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Editorials

  • Bevars, HMH, Richardson get their due with honors

    KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

    During his high school coaching career, former North Hardin High School boys’ basketball coach Ron Bevars won 805 games and led the Trojans to 12 state tournament appearances, including a state runner-up finish.

    In Wyoming this summer, he will receive the honor of being inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame at Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole in recognition of a long and successful coaching career.

  • Ring Road extension will lead to growth

    ISSUE: Approval of state highway projects
    OUR VIEW: Ring Road extension will stir growth

    A $4.45 million commitment in the road plan can be seen as a vote of confidence for Hardin County and an investment in continued development.

  • Putting people, property at risk

    ISSUE: Wind-whipped wildfire burns 100 acres
    OUR VIEW: Dangerous, but preventable, event

  • Swope family serves community

    ISSUE: Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award
    OUR VIEW: Commitment is a Swope family endeavor

    At the annual Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner this week, Bob Swope and Carl Swope received the 2014 Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen Award. It is the same award their father, Bill Swope, received in 2003 as the first such honoree of the Lincoln Heritage Council-Boy Scouts of America.

  • Hodgenville must tread carefully

    ISSUE: Hodgenville City Council's public hearing
    OUR VIEW: Delicate matter deserves special care

  • Reclaim space by recycling

    ISSUE: E-Scrap event is Saturday in E’town
    OUR VIEW: Turn in electronics to help us all

  • Riverport offers savings, opportuniites

    ISSUE: Meade County’s new riverport
    OUR VIEW:
    Opening up markets for the region

    Following what was at first a rocky start with its development partner and a decade-long construction period, the Meade County Riverport Authority is scheduled to open its new regional grain port facility sometime before the harvest season this fall.

  • Merge goals, not bankrolls

    ISSUE: Promotion of Elizabethtown Sports Park director
    OUR VIEW: While unifying parks, keep accounting separate

  • General optimism

    ISSUE: Predictions about Fort Knox’s future
    OUR VIEW: Post commander offers optimism

    With a community reliant on Fort Knox as one of its economic engines, business leaders are pleased to welcome Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs’ optimistic outlook.

  • Getting in the faces of solicitors

    ISSUE: Door-to-door solicitors
    OUR VIEW:
    New EPD policy is right step

    Thanks go to Chief Tracy Schiller and the Elizabethtown Police Department for tightening policies regarding door-to-door solicitors.

    Yes, every once in awhile it is nice to have someone knock on your door and offer to vacuum your house. That is if you have enough strength to say no to the $1,000 vacuum cleaner they are trying to sell you.