It still is about people

    ISSUE: Coming together
    OUR VIEW: Helping defines communities

  • Let's look to future at Sports Park

    ISSUE: Sports Park opening
    OUR VIEW: Evaluate it on performance

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park is open and it’s a site to behold.

    Spread across nearly 160 acres, the park features 12 ball diamonds, 12 multipurpose fields, the handicap-friendly Miracle Field, roughly 1,200 parking spaces, three pavilions, a 3.2-mile walking trail, a WiFi tower, an office complex and storage building. It features the latest in athletic lighting, exquisite playing surfaces and even 29 restrooms.

  • County's NACo awards come with benefits

    TOPIC: County's NACo awards
    OUR VIEW: Taxpayer benefits in the awards

    It’s not often anyone or any governing body can say it has been recognized nationally. But we can boast that Hardin County government has been twice.

    Hardin County recently received two Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties.

    How rare is it for a Kentucky county to earn an award like this? Hardin County is one of only two counties in the state to receive an award from NACo this year.

  • Golf club needs permits to battle geese mess

    ISSUE: Birds playing through on the fairway
    OUR VIEW: Grant the hunting permits

    The term “birdie” has a new interpretation at Heartland Golf Club.

    Most people would assume “birdie” is a reference to scoring less than par on a golf hole. That’s true. But at this course on Elizabethtown’s north side, shooting a birdie also could refer to killing a goose.

  • Economic report card shows great promise

    ISSUE: Latest rankings for E'town MSA
    OUR VIEW: Opportunity requires action

  • Warm Blessings takes to the road

    ISSUE: Warm Blessings begins home-deliveried meals
    OUR VIEW: Program provides nourishment, social interaction

    Warm Blessings in Elizabethtown seeks to extend its reach beyond the soup kitchen meal offerings. According to Executive Board Chairwoman Linda Funk, its meal-service organization is recruiting an initial team of five to 10 volunteers who will deliver a warm, prepared meal to elderly and shut-in residents twice weekly across the community.

  • Addressing realities of health-care market

    ISSUE: HMH buys, closes Acute Care
    Free enterprise at work

    There are forces at work in Hardin County — market forces and they are keeping capitalism alive and well.
    Hardin Memorial Health, the county-owned entity that operates Hardin Memorial Hospital among other things, recently purchased Acute Care, an independent urgent care business on Ring Road in Elizabethtown.