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Editorials

  • Good things happen often in our community

    TOPIC: Good news in Hardin County
    OUR VIEW: There is plenty of it

    Caller: How come there’s not more good news in the newspaper?
    Editor: We have plenty of good stories in our community and they are found on the pages of our newspaper.

  • Incorporation is key to acquisition

    Hardin Memorial Health’s decision to purchase Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging could be a win-win for everyone if the right steps are taken to correctly incorporate it into the hospital’s service selections.

    The key is to maintain Elizabethtown Diagnostic Imaging’s successful history of quality service and short wait times.

    Purchasing a business such as EDI means much more than buying a name or a building. The experience of the staff and the established client expectation of satisfaction also are valued assets.

  • ACT points to progress, need for further work

    TOPIC: Local ACT scores
    OUR VIEW: Still room for improvement

    Like a parent to a child on the academic journey, we say to our local school districts regarding recently released data on ACT scores: You are doing quite well, but let’s continue to strive to do better in the future.

    Certainly all schools in the area could improve on results released earlier this month for juniors, who are mandated to take the test as part of the state’s annual assessments, as well as 2011 graduates who elect to take the test.

  • You could look it up

    ISSUE: Library development
    OUR VIEW: Increased commitment needed

    There’s been a lot of breast-beating lately about Hardin County’s place in the world. We’re tops in income growth and in the top 10 on a number of other lists for quality of life issues, safety and more. There’s a lot to be proud of.

    But there are lists where Hardin County does not rank near the top. In fact, it consistently falls in the bottom 10. Those lists are statistical comparisons of public libraries in Kentucky.

  • Hardin County Schools celebrate alumni success

    The issue: Hardin County Schools honor eight
    Our view: Well-rounded and impressive class

    The 2011 inductees into the Hardin County Schools Distinguished Alumni are as impressive as those who have been honored before them.

  • Avoiding delay

    ISSUE: HCU suggests conditional approval
    OUR VIEW: Advocates act with integrity

    Confusion about a state law that’s the foundation for local talk of government unification came up at Tuesday’s Hardin Fiscal Court meeting.

    Fiscal Court members agreed that residents of all existing cities should have the right to stay as they are. Magistrates reject the idea of any community being forced into a larger unified government by the votes of the county at-large.

  • 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.