• Commerce Department says this community is tops

    The issue: Personal income growth
    Our view: News will bring more prosperity.

    We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1!

    Feels good to say that, don’t you think?

    The statistics bear it out. The local Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hardin and LaRue counties, holds the No. 1 spot in personal income growth from 2009 to 2010.

    In fact, the Elizabethtown MSA was the only region in the country to experience double-digit growth at 10.1 percent.

  • County steps up

    TOPIC: Good news in area
    OUR VIEW: Job well done

  • Sonora pays tribute to town's veterans

    The issue: Sonora Veterans Memorial
    Our view: A fitting community tribute 

    Two of the most meaningful words in the world are “thank you.” When said with sincerity and deep appreciation those words can erase pain, boost morale and uplift entire communities.

    Some patriotic and grateful residents of Sonora are giving deeply felt thanks to hometown heroes by creating a Veterans Memorial Park.

  • County's surplus can be traced to Berry's commitment

    The issue: Hardin County's fiscal surplus
    Our view: Top-down accountability pays 

  • Chuck Campbell leaves legacy with his students

    Years after students have cleared out of their high schools and life has taken them in various directions, reflecting on the people who impacted their lives is natural.

    For students who found their way into band, Chuck Campbell touched many lives in Hardin and Clark counties.

    The former band director at North Hardin High School, East Hardin High School and George Rogers Clark High School died July 30 in Nashville after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 70.

    Campbell’s love for music and people won’t be forgotten.

  • 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.