en Getting to know the candidates <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> Brushy Fork and other political forums<strong><br /> OUR VIEW:</strong> Thanks to all who organize these events</p> <p> Local residents have many opportunities to get to know local candidates for public office.</p> Sept. 19, 2014: Our readers write <p> <strong>Thoughts about how to use your votes</strong></p> <p> On Aug. 27, the Hardin County School Board announced there would be no tax rate increase for the 2014-2015 school year. Last year, their decision was not publicized until October. Could this early announcement of the unanimous vote not to raise taxes possibly be because this is an election year?</p> Walking a mile in RPD’s shoes <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> Radcliff police have piles of shoes<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Investigation ends, new problem begins</p> <p> Radcliff Police Chief Jeff Cross said the public works staff needed 14 dump truck loads to transport suspect shoes to the police impoundment lot.</p> New programs at EIS are winners <p> <strong>TOPIC:</strong> EIS initiatives<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> District getting it right</p> <p> The school year is only a handful of weeks old but the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district already is making this a banner year with a pair of initiatives to reward and protect students.</p> Partnership improves care <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> HMH affliated with Markey Cancer Center<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Agreement is a win-win for all</p> <p> Hardin Memorial Health&rsquo;s Cancer Care Center recently became the 11th affiliate in the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center&rsquo;s network.</p> Sept. 16, 2014: Our readers write <p> <strong>GOP has turned<br /> </strong></p> <p> <strong>its back on blacks</strong></p> <p> Up to the present time, the Republican Party has not given African-Americans good reason to vote Republican. The party attempts to make it as hard as possible for black people to vote. Why would any voting bloc of people join a political party that tries to suppress the group&rsquo;s vote?</p> Take steps to protect against credit fraud <div id="cke_pastebin"> When it comes to credit card fraud, you are your own best defense. The Better Business Bureau offers tips on how to protect yourself from credit card fraud:</div> <ul> <li> Be cautious about giving anyone your account number.</li> <li> Carry only the cards you expect to use and keep them secure.&nbsp;</li> <li> Sept. 14, 2014: Our readers write <p> <strong>Unable to schedule debate</strong></p> <p> As many of you know, I am running a campaign to unseat a long-time incumbent, Jimmie Lee, from the Kentucky House of Representatives. I want voters to know that I sent him a certified letter requesting a series of town forums and debates, but he has chosen to ignore my request.</p>