• A donation of history

    ISSUE: Ron Lewis' Congressional papers
    OUR VIEW: University uniquely ready for gift


    Ron Lewis recently stepped out of his role as retiree and grandfather and briefly returned to the spotlight at Campbellsville University.

  • Health department selling home health branch

    ISSUE: Selling home health services

    OUR VIEW: A sensible decision


    Having weathered rising costs and sinking returns with no relief anticipated, Lincoln Trail District Health Department plans to sell its home health services division.

    Since last year, the department has tried to make up financial shortfalls through attrition. But that hasn’t made enough impact and the program is looking at a financial loss.

  • Academic success all around us

    TOPIC: Academic excellence
    OUR VIEW: Perfect ACT score, scholarship signs of strong academics

    When a pitcher throws a perfect game, it makes national news and is covered around the clock on ESPN.

    When a gymnast achieves a perfect 10 on an event in the Olympic Games, the athlete is hailed as a hero.

  • Making a difference here and on the beach

    ISSUE: Things to be proud of
    OUR VIEW: Praiseworthy accomplishments

    The Radcliff Small Business Alliance’s initial meeting exceeded expectations of its optimistic founders. More than 100 people representing locally owned companies gathered last week at Caroline’s Alpine Haus to learn more, join up and socialize.

  • Youth need work skills

    ISSUE: Student work ethic certification
    OUR VIEW: HCS program fills a void


    One of the most common workforce complaints in businesses of all sizes is deficient work ethic.

    In recent years, millennials especially have caught a lot of grief, being accused of lacking job commitment and having weak work habits.

  • April 12, 2013: Lessons yet to be learned

    ISSUE: Ethics in government
    All have much to learn

    Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer recently was charged with 42 violations of Kentucky’s Code of Ethics. The charges were filed by the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. All together, if the commission determines the violations took place, it can fine Farmer as much as $210,000 and can reprimand him publicly.

  • Feds should act on hemp

    ISSUE: Industrial hemp
    Diversified commercial possibilities


    Following a difficult and bumpy road through the legislative process, Gov. Steve Beshear allowed Senate Bill 50 to become law without his signature. With his less-than-enthusiastic concession, commercial cultivation and the potential for a processing industry for industrial hemp stands a step closer to reality in Kentucky.

  • Safety begins with being alert

    ISSUE: Distracted driving
    Stay focused on the road

    April is National Distracted Driving Month. Evidently, having a whole month to become aware of something that should be at the top of our minds every day is needed. 

    All too many lives are lost every year due to “lack of attention” and it needs to stop. As a society, we should have zero tolerance for motorists who can’t seem to resist multi-tasking while driving.

  • Just look, good news is all around us

    ISSUE: Local celebrations
    A lot of reasons to be happy here

    People who have basements or rooms filled with outdated or unused televisions or electronics now have a place to dispose of them for free, thanks to Hardin County government and sponsors of the annual electronic scrap recycling day.

    The county’s fourth annual event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the AGC Automotive Americas plant at Leitchfield and Ring roads.

  • E'town will pave way for business

    ISSUE: Towne Drive extension
    OUR VIEW: New street addresses retail congestion

    Retailers like traffic. It’s important to be convenient for shoppers. But too much traffic can add frustration to the experience and turn folks away.