When Mark Twain read his (obviously) premature obituary in the New York Times, he famously quipped: “the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
Now more than 100 years later, some of Kentucky’s most radical environmentalists have read the tea leaves concerning the recent loss of thousands of coal-mining jobs in Kentucky and are gleefully gearing up for a celebration of the industry’s demise.
Of public transportation here in Hardin County, a question needs to be asked: Are we are beating a dead horse?
Yes, a number of transportation studies for well more than a decade show a need for a transit system here in Hardin County — Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Vine Grove and Fort Knox — and found it wanted by the public and feasible to establish.
Why haven’t fixed routes been set up except on paper and buses seen here are just another taxi service limited to the elderly or disabled.
ISSUE: Realignment of Dixie Avenue OUR VIEW: Thinking outside the lanes pays off
After years of consternation, fretting and sometimes silly attempts to improve traffic flow through downtown Elizabethtown, the Kentucky Department of Transportation took what seemed like a counter-intuitive step. U.S. 31W was put on a diet.
As modes of transportation evolved and the area grew over the years, planners sought to accommodate the increased volume of automobile traffic on the street also known as Dixie Avenue.
I very recently adopted a mixed breed dog from the Hardin County Animal Shelter. This has been one of the greatest moments of my life, besides getting married and having my child. Initially I went into the shelter one weekend, just to look around and visit the pets.
An impactful man and a humble servant. That is how I will forever remember Tim Walker, the great mayor of Elizabethtown.
He was a true friend of the military. In fact, hardly a week would go by without me seeing him because of his committed interest in strengthening partnerships between the Elizabethtown and Fort Knox communities.