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Editorials

  • Locked in conflict

    ISSUE: Detention Center budget

    OUR VIEW: Destined for disagreement

    The situation was destined for trouble from the start.

    It doesn’t matter who the personalities are, it’s the jobs that were bound to conflict with one another sooner or later: judge-executive and jailer, both elected positions.

    County governments run jails and must pay for their operation. But as an elected official, the jailer has some degree of autonomy.

  • Dealing with DUIs

    ISSUE: Recent DUI arrests of public officials
    OUR VIEW: Reaction should be tempered

    What conduct should be expected of a public servant, particularly in their downtime? Are community leaders ever “off duty” in that sense?

    Community expectation may vary but questions have arisen following recent arrests of the school superintendent and a deputy county coroner in LaRue County. In the same week, each was arrested and charged with driving under the influence by the Hodgenville Police Department.

  • Madness of March salvaged UK's season

    TOPIC: UK's basketball season
    OUR VIEW: Season salvaged by late burst

  • As time goes by, issue will fade

    ISSUE: Free theater tickets for city leaders
    OUR VIEW: Avoid appearance of conflict and move on

    This weekend, the Historic State Theater will present “Casablanca,” the famous romantic drama set against the tensions of World War II.

    The song “As Time Goes By” serves as a haunting theme for that film and also could provide an appropriate melodic backdrop for a would-be controversy concerning the local theater.

  • Area students shine in many walks of life

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    CAPITALIZING ON OPPORTUNITY. Micheal Thomas has taken a long and winding road from the baseball fields on University Drive of the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission.

    From a kid who would umpire games to Elizabethtown High School where he was a multi-sport standout, Thomas is now a senior on the nationally ranked University of Kentucky baseball team.

  • Property owners impacted by policy

    ISSUE: Knox Hills broadens customer base
    OUR VIEW: Post housing availability triggers ripple

  • Legislature passes a budget and more

    ISSUE: 2014 General Assembly session
    OUR VIEW: Much accomplished, more to do

    As the biennial budget session of the General Assembly draws to its conclusion, here are some of the notable items that mark legislators’ work.

    They passed a budget and did so during the regular session. For a while, that was a rarity.

  • A changing sports scene

    ISSUE: Unionized future of college athletics
    OUR VIEW: Most student-athletes will not benefit

  • Ensure that candidates qualify

    ISSUE: 18th District state representative's race
    OUR VIEW: Why require a lawsuit to address error?

  • Hendrickson finds a perfect fit

    TOPIC: Hendrickson USA
    OUR VIEW: Commitment comes from both sides

    It may have seemed like it all started for Hendrickson USA with nine shovels digging into dirt last week along North Black Branch Road, but that effort was just an addendum to the work of landing this manufacturing facility.

    The company, which produces suspension systems and various other parts for heavy-duty trucks such as axles, brakes and suspension systems, has taken a long road to Elizabethtown.