• 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.

  • Radcliff out in front of potential concern

    It is better to be proactive than reactive.
    Radcliff City Council members realize that and are outlining regulations regarding adult entertainment activities. The council is taking steps in advance of future growth and potential alcohol sales to be considered by local voters on Oct. 4.
    Taking proactive measures to ward off potential problems the community could encounter is one important way a responsible government protects its community and its residents.

  • MWR makes critical decisions

    And the band played on and on.

    Despite the cancellation of southern rock legend Lynyrd Skynyrd for Saturday’s concert at Fort Knox, some quick thinking and a kind gesture made the concert series a hit again.

    About 3,600 fans came out to a free concert featuring the Doobie Brothers and Kansas, the classic rock group which was a last-minute replacement for Lynyrd Skynyrd after the hospitalization of a band member.

  • Commerce Department says this community is tops

    The issue: Personal income growth
    Our view: News will bring more prosperity.

    We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1!

    Feels good to say that, don’t you think?

    The statistics bear it out. The local Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hardin and LaRue counties, holds the No. 1 spot in personal income growth from 2009 to 2010.

    In fact, the Elizabethtown MSA was the only region in the country to experience double-digit growth at 10.1 percent.

  • County steps up

    TOPIC: Good news in area
    OUR VIEW: Job well done

  • Sonora pays tribute to town's veterans

    The issue: Sonora Veterans Memorial
    Our view: A fitting community tribute 

    Two of the most meaningful words in the world are “thank you.” When said with sincerity and deep appreciation those words can erase pain, boost morale and uplift entire communities.

    Some patriotic and grateful residents of Sonora are giving deeply felt thanks to hometown heroes by creating a Veterans Memorial Park.

  • County's surplus can be traced to Berry's commitment

    The issue: Hardin County's fiscal surplus
    Our view: Top-down accountability pays 

  • Chuck Campbell leaves legacy with his students

    Years after students have cleared out of their high schools and life has taken them in various directions, reflecting on the people who impacted their lives is natural.

    For students who found their way into band, Chuck Campbell touched many lives in Hardin and Clark counties.

    The former band director at North Hardin High School, East Hardin High School and George Rogers Clark High School died July 30 in Nashville after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 70.

    Campbell’s love for music and people won’t be forgotten.

  • Can it hurt to talk about something new?

    The issue: Unification proposal
    Our view: Full participation is ideal

    No one’s ever been injured by an idea.

    At this point, the concept of unified government in Hardin County is nothing more than an idea.