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Letters

  • LETTER: Session leaves disappointment for many in business community

    The 2015 session of the General Assembly is being heralded by some as a great success due to the passage of bills addressing heroin, the road fund and other issues. Without question, there is cause to acknowledge and celebrate those accomplishments.

    But there is another chapter to this session’s story for Kentucky’s business community, and it is one of disappointment because of the many pro-business bills that were left hanging in the balance when the final gavel fell.

    First, the positive results of the session that will advance Kentucky:

  • LETTER: In search of ...

    Searching for Brown family

    I am looking for any descendants of Joseph B. and Caroline Palmer Brown of LaRue County in the 1830s-1860s, or any information on this couple. They were my great-great-great grandparents.

    They had seven children: Felix L., John C., Nancy E. (Patterson), William Lewis, Joseph B. Jr., Susan Cynthia (Brackett) and Zachariah T. Brown. Please contact me at lightbrownie@hotmail.com

    Diana M. Brown

  • LETTER: Campbellsville Fire Department seeks photos

      100 years for Campbellsville Fire Department

    The Campbellsville Fire Department is celebrating its 100th year. A committee is working on an anniversary publication, and it is looking for photos of the Campbellsville Fire Department. 

  • Just ask

    If you see someone throwing out garbage on the side of the road – who do you call to turn them in?

    Has anyone ever been fined $500 (per the road signs) for throwing out garbage?

    Who do you call about an excessive amount of garbage on the side of the road? (Specifically, the area on Bardstown Road at the foot of Red Hill Cemetery).

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    LaRue County Solid Waste Coordinator Jill Gray responded:

  • Guest editorial: Eminent domain battle

    Kentucky’s Rand Paul was one of only two Republicans in the Senate who voted to protect the property rights of those whose homes and farms lie in the path of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.

    Paul supports the crude-oil pipeline but saw that something bigger is at stake when private companies claim the power to seize property that is not theirs. Paul might have been playing to his Tea Party base, but his vote kept the faith with rural Kentuckians across the political spectrum.

  • JUST ASK: Why has the mayor not made an attempt to recover bond monies that is due to the City of Hodgenville?

    Generally speaking, a bond guarantees the honesty and faithful performance of a public official’s duties. Bonds protect the interest of taxpayers.

    The question revolves around the alleged wrongdoing by former city clerk/treasurer MaDonna Hornback. She has been indicted on 54 counts of abuse of public trust; and one count of theft by unlawful taking – but she is considered innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.

    As city clerk/treasurer, Hornback was bonded.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Time to move Kentucky forward

    It’s time to move Kentucky forward. We are encouraged that two important leaders from both sides of the aisle, House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D) and Minority Leader Jeff Hoover (R) are doing just that though their leadership of a very important initiative to allow for greater control to be returned to local communities and citizens.

  • Maybe if they see it, something will change

    My name is Shianne Thompson and I am 12 years old.

    I live out in the country and every couple of weeks, me, my brother and mamaw or papaw go out and pick up cans on Edlin Hill in Roanoke. The last time me and my mamaw went out and picked up cans I asked her why people had to throw their trash out on our property. She told me just because they were too lazy to take it to the dump. The dump is five or six miles down the road.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Reconsider LIFT

  • ‘Own up to it’

    Clara Mae Druen, longtime subscriber of The LaRue County Herald News, called Monday to let us know someone – who either wasn’t paying attention to his driving or had to maneuver around something in the roadway – had struck her mailbox and newspaper box. The posts are twisted and will need to be replaced.

    The driver left behind his right front headlight.