Today's Opinions

  • Let's look to future at Sports Park

    ISSUE: Sports Park opening
    OUR VIEW: Evaluate it on performance

    The Elizabethtown Sports Park is open and it’s a site to behold.

    Spread across nearly 160 acres, the park features 12 ball diamonds, 12 multipurpose fields, the handicap-friendly Miracle Field, roughly 1,200 parking spaces, three pavilions, a 3.2-mile walking trail, a WiFi tower, an office complex and storage building. It features the latest in athletic lighting, exquisite playing surfaces and even 29 restrooms.

  • Hall-of-Fame lives begin with youthful opportunities

    On consecutive weekends, Elizabethtown has played host to major events that celebrate youthful athletic accomplishments.

    First, the celebration of yesteryear’s achievements featured some premiere basketball players. The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame conducted its first induction ceremony for 16 of its 100-member centennial class before a packed house at the Historic State Theater.

  • County's NACo awards come with benefits

    TOPIC: County's NACo awards
    OUR VIEW: Taxpayer benefits in the awards

    It’s not often anyone or any governing body can say it has been recognized nationally. But we can boast that Hardin County government has been twice.

    Hardin County recently received two Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties.

    How rare is it for a Kentucky county to earn an award like this? Hardin County is one of only two counties in the state to receive an award from NACo this year.

  • Golf club needs permits to battle geese mess

    ISSUE: Birds playing through on the fairway
    OUR VIEW: Grant the hunting permits

    The term “birdie” has a new interpretation at Heartland Golf Club.

    Most people would assume “birdie” is a reference to scoring less than par on a golf hole. That’s true. But at this course on Elizabethtown’s north side, shooting a birdie also could refer to killing a goose.

  • Economic report card shows great promise

    ISSUE: Latest rankings for E'town MSA
    OUR VIEW: Opportunity requires action

  • July 18, 2012: Our readers write

     Hidden taxation

  • July 18, 2012: Our readers write

     Hidden taxation

  • Warm Blessings takes to the road

    ISSUE: Warm Blessings begins home-deliveried meals
    OUR VIEW: Program provides nourishment, social interaction

    Warm Blessings in Elizabethtown seeks to extend its reach beyond the soup kitchen meal offerings. According to Executive Board Chairwoman Linda Funk, its meal-service organization is recruiting an initial team of five to 10 volunteers who will deliver a warm, prepared meal to elderly and shut-in residents twice weekly across the community.