• First things first

    ISSUE: Kindergarten screener identifies preparedness
    Take steps to better prepare students for success

  • Three area teachers ExCELing in what they do

    TOPIC: ExCEL winners
    Teachers excelling at what they do

    One teacher has spent her entire 18-year career inside the same walls of a school shaping young minds.

    Another teaches at the same school where she grew up and studied as a child.

    And the third, in addition to her teaching duties, is the academic team coach and sponsor for the school’s Junior Beta Club.

  • Promoting efforts of local students

    Local schools produce excellence every day. It’s important to acknowledge and encourage those successes and the programs which provide opportunities to excel.

    TWO BITS, FOUR BITS. As we offer three cheers today, let’s begin with cheerleaders.

    Three area squads competed in the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship recently in Orlando, Fla.

  • Time to dive in

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's pool play
    OUR VIEW: City needs its own facility


    Elizabethtown Mayor Edna Berger disagrees with the idea that a YMCA will fill the city’s need for a recreational outlet for Elizabethtown residents. She is right.

  • Why not launch a VW campaign?

    ISSUE: Luring Volkswagen to Hardin County
    OUR VIEW: Let us 'bug' you with some ideas

    The good news: Volkswagen has announced plans to invest in constructing a new manufacturing plant in North America.

    The bad news: No interest has been expressed toward the Glendale mega site.

    The industrial property is waiting for an occupant — presumably a major automaker — that can provide a few thousand well-paying jobs and create an extraordinary economic uptick locally.

  • With precious cargo, safety first is motto

    ISSUE: Deciding when to call a snow day
    OUR VIEW: Complaints about decisions are unwarranted

    Winter 2014 shows little mercy. It delivers snow and ice and throws its cruel winds when and where it pleases.

    It has no reins, of course, and so we take it. Armed with ice scrapers, bundled in layers, suffering cabin fever and pining for April, we just take it.

  • Happy Birthday, HMH

    TOPIC: HMH celebrates the big 6-0!
    Hospital is a community leader

    When the community’s hospital opened its doors back in 1954, it was a far cry from what we see today with expansion taking place along North Dixie Avenue.

    There were 81 hospital beds and not even 100 employees and medical staff.

  • Welcoming a new employer

    ISSUE: Hendrickson USA to open new manufacturing facility
    New plant strengthens Hardin County’s value

  • No ceiling in Army

    ISSUE: Next commander at Fort Knox is a woman
    OUR VIEW: Welcome back, Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs

    It became known this week that command of Fort Knox is changing once again. That’s not unusual. However, this change is unprecedented.

    The incoming leader is Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, the first female to command the storied post.

    Combs, who served as deputy commander of Cadet Command from July 2011 to September 2012, has a track record of successful commands and nearly 30 years experience.

  • E'town voters would benefit from primary

    ISSUE: Some towns have no municipal primaries
    OUR VIEW: City should reconsider its system

    Radcliff and Vine Grove require primaries for their nonpartisan elections.

    Radcliff, as a second-class city, is compelled to do so by state law, County Clerk Kenny Tabb explains. Vine Grove also choose to accept that plan and established it by ordinance.