• A rare honor for Trojan Band

    TOPIC: NHHS band to Macy's
    OUR VIEW: Band always in select company

    NorthHardin High School’s marching band has a long history of success, whether it be in state competition or in the prestigious Bands of America events in Indianapolis.

    But Wednesday afternoon’s surprise announcement that the marching band will take part in the Thanksgiving Day staple Macy’s Parade in 2015, is just about as good as it can get for a high school band.

  • Learning to live financially

    ISSUE: Financial literacy in high school
    OUR VIEW: Training in critical skills should be mandatory

    In education today, secondary schools put a significant emphasis on preparing students for life after graduation. It’s often expressed as ensuring every child is college- or career-ready.

    That concept creates an ideal definition to focus the educational process. It offers a promise of developing productive individuals and not just people who manage to slip through by meeting minimum graduation requirements.

  • Derby daze

    ISSUE: 140th running of America’s greatest race

    OUR VIEW: Derby is a time to be safe

    The Kentucky Derby is here. What an exciting time it is for all Kentuckians as we celebrate the 140th running of the Great American Race.

    The Derby is a lot more than a horse race at Churchill Downs. The annual festival brings us steamboats and aerial shows, fireworks and the Pegasus Parade. Louisville is abuzz with celebrities and celebrations.

  • Big honors for local students

    KUDOS: Recognizing positives in our community

    The area will be well represented in June at the annual Kentucky-Indiana high school basketball series.

    LaRue County High School senior Ivy Brown was an automatic choice after her selection earlier this spring as Kentucky’s Miss Basketball. She will have the honor of wearing the No. 1 jersey.

  • Work Ready Communities

    ISSUE: Kentucky Work Ready Community certification
    Added value for new employers

    Worker skill certifications are important. Any human resources recruiting executive will confirm this fact. Whether the certification is intended to measure proficiency with soft technological or hard trade-related skills, an employee who has achieved such documented qualification and ability more often than not is viewed more favorably as a potential new employee than those who have none.

  • Honoring Isaiah and Addison Jo

    TOPIC: Legacies of children continue to grow
    OUR VIEW: Work of families serves as inspiration

    Addison Jo Blair was just 3 years old when she died in May 2011 from cancer.

    Isaiah Alonso was 6 when cancer claimed his life in 2010.

    Their courage in the face of nightmarish illness was and continues to be an inspiration. Driven by the legacy of their children, the families still strive daily to better our community.

  • Bevars, HMH, Richardson get their due with honors

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    During his high school coaching career, former North Hardin High School boys’ basketball coach Ron Bevars won 805 games and led the Trojans to 12 state tournament appearances, including a state runner-up finish.

    In Wyoming this summer, he will receive the honor of being inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame at Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole in recognition of a long and successful coaching career.

  • Ring Road extension will lead to growth

    ISSUE: Approval of state highway projects
    OUR VIEW: Ring Road extension will stir growth

    A $4.45 million commitment in the road plan can be seen as a vote of confidence for Hardin County and an investment in continued development.

  • Putting people, property at risk

    ISSUE: Wind-whipped wildfire burns 100 acres
    OUR VIEW: Dangerous, but preventable, event

  • Swope family serves community

    ISSUE: Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award
    OUR VIEW: Commitment is a Swope family endeavor

    At the annual Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner this week, Bob Swope and Carl Swope received the 2014 Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award. It is the same award their father, Bill Swope, received in 2003 as the first such honoree of the Lincoln Heritage Council-Boy Scouts of America.