• United Way stirs the conversation

    ISSUE: United Way’s Community Conversation 
    OUR VIEW: Pro-active approach generates discussion  

    A public screening and subsequent discussion of a documentary film centering on the current state of the education professional and its future in the United States were held locally, thanks in part to United Way of Central Kentucky. It was one of 10 taking place in cities across the commonwealth simultaneously on a Tuesday evening in March and the first of its kind for UWCK.

  • Path to consolidation easier to understand now

    ISSUE: Passage of House Bill 189
    A model of cooperation for all to follow

    An issue that surfaced during preliminary discussions about restructuring government in Hardin County has led to a revision of state law.

    House Bill 189 clarifies a legal ambiguity in previous legislation allowing voters to consider unified government.

    As revised, voters in existing cities and towns can reject the concept of governmental merger even if the county vote as a whole favors the concept.

  • Discussing baptism ban on Easter Sunday

    ISSUE: Baptism ban at county jail
    OUR VIEW: Jailer is justified in reasoning

    Today is Easter, a time of significant celebration in the lives of Christians. Believers celebrate the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb three days following his sacrificial death on the cross. For the faithful who follow Jesus, the importance of his atoning death, burial and resurrection prophesized in the Old Testament and recounted in the New Testament of the Bible is eternal.

  • Burglary takes family's possessions, legacy

    ISSUE: Burglary during funeral
    OUR VIEW: A cruelty of the worst kind

    Losing a loved one is an emotionally taxing experience we all must endure at some point. As we go through the traditions of a funeral and burial and in the days that follow, we might find comfort in our memories, our families and our friends. We can mourn.

    We ought to be showered in compassion in such times as we come to terms with a loss.

    That wasn’t the case for those who loved Richard “Lanny” Skees.

  • Dump unwanted medication before an issue arises

    ISSUE: Medication disposal at EPD
    OUR VIEW: Big step toward resolving big problem

    Law enforcement officials implement many tactics to combat crime, especially drug-related offenses.

    It is no secret Hardin County has its share of drug crimes as evinced by 21 warrants recently served in an area sweep or a student arrested for distributing medication at school. These cases remind us that in addition to illegal narcotics, the area has a problem with trafficking in prescription medication.

  • Kentucky's eighth title is only part of state's status

    TOPIC: UK wins No. 8
    OUR VIEW: Cats and Cards represented state well

     We knew for some time that a school from Kentucky would be in Monday night’s men’s national championship basketball game with Kentucky and Louisville advancing to a national semifinal showdown in New Orleans a week earlier.

    To have a program from our state celebrating as a national champion of college basketball is a magical time for fans.

  • Ron Myers Field is a fitting tribute

    TOPIC: Ron Myers Field
    OUR VIEW: Well deserved honor

    A familiar face pacing the first base dugout at Elizabethtown High School will become a fixture at the field where he led the school to hundreds of wins.

    The recent announcement by Elizabethtown Independent Schools that the field at Panther Baseball Park will be named Ron Myers Field after the legendary head coach is a fitting tribute to a man who led the school to two Kentucky High School Athletic Association state championships in five years (1970 and ’75).

  • E'town events coordinator faces significant tasks

    ISSUE: Elizabethtown's new events coordinator
    OUR VIEW: Volunteers continue to be essential
    In announcing the selection of Sarah Vaughn for the new position of events coordinator for Elizabethtown city government, Mayor Tim Walker said it’s essential that she “hits the ground running.”

    That statement should be nominated as the understatement of the year.

  • Reaching out and making an impact

    TOPIC: Good deeds abound
    OUR VIEW: Opportunity for acknowledgment

    Xiaoyun Willoughby is a shining example that living a life that can impact others has no age barrier.

    She is 14.

    Xiaoyun has endured plenty in her young life with multiple surgeries for scoliosis. An orphan from China, she was adopted by Virgil and Cindy Willoughby of Elizabethtown.

  • Basketball Hall of Fame begins development journey

    ISSUE: Basketball Hall of Fame tips off
    OUR VIEW: Don't forget earliest contributors

    With the selection of its executive director and announcement of its first class of inductees, excitement is building locally for the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    An idea of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, the hall’s most pressing goal is to induct 100 people of distinction in time for the 100th anniversary of organized high school basketball in Kentucky. That occurs in 2018.