en Women making a clear impact <p> KUDOS: Celebrating success in our community</p> <p> President Barak Obama, in a recent proclamation, noted that, &ldquo;When women succeed, America succeeds.&rdquo;</p> <p> That&rsquo;s certainly true in Hardin County.</p> <p> The community is fortunate a diversity of women, with many talents and abilities, contribute to the fabric and well-being of the community.</p> Sept. 1, 2015: Our readers write <p> <u><strong>Vote with your freedom in mind</strong></u><br /> Targeting a horrific menace <p> <strong>TOPIC: </strong>Heroin usage in Hardin County<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Focus on education, rehabilitation</p> Bridge makeover is not worth cost <p> <strong>TOPIC:</strong> E&#39;town railroad overpass makeover<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Too much to spend on paint</p> Looking forward to next summer <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> Elizabethtown&#39;s new water park<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Community welcomes addition</p> <p> A new wave of interest and excitement followed the release earlier this month of plans for Elizabethtown&rsquo;s water park.</p> Bottom line: HMH made right moves <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> Hardin Memorial&rsquo;s financial health</p> <p> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Business, strategic decisions pay off&nbsp;</p> <p> Owners and key leaders of commercial businesses have at their disposal a variety of measures to help them understand and track their organization&rsquo;s progress in the marketplace.</p> All train collisions can be prevented <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> Recent incidents of local railway accidents<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Stay off tracks and know safety rules</p> <p> Ten days ago, a 14-year-old Elizabethtown resident was struck by a train while walking along the tracks downtown. It&rsquo;s been reported by witnesses that the teen was wearing earbuds or headphones at the time.</p> Lifetime of blessings leads to distinguished moment <p> In more than four decades of journalism, I have been called many things. But no one ever used the word distinguished to describe me.</p> <p> Distinguished is not a word typically associated with newspapermen or boys from Vine Grove.</p>