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Editorials

  • Coalition addresses issues faced by military families

    The issue: Military Outreach Coalition
    Our view: Red Cross addresses need

    The United States is not alone in its War on Terror, as we often hear about coalition forces fighting side by side with American troops battling bad guys around the world.

  • Hardin County remembers

    The topic: Hardin County's 9/11 Memorial
    Our view: It's a community monument

    Few American tragedies have been as chilling as the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Now, nearly 10 years after thousands of lives were taken on American soil, we have an opportunity in Hardin County to always remember and honor those lives with a memorial at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

  • Time to get busy

    ISSUE: Recreational activities
    OUR VIEW:
    Much to see and do

  • Get ready to enjoy the Hardin County Fair

    Who’s ready for some good clean family fun?

    The summer tradition of carnival rides, funnel cakes and animal exhibits is about to get under way as the 2011 Hardin County Fair and Horse Show opens Monday.

    The Fair Board has worked hard in planning another fun-filled week, jam-packed with activities and entertainment for folks of all ages. These volunteers are to be commended for making the fair a unique, entertaining experience that is diverse and inviting.

  • Celebrate the local employment picture

    The issue: Local employment
    Our view: Cheer about the report

    Often, the community bemoans bad news but seldom does it celebrate good news.

    It must be human nature. We dwell on problems and take successes for granted.

    Before last week's headlines become this week's recycling, let's pause to shout hooray about the latest unemployment figure and what it says about Hardin County. Still hampered by national economic doldrums, the local community continues to outperform this region, the state and nation.

  • NASCAR comes to Kentucky

    The issue: NASCAR Sprint Cup impact
    Our view: Thank you, Bruton Smith

    It has been a long wait but July 9 is right around turn four and the finish line is in sight.

    Finally, after years of waiting and many lawsuits between the previous owners and NASCAR, the big boys are racing at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.

  • Good luck and god speed, chief

    TOPIC: Gardner's retirement
    OUR VIEW: He has served us well
     

  • Don’t let losses be in vain

    ISSUE: Afghanistan War draw-down

    OUR VIEW: Risky move

  • Area well suited to July 4 weekend

    This weekend is going to be a blast as our nation’s independence is proudly celebrated. The sights and sounds of American spirit will explode into colorful expressions across the skies of Hardin County and Fort Knox from backyards to community events. Three major community fireworks celebrations are scheduled at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Gloryland Harvest Church in Radcliff and Keyes Park at Fort Knox.

  • Purchasing property on its own does not mean redevelopment

    The issue: Downtown redevelopment
    Our views:  
    Invest responsibly 

    What will an extra $240,000 buy you in Elizabethtown? How about three buildings in the downtown district that very well may be the start of something much bigger for our city.

    Elizabethtown City Council agreed June 20 to purchase three pieces of property.