• Habitat's Mega Build upgrades community

    ISSUE: Habitat for Humanity's Mega Build 
    OUR VIEW: Project improves quality of life 

    Col. Samuel Haycraft is credited in Elizabethtown history as being one of three early settlers in the area. Along with Capt. Thomas Helm and Col. Andrew Hynes, Haycraft is recorded to have built three blockhouse stockades in 1779 as protective shelter and defense against the Native Americans that weren’t particularly happy to share the local wilderness with these newcomers.

  • Desires and dreams could use some money

    Charitable foundations can and do perform philanthropic acts that benefit the community as a whole. Lately, we've been hearing about the potential of foundations to spur community development in areas ranging from education to economics.

    The North Central Education Foundation, best known because it fueled the establishment of what has become Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, has been involved in everything from high-minded research to providing property for bricks and mortar projects such as the Hardin County Public Library's main branch.

  • One Knox's efforts, results are not a point of debate

    ISSUE: The value of One Knox
    OUR VIEW: Impact is clear, unquestionable

    To deal with the regional impact of Fort Knox’s transformation, several local communities joined hands to form a focused message of welcome and support.

  • It's no secret that finding consensus can be controversial

    If you promise not to repeat it, I’ll let you in on a little secret.

    I probably shouldn’t mention it. It’s really kind of embarrassing, considering what I do for a living. I trust that you’re not going to hold it against me.

    Remember, you promised not to tell anyone.

    Here goes. My big secret: I’ve never been a fan of newspaper opinion pages.

  • USPS' financial struggle bound to impact us all

    ISSUE: U.S. Postal Service changes
    OUR VIEW: Challenges will have more local impact

  • Helping make ends meet begins with awareness

    ISSUE: When Ends Don't Meet
    OUR VIEW: Caring readers respond

    Last month, The News-Enterprise published “When Ends Don’t Meet,” a series of stories about struggling Hardin Countians.

    A member of the local community who had something to share or give spoke up following each story, all of which were told from the sites of community organizations that help get the ends a little closer.

  • Project PASS not yet passe'

    ISSUE: Project PASS
    OUR VIEW: HCS finds ways to make it work

    In less than a year, Project PASS in Hardin County Schools has gone from a celebrated event with many of the U.S. Army’s top leaders visiting for an announcement ceremony to a program a week away from losing its federal funding.

  • PAWS Foundation shows promise

    ISSUE: New animal shelter
    OUR VIEW: Foundation offers vision and plan

    The future of the Hardin County Animal Shelter is a sunny one, but achieving it will require much work.

  • BRAC comes to quiet end

    ISSUE: Completion of Fort Knox’s transition
    : We’re at the top, but at a precipice

    You may not have noticed it, but September has been a historic month for Hardin County.

    The Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area — which includes all of Hardin and LaRue Counties — was first on a list of 366 such areas for percentage growth in gross domestic product, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

  • Praise ranges from 9-11 events to 89-year-old's walk

    TOPIC: Kudos abound
    OUR VIEW: Good things going on

    Ten years ago, our country was hurting from the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.
    The loss of 3,000 lives and our national sense of security have been long-lasting hurts.
    In Hardin County, we used more than words to show that we will never forget. There were countless events remembering the lost lives of emergency service personnel and innocent residents of the United States.