• Mengels have given plenty to our community

    TOPIC: Larry and Martha Mengel
    OUR VIEW: As couple leaves, their void will be felt

    Larry and Martha Mengel have spent a good part of their lives serving in some capacity within numerous area organizations. Hardin County and hundreds of its residents have benefited greatly.

  • Events: How should success be measured?

    ISSUE: Measuring success of community events
    OUR VIEW: How taxpayers can evaluate results

    Recently, Elizabethtown pulled the plug on the Heartland Festival and essentially stated “lack of interest” as the reason for that action.

  • Acts of kindness have an impact

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Random acts of kindness are often little things that make a difference, and make us think.

    Recently, winter hats and pairs of gloves were placed in the early morning in areas around and throughout Elizabethtown Community and Technical College by an anonymous Good Samaritan wanting everyone to keep warm.

  • Heartland name will live on

    ISSUE: Heartland Festival has run its course
    OUR VIEW: ‘All good things must come to an end’

  • Out of the darkness

    ISSUE: Domestic violence in your neighborhood
    OUR VIEW: This issue should concern everyone

    A multi-part series detailing the horrors of domestic violence concludes today.

    It has provided chilling details of personal experiences and focused on shameful activities going on quietly among our neighbors, friends and family.

  • Honoree meets every definition

    ISSUE: Boy Scouts present Distinguished Citizen Award
    OUR VIEW: Marilyn Ford contributes in many ways

    Webster’s New World College Dictionary defines distinguished as notable, prominent or celebrated or as being marked by eminence, distinction or excellence.

  • Restoring a child's faith in humanity

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Girl Scouts teach young people about the value of integrity.

    The organization describes it as the foundation of success. The girls learn that integrity is based upon ethical decisions and relies upon building trust through honesty and treating everyone with dignity and respect.

  • Domestic violence deserves attention every day, always

    TOPIC: Families struggle daily with this darkness
    OUR VIEW: We all need to stand up for each other

    Since 1995, October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. But domestic violence needs our attention every minute of every day.

    For many, it’s a matter of life and death.

  • Raising the floor disrupts balance

    ISSUE: Legislature considers minimum wage
    OUR VIEW: Change likely to have unintended results

  • Still time to help United Way drive

    TOPIC: United Way of Central Kentukcky campaign drive
    OUR VIEW: Not too late to help your community

    Like a pack of horses making the final turn and heading for home at the Kentucky Derby, the United Way of Central Kentucky campaign drive is in its home stretch.