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Editorials

  • Brown, Boley earn highest girls' basketball honors

    TOPIC: Big honors for Brown, Boley
    OUR VIEW: Recognition a reward for hard work

    One is a senior who led her team to the brink of a region basketball championship and will continue her academic and athletic career at Western Kentucky University.

    The other is a sophomore and one of the most sought-after student-athletes the area has ever seen, who led her girls’ basketball team to the state championship game.

  • Half-million reasons to believe in basketball hall of fame

    ISSUE: Facility update
    OUR VIEW: Another encouraging fundraising report

  • Legislature stuck on school days

    ISSUE: Debate over conflicting legislation
    OUR VIEW: Not clear if any relief will be offered

  • Right on target

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Next school year should be even better thanks to the efforts of Terriance and Joyce Hamilton and supporters of The Lord’s Supper Soup Kitchen in Radcliff.

    The husband and wife are hopeful next school year will start for 1,000 children with backpacks with shoes, clothes, food, school supplies and vouchers for haircuts for its first Back-to-School Drive.

    Open less than a year, The Lord’s Supper Soup Kitchen is using an outreach ministry to help those in need.

  • Responding to the new Fort Knox

    ISSUE: Frequent changes at Fort Knox
    OUR VIEW: Adjusting to today's opportunities

    As a reflection of change in the U.S. Army and the national economy, Fort Knox has seen a variety of changes over the last seven years.

    The impact of base realignment brought the Accessions Command and the Human Resource Command to replace the Armor School as the centerpiece of the post.

    As the Army continues to evolve and look for ways to improve its fiscal responsibility, the Accessions Command was disbanded.

  • Disparity in fees should not be

    ISSUE: Local cities report on alcohol revenues
    OUR VIEW:
    All should have access to regulatory fees

    Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Tom Reynolds recently reported the City of Elizabethtown collected more than $955,000 in regulatory fees in 2013. That figure grew from more than $800,000 in license and regulatory fees collected on the sale of alcohol in the city last year. That’s a sizeable increase in revenues.

  • Other school districts hope to mimic HCS

    ISSUE:  Excellence in early childood education

    OUR VIEW: HCS’ North Park serves as an example

    Here’s something you probably learned in kindergarten: Sometimes, it’s difficult to appreciate the full value of what we have until someone else wants it.

    A number of Kentucky school district administrators and teachers want to achieve the excellence provided by the Hardin County Schools’ early childhood education program.

  • Champions in our hearts

    ISSUE:  EHS Lady Panthers finish second at state
    OUR VIEW: Accomplishments will be remembered

  • United Way raises the bar

    TOPIC: United Way campaign
    OUR VIEW: Thanks to everyone, it helps many

    When you sign your United Way of Central Kentucky pledge card each year and check off an amount to give, do you really know who you are helping with your gift?

    It may be a child in an afterschool facility who has what they need because of you and others.

  • School closures are just one step

    ISSUE: Fort Knox school closures

    OUR VIEW: Could signal bigger changes

    In the world of public education, closing or consolidating schools usually is a contentious, emotional process.

    In Defense Department schools, that rarely is the case. Students and families are more likely change schools because they are relocated to another duty station than to deal with the closing of a school.