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Editorials

  • Can it hurt to talk about something new?

    The issue: Unification proposal
    Our view: Full participation is ideal

    No one’s ever been injured by an idea.

    At this point, the concept of unified government in Hardin County is nothing more than an idea.

  • Support the Safer 65 construction concept

    The issue: Improvements to Interstate 65
    Our view:
    Continue to push the idea

    At the state’s current pace, Interstate 65 will be under construction for another 15 to 20 years at an estimated cost of $587 million.
     

    That’s a frustrating and unnecessarily expensive process.

  • Postal Service changes are understandable, not welcomed

    The inscription found on the General Post Office in New York City at 8th Avenue and 33rd Street is “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” commonly misidentified as the mail carriers’ creed, describes our faith in the  United States Postal Service.
    But necessary budget cuts may impede from where letters and parcels can be mailed.

  • Hungry children need our help

    TOPIC: Backpack Program
    OUR VIEW: Don't let our county's children go without

    School begins today around Hardin County.

    That means some children will bounce into school with excitement, others with apprehension and tears.

    Others — too many children — will finish the short school week not knowing if they will have enough food to sustain themselves until school next week.

  • Forbes tells world what we already knew

    Dow Corning and Gates Rubber have known it for more than a generation. WL Plastics, UPS Supply Chain Solutions and soon Uflex Industries are proving that it’s still true. Sun Tan City and iPay Technologies were born here because of the truth of what Forbes magazine is sharing with the world.
    This area is a great place to do business.
    That applies to retailers, restaurants and real estate professionals as well as the manufacturing community.

  • HMH partnership aids improvement

    ISSUE: Hospital seeks to improve service and perception
    OUR VIEW: Partnership can help increase hospital value

  • Rev up the engine with downtown fun

    The issue: Cruisin' the Heartland
    Our view: Accomplishing its goal

    Ladies and gentlemen, start the engine. The engine of redevelopment in downtown Elizabethtown, that is.

    The return this weekend of the immensely successful Cruisin’ the Heartland is another opportunity to remember yesteryear, the music, the dances, seeing movies at the State Theater and admiring the cars. It’s an opportunity to walk downtown’s streets, admire the architecture and mingle with friends and neighbors.

  • New school year brings new opportunity

    The issue: New school year
    Our view: There's work for everyone

    Summer break is over and it is time to get down to the business of education.

    A new school year means a blank slate for students, but also parents, teachers and school administrators at all levels. Gearing up with the right supplies gets the year off to a good start.

  • Vine Grove demonstrates proactive sense of duty, fun

    The issue: Vine Grove's recent actions
    Our view: City focuses on quality of life

  • It takes a village

    When a Kentucky native and now Utah real estate developer announced plans to invest $4.5 million into Radcliff Village to develop more usable square footage, a burst of enthusiasm enveloped Radcliff. We welcome new destination shops and dining variety in Radcliff and believe announcement of economic development is a significant signal for all of Hardin County.
     

    Radcliff Village will set a new standard for the city and county. Perhaps it’s time other retail space developers look at how they’re positioned to serve the needs of Hardin County.