en Confronting a real issue <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> HCS offering substance abuse program<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong>It&rsquo;s an important addition for students</p> <p> Hardin County Schools and Our Lady of Peace Hospital are joining forces to provide students and their families a place to turn when confronting substance and alcohol abuse.</p> Pride in Radcliff drives clean-up <p> <strong>TOPIC:</strong> Radcliff clean-up<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> The help of many goes a long way</p> <p> A harsh winter can leave some unsightly views around any town.</p> Sustaining our home <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> EarthFest 2015 activities locally<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Sponsors providing many opportunities</p> <p> This week, Elizabethtown Com&shy;&shy;munity and Technical College and the Hardin County Earthcare Collaboration present EarthFest 2015: Sustaining Our Earth, Our Home.</p> April 15, 2015: Our readers write <p> <strong>Hard to believe in nuclear deal</strong></p> <p> I have no idea why the U.S. would have any hope that the Iranian government would honor any agreements with us. Their most consistent policy towards the West seems to be &ldquo;Death to the America&rdquo; or &ldquo;Death to Israel.&rdquo;</p> Honoring No. 5 in a noble manner <p> <strong>KUDOS:</strong> Praising positives in our community</p> <p> Brianna Taylor, who graduated last June from Elizabethtown High School, played a lot of softball in her young life. More than hits and runs, she also scored by making friends.</p> Wearing a helmet only makes sense <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> Motorcycle safety and helmet use<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Free to choose, so make a smart choice</p> <p> The issue of helmet use is a topic most motorcyclists can be considerably passionate about.</p> Volunteers are vital to our communities <p> In today&rsquo;s society, our lives give us less opportunity to give our time to things that don&rsquo;t give us financial benefit. As a result, community events and volunteer-run programs start to go away.</p> Premier status recognized <p> <strong>ISSUE:</strong> Animal Control wins Agency of the Year<br /> <strong>OUR VIEW:</strong> Community, staff drive excellence</p> <p> The Hardin County Animal Shelter has been named the Ken&shy;tucky Animal Control Agency of the Year.</p>