• Charting a course for change at HMH

    ISSUE: Politics and hospital finances
    A change could be in the offing

    After years of sizable profits, the financial picture at Hardin Memorial Hospital has changed drastically with back-to-back annual losses of more than $5 million each.

    During this political season, the hospital has become a key talking point.

  • ECTC recognizes best of its very best

    ISSUE: ECTC’s Distinguished Alumni recognition
    OUR VIEW: Education enriches and enhances lives

    After Monday night’s ceremony, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College now officially has 92 distinguished alumni.

  • Reducing costs and offering aid

    ISSUE: Community Labor Program introduced
    OUR VIEW: A solution that serves community

    When county government saves money, everyone wins and when that money-saving effort also produces a benefit, it’s that much better.

  • Handling move with all respect

    ISSUE: Relocation of abandoned cemetery
    OUR VIEW: Delicate decision to move graves

    Time marches forward. And with it, progress and development as well. What once was present is replaced by something new, but only for a period of time. What we see today is likewise to be one day replaced in this ongoing cycle.

  • Blazing trails for 4 decades

    ISSUE: Greenspace celebrates 40 years
    OUR VIEW: Organization enhances quality of life

    Before the U.S. 31W Bypass and before the construction of Ring Road, before the Pritchard Community Center and before Towne Mall, a group of local residents had a goal.

  • Building blocks of our future

    ISSUE: Innovation Network’s 100 Ideas of N.O.W.
    OUR VIEW: Opportunities matter to entire community

    Progress requires innovation. Business thrives upon it. And our community will grow with the development of healthy businesses.

  • Groups making a true impact

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Lincoln Trail Elementary School recently celebrated its partnership with Project Fit America. Thanks to support of the Hardin Memorial Foundation, students at the school on the east side of Elizabethtown are able to enjoy new ways toward wellness.

  • Radcliff council reflected voters

    TOPIC: New council member in Radcliff
    OUR VIEW: City council made a logical decision

    The death last month of longtime Radcliff City Councilman Don Shaw put the council in a precarious position as it moved forward to find a replacement to serve out the term, which ends Dec. 31.

  • When danger goes to school

    THE ISSUE: Violence at Fern Creek High School
    OUR VIEW: Preparedness and prevention needed

    Dangers that exist in society sometimes enter our schools.

    Once considered a safe haven for children, the level of violence and the frequency of incidents in schools can be alarming.

  • People make the difference


    The Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival has become so popular over the last 15 years that many who visit plan much of their life around the annual event in the tiny northern Hardin County town.