• Well-defined rules vital to unification debate

    Beginning this week, Hardin County United will make formal presentations to local governments on the subject of unification. The informal organization’s volunteer members also have about two dozen presentations scheduled before civic clubs and community organizations.

    The challenge before them is significant. It was sharply defined when the Radcliff City Council took a stand against the idea before an appointment could be scheduled for a formal presentation.

    It appears unity can be a divisive topic.

  • Jail aggressively responds to suspicions

    The issue: Deputy jailer arrested on bribery charges
    Our view: Two incidents don't mean all is bad

  • Shaken and stirred

    The issue: Local alcohol option vote
    Our view: Recipe has changed

    Like many issues under Kentucky law, the local-option alcohol vote turns out to be a lot less clear than originally thought.

    Yes for Economic Success says approval of the option in Radcliff, Vine Grove and Elizabethtown would benefit economic development by keeping money spent on alcohol in the county and would be another tool in local development arsenals.

  • Let there be football

    The issue: NFL is back
    Our view: At what price?

    After many months of battle between millionaires and billionaires, the NFL is back on track for the 2011 season.

  • Radcliff out in front of potential concern

    It is better to be proactive than reactive.
    Radcliff City Council members realize that and are outlining regulations regarding adult entertainment activities. The council is taking steps in advance of future growth and potential alcohol sales to be considered by local voters on Oct. 4.
    Taking proactive measures to ward off potential problems the community could encounter is one important way a responsible government protects its community and its residents.

  • MWR makes critical decisions

    And the band played on and on.

    Despite the cancellation of southern rock legend Lynyrd Skynyrd for Saturday’s concert at Fort Knox, some quick thinking and a kind gesture made the concert series a hit again.

    About 3,600 fans came out to a free concert featuring the Doobie Brothers and Kansas, the classic rock group which was a last-minute replacement for Lynyrd Skynyrd after the hospitalization of a band member.

  • 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