• Dump unwanted medication before an issue arises

    ISSUE: Medication disposal at EPD
    OUR VIEW: Big step toward resolving big problem

    Law enforcement officials implement many tactics to combat crime, especially drug-related offenses.

    It is no secret Hardin County has its share of drug crimes as evinced by 21 warrants recently served in an area sweep or a student arrested for distributing medication at school. These cases remind us that in addition to illegal narcotics, the area has a problem with trafficking in prescription medication.

  • Kentucky's eighth title is only part of state's status

    TOPIC: UK wins No. 8
    OUR VIEW: Cats and Cards represented state well

     We knew for some time that a school from Kentucky would be in Monday night’s men’s national championship basketball game with Kentucky and Louisville advancing to a national semifinal showdown in New Orleans a week earlier.

    To have a program from our state celebrating as a national champion of college basketball is a magical time for fans.

  • Ron Myers Field is a fitting tribute

    TOPIC: Ron Myers Field
    OUR VIEW: Well deserved honor

    A familiar face pacing the first base dugout at Elizabethtown High School will become a fixture at the field where he led the school to hundreds of wins.

    The recent announcement by Elizabethtown Independent Schools that the field at Panther Baseball Park will be named Ron Myers Field after the legendary head coach is a fitting tribute to a man who led the school to two Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championships in five years (1970 and ’75).

  • E'town events coordinator faces significant tasks

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's new events coordinator
    OUR VIEW: Volunteers continue to be essential
    In announcing the selection of Sarah Vaughn for the new position of events coordinator for Elizabethtown city government, Mayor Tim Walker said it’s essential that she “hits the ground running.”

    That statement should be nominated as the understatement of the year.

  • Reaching out and making an impact

    TOPIC: Good deeds abound
    OUR VIEW: Opportunity for acknowledgment

    Xiaoyun Willoughby is a shining example that living a life that can impact others has no age barrier.

    She is 14.

    Xiaoyun has endured plenty in her young life with multiple surgeries for scoliosis. An orphan from China, she was adopted by Virgil and Cindy Willoughby of Elizabethtown.

  • Basketball Hall of Fame begins development journey

    ISSUE: Basketball Hall of Fame tips off
    OUR VIEW: Don't forget earliest contributors

    With the selection of its executive director and announcement of its first class of inductees, excitement is building locally for the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    An idea of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, the hall’s most pressing goal is to induct 100 people of distinction in time for the 100th anniversary of organized high school basketball in Kentucky. That occurs in 2018.

  • White Mills Camp looks toward its next need

    ISSUE: White Mills Christian Camp's expansion
    OUR VIEW: Spirit of improvement influences success

    Since 1949, summer has included an escape to White Mills Christian Camp for hundreds of young people. It’s an opportunity to focus on the spiritual while enjoying the outdoors, establishing lifelong friendships and making memories.

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    ISSUE: Fort Knox driving tour
    OUR VIEW: Invitation extended

    After a very short tenure as commander of Fort Knox, Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald is moving on to another posting, but he leaves behind important changes initiated during his watch. Those changes have the potential to further cement the already strong relationship between the post and the public.

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  • Authorities, market should fight animal cruelty

    ISSUE: Suspected puppy mill in Vine Grove
    OUR VIEW: Dogs' conditions unacceptable

    When authorities investigated a call about about possible animal cruelty last week at a mobile home in Vine Grove, they found more than 100 dogs living in cramped quarters and unsanitary conditions.

    A husband and wife, who police suspect were selling the dogs, each face 103 counts of second-degree animal cruelty.