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Editorials

  • Celebrating basketball, ECTC and USA Cares

    After a few months of posturing and generalizations, Elizabethtown city government has developed a decisive and cohesive plan to assist organizers of a new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in establishing the facility here.
    It also ensures community interests are protected in the process of going from dream to reality.

    The memorandum of understanding with the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches outlines roles and responsibilities of both parties in creating the hall of fame.

  • Red tape: The ties that bind

    ISSUE: Sense of federal overregulation
    OUR VIEW: Businesses deserve balance

    Their concerns varied in specifics related to the speaker's individual business interests. But sorting through the questions, one theme continually emerged among concerns expressed by operators of local businesses: Government over-regulation.

    Participating in a town hall meeting, a few dozen people spent a recent afternoon sharing concerns and inquiries with U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, state Rep. Tim Moore and state Sen. Dennis Parrett.

  • Radcliff demonstrates good stewardship

    ISSUE: Radcliff paving savings
    OUR VIEW: Focused management results in better service

  • Silent sentries

    Issue: Downtown Elizabethtown parking meters
    Our view: There’s life in them yet

    Once upon a time, downtown Elizabethtown was such a hopping place, city leaders installed parking meters to ensure everyone had a chance to visit county offices and patronize the merchants.

    That’s one theory at least.

    Another theory is that way back when, the ogres in City Hall figured out how to make a buck (or at least a nickel) off anybody who had to conduct business with a county office.

  • Agreement is first step in designing park's success

    TOPIC: Sports park operational agreement
    OUR VIEW: More work to be done

    Nine months before its grand opening, the much debated and often controversial E’town Sports Park has an operational agreement in place between city government and the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention Bureau.

    First thought? It’s about time. This should have been tackled by the previous city administration.

  • Share the road and perspective

    The issue: Motorcycle safety
    Our view: All drivers have responsibility to each other

    Whether you drive a motorcycle or an automobile, you have a responsibility to anticipate the hazards and reactions of other drivers.

  • Event today draws attention to danger in community

    ISSUE: Domestic Violence Month
    OUR VIEW: Issue deserving attention

  • Freight bottleneck noted on Elizabethtown's south end

    ISSUE: Trudging through intersection
    OUR VIEW: Study provides tool for change

    The potential to gain business or the threat of losing it often motivates state government to take action. With that in mind, a new national study could provide a tool for improving travel on Elizabethtown’s south side.

  • Involved parents make stronger kids

    ISSUE: Parent involvement
    OUR VIEW: Parents need support

    Parental involvement is key to children’s success in school and extra-curricular activities. Formal research and anecdotal evidence both show that when mom or dad show interest, show support or just show their faces, kids and schools improve.

    Kentucky law recognizes the importance of parental involvement in schools, mandating that parents have representatives on site-based councils and tracking some parent involvement data on annual school report cards.

  • Decisive vote should be met with decisive enforcement

    By a decisive margin, voters in Hardin County’s three largest communities have authorized the expanded sale of alcoholic beverages.

    The local option election Tuesday left no question about the intent and desire of most residents. A 3-to-2 margin held true in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove with every precinct favoring wet over dry.