• Hall of Fame funding is a critical, unresolved detail

    The issue:  Basketball Hall of Fame
    Our view: Don't let dreams cloud details

  • Fun in the sun

    ISSUE: Radcliff’s Summer Blast 2011
    OUR VIEW: It’s a promise kept

  • Burke case does not offer simple solutions

    The issue: Dismissal motion for Burke case
    Our view: Justice is not always simple

    In pursuit of justice, truth can be elusive and errors sometimes occur.

    Despite a motion for dismissal from the prosecution, criminal charges remain in effect against Brent Burke. For more than three years, he has been in jail on multiple charges, including two counts of murder related to the brutal deaths of his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law.

  • Central's state champions give us all Bruin pride

    There they were, piling on each other in the infield of a baseball field that had become their home for the week. The Central Hardin High School baseball team was basking in the glow of a state title.

    A squad that entered the season with high expectations, ended its most memorable season ever Saturday with a state championship in hand, routing Mercer County in the final, 21-2.

    The win capped a 36-4 season for the Bruins, who faced an aggressive schedule in preparing for the postseason success.

  • Father's Day arrives without holiday festivities

    The issue: Today's celebrations 
    Our view: It's Dad's day to shine

    It’s here, dads! Father’s Day! It’s your special day: A day that you’ve looked forward to all year long. It begins with parades televised across the nation in your honor, followed by well-planned community events and lavish celebratory gatherings. A day for bountiful feasts of roast turkey and baked ham shared with cherished family and friends.

    A day for …

  • General challenges community to grow

    Goals that are challenging are a vital part of organizational success. By the same token, an excessive or unreasonable goal can be a back breaker.

    It’s a delicate balance.

    During a recent speech at the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley offered bold remarks aimed at influencing the community’s progress.

    “Fort Knox presents you with an unbelievable opportunity to be realized, in my humble opinion, with what’s going on out there,” he said.

  • Tribute recognizes Arflin's contribution

    The topic: Tom Arflin
    Our view: He has led by example

    Much of Tom Arflin’s life has been spent on the fields of play in Radcliff as a leading and passionate advocate for youth football and baseball in the city.

    His recent afternoon of recognition was not only appropriate, but long overdue. The man has been the backbone of the North Hardin Youth Football League for years.

  • Y.E.S. direct mail effort aims to secure alcohol vote

    The issue: Y.E.S. direct mail effort
    Our view: Petition is about choice

    As the 180-day petition drive deadline draws near, Yes for Economic Success has added a new tactic to its strategy to get expanded alcohol sales on a special options election ballot this summer.

  • Army at 236: Healthy, ever changing force

    America's fighting force celebrates its 236th birthday today. In fact, the U.S. Army is older than the U.S. government, having been established by the Continental Congress more than a year before adopting the Declaration of Independence.

    Today also is Flag Day when the world's most recognizable symbol of freedom is celebrated.

    That seems an appropriate mix since the men and women of the Army and all branches of the U.S. fighting forces put their hearts and souls on the line to defend freedom and protect the flag.

  • New mayors produce their first budgets

    The issue: First-time efforts
    Our view: It's been a healthy process

    Since their victories in November, new mayors in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove have been on the learning curve.

    Each brought council experience to the new job, but it’s not the same as sitting in the big chair. Especially not during budget season.

    Mayors draft budgets. Council members challenge the draft versions.