• Keep safety workers safe at wreck scenes

    ISSUE: Shutting down roads to work wrecks
    OUR VIEW: Patience for drivers, not policymakers

    The unfortunate loss of Glendale firefighter Jonathan French has sparked a debate over road closure policies at the scene of highway crashes.

  • Local schools launch lives of distinction

    ISSUE: HCS and EIS honor distinguished graduates
    OUR VIEW: Local schools provide foundation for success

  • Two thanks and one welcome

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    Lions Club chicken barbecue. A small and well-organized group of club members and volunteers braved high temperatures and humidity for Elizabethtown Lions Club’s annual barbecue chicken fundraiser.

  • Filling needs, while filling prescriptions

    ISSUE: Expansion of Community Health Clinic
    OUR VIEW: Service supplies a health safety net

    Established to provide basic health care services to uninsured, low-income residents of Hardin and LaRue counties, the Community Health Clinic quietly has filled an essential need in the community.

  • Lasting lesson from a survivor

    ISSUE: Quinton Higgins’ bus safety message
    OUR VIEW: Lasting words about school bus safety

    From the fiery collision that claimed 27 victims when a pickup truck driven by a drunken driver collided with a Radcliff First Assembly of God church bus, Quinton Higgins has today found his calling.

  • The unseen disease

    TOPIC: Mental health disease
    OUR VIEW: Reach out to those who are in need

    Kurt Cobain, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Jeni ...

    The news is often numbing because it comes from out of the blue, like it did last week when comedy giant Robin Williams took his own life after years of battling mental health issues.

  • Plenty of good things happening around us

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    NATIONAL NOTERIETY at 10. Rachel Ritchie’s mission is to gain enough money — $100,000 — to be able to build a playground in Vine Grove that is accessible to handicapped children and serve as a location where all children can play together.

  • College’s impact is beyond measure

    ISSUE: ECTC begins 50th anniversary celebration
    OUR VIEW: Community has been shaped by college

    For a 50-year-old, Eliza­bethtown Community and Technical College is quite spry and agile.

  • Local coaches deserve raises

    ISSUE: Salary stipends of high school coaches
    Many deserve more pay

    The hours run into each other over the course of a year as one part of a sports season blends into another: working out, conditioning, scouting, playing the season and then preparing for yet another year as the cycle restarts itself.

  • History plus tavern equals larger crowd

    ISSUE: Record attendance for walking tour
    OUR VIEW: New gathering enhances experience

    The Historic Downtown Walking Tour has been offering glimpses into Elizabethtown’s past on Thursday nights each summer for 27 years.