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Editorials

  • Heartland Interfaith breaks down barriers

    ISSUE: Heartland Interfaith seminar

    OUR VIEW: Well-timed, important topic

     

    The absence of knowledge many times is a prevalent source of fear. If the veil of the unknown is lifted and realities illuminated, it can make a difference.

  • Heartland Festival deserves devotion needed to succeed

    Bardstown has its Kentucky Bourbon Festival and Paducah has its National Quilt Show. Pikeville has its Hillbilly Days and Owensboro has its International Bar-B-Q Festival. London has its World Chicken Festival and Elizabethtown has its … well, we’re not sure what we’ll have.

    Unfortunately, there is a looming question mark of uncertainty surrounding the future of the Heartland Festival. That’s a shame.

  • HCS wise to pass on food program

    Hardin County Schools has decided to say no to the Community Eligibility Option, part of President Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The federal government program set into motion in December 2010 would have provided a free lunch to all students at qualifying schools in the district.

  • Recycling trailers become focus of community tensions

    ISSUE: Recycling trailer for Radcliff
    OUR VIEW: Confront root issue, not symptom

    Recycling trailers established by Hardin County government provide an option for residents interested in being green.

    After more than four years of quietly serving as drop points for cardboard, newspapers, aluminum cans and some types of plastic bottles, the trailers have become a point of political debate.

  • Good things happen often in our community

    TOPIC: Good news in Hardin County
    OUR VIEW: There is plenty of it

    Caller: How come there’s not more good news in the newspaper?
    Editor: We have plenty of good stories in our community and they are found on the pages of our newspaper.

  • Incorporation is key to acquisition

    Hardin Memorial Health’s decision to purchase Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging could be a win-win for everyone if the right steps are taken to correctly incorporate it into the hospital’s service selections.

    The key is to maintain Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging’s successful history of quality service and short wait times.

    Purchasing a business such as EDI means much more than buying a name or a building. The experience of the staff and the established client expectation of satisfaction also are valued assets.

  • ACT points to progress, need for further work

    TOPIC: Local ACT scores
    OUR VIEW: Still room for improvement

    Like a parent to a child on the academic journey, we say to our local school districts regarding recently released data on ACT scores: You are doing quite well, but let’s continue to strive to do better in the future.

    Certainly all schools in the area could improve on results released earlier this month for juniors, who are mandated to take the test as part of the state’s annual assessments, as well as 2011 graduates who elect to take the test.

  • You could look it up

    ISSUE: Library development
    OUR VIEW: Increased commitment needed

    There’s been a lot of breast-beating lately about Hardin County’s place in the world. We’re tops in income growth and in the top 10 on a number of other lists for quality of life issues, safety and more. There’s a lot to be proud of.

    But there are lists where Hardin County does not rank near the top. In fact, it consistently falls in the bottom 10. Those lists are statistical comparisons of public libraries in Kentucky.

  • Hardin County Schools celebrate alumni success

    The issue: Hardin County Schools honor eight
    Our view: Well-rounded and impressive class

    The 2011 inductees into the Hardin County Schools Distinguished Alumni are as impressive as those who have been honored before them.

  • Avoiding delay

    ISSUE: HCU suggests conditional approval
    OUR VIEW: Advocates act with integrity

    Confusion about a state law that’s the foundation for local talk of government unification came up at Tuesday’s Hardin Fiscal Court meeting.

    Fiscal Court members agreed that residents of all existing cities should have the right to stay as they are. Magistrates reject the idea of any community being forced into a larger unified government by the votes of the county at-large.