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Editorials

  • Merge goals, not bankrolls

    ISSUE: Promotion of Elizabethtown Sports Park director
    OUR VIEW: While unifying parks, keep accounting separate

  • General optimism

    ISSUE: Predictions about Fort Knox’s future
    OUR VIEW: Post commander offers optimism

    With a community reliant on Fort Knox as one of its economic engines, business leaders are pleased to welcome Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs’ optimistic outlook.

  • Getting in the faces of solicitors

    ISSUE: Door-to-door solicitors
    OUR VIEW:
    New EPD policy is right step

    Thanks go to Chief Tracy Schiller and the Elizabethtown Police Department for tightening policies regarding door-to-door solicitors.

    Yes, every once in awhile it is nice to have someone knock on your door and offer to vacuum your house. That is if you have enough strength to say no to the $1,000 vacuum cleaner they are trying to sell you.

  • Recognition for special folks

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

  • 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