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Editorials

  • Elizabethtown confronts delicate part of alcohol law

    ISSUE: Economic hardship declaration
    OUR VIEW: E'town should stick with facts

    Virtually by saying so, Elizabethtown city government can declare the community to be in a state of economic hardship and relax voter-approved restrictions on restaurants serving alcohol.

    A hardship, by definition, is a suffering through a condition that is difficult to endure. If you are unemployed or unemployable in these troublesome economic times, certainly those words can apply.

  • Foundation extends sweet child's smile

    TOPIC: Addison Jo Blair Foundation
    OUR VIEW: Child's legacy just beginning

    The life of Addison Jo Blair was short, but the impact on Hardin County and beyond is vast.

    People who didn’t know her showed up at fundraisers and wore yellow bracelets or offered prayers on her behalf.

    Her brief, difficult battle with neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric cancer that produces tumors in the body and tumor cells in bone marrow, ended in May. When she died, Addison Jo Blair was just 3.

  • Incumbent gets nod by default

    ISSUE: Kentucky's next governor
    OUR VIEW: Beshear is the default choice 

    On Nov. 8, Kentucky voters will be presented with the choice of three candidates who endeavor to lead the commonwealth to a more prosperous future. Although they share a common desire and passion for improving quality of life within the state, the means differ by which they intend to make this overarching goal a reality.

  • Celebrating basketball, ECTC and USA Cares

    After a few months of posturing and generalizations, Elizabethtown city government has developed a decisive and cohesive plan to assist organizers of a new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in establishing the facility here.
    It also ensures community interests are protected in the process of going from dream to reality.

    The memorandum of understanding with the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches outlines roles and responsibilities of both parties in creating the hall of fame.

  • Red tape: The ties that bind

    ISSUE: Sense of federal overregulation
    OUR VIEW: Businesses deserve balance

    Their concerns varied in specifics related to the speaker's individual business interests. But sorting through the questions, one theme continually emerged among concerns expressed by operators of local businesses: Government over-regulation.

    Participating in a town hall meeting, a few dozen people spent a recent afternoon sharing concerns and inquiries with U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, state Rep. Tim Moore and state Sen. Dennis Parrett.

  • Radcliff demonstrates good stewardship

    ISSUE: Radcliff paving savings
    OUR VIEW: Focused management results in better service

  • Silent sentries

    Issue: Downtown Elizabethtown parking meters
    Our view: There’s life in them yet

    Once upon a time, downtown Elizabethtown was such a hopping place, city leaders installed parking meters to ensure everyone had a chance to visit county offices and patronize the merchants.

    That’s one theory at least.

    Another theory is that way back when, the ogres in City Hall figured out how to make a buck (or at least a nickel) off anybody who had to conduct business with a county office.

  • Agreement is first step in designing park's success

    TOPIC: Sports park operational agreement
    OUR VIEW: More work to be done

    Nine months before its grand opening, the much debated and often controversial E’town Sports Park has an operational agreement in place between city government and the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau.

    First thought? It’s about time. This should have been tackled by the previous city administration.

  • Share the road and perspective

    The issue: Motorcycle safety
    Our view: All drivers have responsibility to each other

    Whether you drive a motorcycle or an automobile, you have a responsibility to anticipate the hazards and reactions of other drivers.

  • Event today draws attention to danger in community

    ISSUE: Domestic Violence Month
    OUR VIEW: Issue deserving attention