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Editorials

  • Americans take pride in athletes

    TOPIC: Olympic Games
    OUR VIEW: What's not to love?

    Why do you love the Olympic Games?

    Is it because, for many of these sports, we rarely see them on television aside from every four years?

    Admit it, you really don't see gymnastics on TV much and when you do, it certainly rarely is as captivating as it is when an Olympic medal is on the line if the gymnast can stick a landing.

  • Officials bow out of political kick off

    ISSUE: Fancy Farm
    OUR VIEW: There's value in tradition

    Each year, thousands flock to Graves County in Western Kentucky for the annual Fancy Farm picnic, where political speeches have been a centerpiece for years.

    The event, often called the most important political event in Kentucky, long has been the state’s kick off to the fall campaign season as elected officials take the stage to rile up an already-energetic crowd.

    This year, not so much.

  • Standing up for free expression

    Regardless of any impact on sales, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told a Christian media outlet he “supported the biblical definition of the family unit” and started a controversy that has yet to end.

    The U.S. Constitution protects our individual right to freedom of speech and also protects us from any government enacting laws that prohibit that right.

  • Seize the opportunities

    THE ISSUE: Back to School
    OUR VIEW: New year is a fresh start

    A box of perfectly pointed crayons, a pristine backpack, a clean locker, a hair cut and a carefully planned outfit laid out the night before. All these things are icons of a new school year.

    They are fresh, untarnished and full of promise. So is the school year itself.

    Today, thousands of students head back to class as Hardin County Schools open the 2012-13 school year. Elizabethtown Independent Schools resumed Tuesday.

  • Awash in excellence

    TOPIC: Good news abound
    OUR VIEW: We have plenty to celebrate

    Here’s what $57,000 can get you in the world of academics: A new engineering program at Elizabethtown High School.

    EHS recently announced Project Lead the Way engineering program will start this year thanks to a local industry. Metalsa of Elizabethtown is partnering with the school and providing $57,000 for supplies and equipment for the class.

  • Government center: Pin it down

    ISSUE: County budget

    OUR VIEW: Time to commit to a plan

    Judge-Executive Harry Berry was correct when he said state and federal governments could learn a few things about management of taxpayer money from local governments in Hardin County. The county, Elizabethtown and Radcliff each ended the year with surplus cash that has been added to various reserve accounts. All should be lauded for those results.

  • Blame for shooting rests in heart of gunman

    ISSUE: The Colorado cinema shootings
    OUR VIEW: Accusatory fingers should point only at gunman 

    The killing and maiming of individuals attending a midnight motion picture premiere in Aurora, Colo., is without question an unspeakable act of raw violence.

  • Car show enjoys smooth transition

    ISSUE: Cruisin' with city government
    OUR VIEW: A successful transition

    If the third annual Cruisin’ the Heartland was a preview of how Elizabethtown and new Events Coordinator Sarah Vaughn handle an event of this size, then we are in good hands.

    Vaughn and her team of volunteers did a good job orchestrating the event and even ordered up some perfect weather.

  • Panel to review chief applicants

    ISSUE: Vine Grove's search for police chief
    OUR VIEW: Proffitt's approach has merit

  • Spreading the praise

    ISSUE: Recognition for achievements
    OUR VIEW: Honoring leaders of tomorrow and today

    It's time once again to offer praise where praise is due.

    That starts with local young people who excelled at Boys State and Girls State. Sponsored by the American Legion, the programs mimic the operations of state government and provide first-hand learning experience for teenagers.