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Letters

  • LETTER: Public pensions a crucial issue facing our Commonwealth

    Dear Editor,

    There has been a great deal of conversation in the press lately about public pensions and there should be. It is a critical issue facing our Commonwealth, possibly the most critical issue for at least the next decade.

  • LETTER: All graduates should participate

    Dear Editor,

    As a graduate of LaRue County Schools, the parent of two graduates and a parent by choice of another, a former member of the LaRue County Board of Education, and a lifelong supporter of our schools, I am sadly disappointed that two recent graduates were not allowed to walk with the Class of 2017 to receive their diplomas.

  • Letter to the editor - May 24, 2017

    Dear Editor,

    Throughout the month of May the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet traditionally celebrates the state’s vast tourism industry and releases the year’s economic data and impact figures.

  • Trash for Cash offers eye opening experience

    Dear Editor,

    On April 25 and 29, the 2016-2017 Leadership LaRue class volunteered a few hours of our time to Trash for Cash, which is a government funded activity in which garbage is collected from county roadways and a donation is made to the organization of the volunteer’s choice in return. We worked to benefit the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Concern about the negative impact of alcohol

    Dear Editor,

    In regards to the alcohol petition circulating in LaRue County, we would like to take the opportunity to express our concerns about the negative impact it would have, should it be allowed by a vote. We are proud to live in a dry city/county and we hope and pray that it will remain that way.

  • LETTER: Poker Run for child abuse awareness coming to LaRue

    Dear Editor,

    April is Child Abuse awareness month. The Travelers Widows Sons are teaming with SpringHaven, Inc. to host a poker run to help bring awareness and raise proceeds for the children’s program at SpringHaven Domestic Violence shelter.

    Belinda Burd, SpringHaven’s child advocate reached out to the Travelers Widows Sons to ask if they could assist in helping raise awareness and proceeds for the children’s program at SpringHaven.

  • LETTER: Trash for cash brings lessons

    Dear editor,

    I am writing to you about our recent participation in the LaRue County Trash for Cash cleanup in the Oak Hill and Maxine communities. This was a great opportunity for our adults and young people to come together, be a part of beautifying areas of our county and raising funds to be used in an upcoming mission trip to New York.

  • LETTER: Disheartened by beer cans on roads

    Dear Editor,

    On April 1, I was part of a group from South Fork Baptist Church who picked up trash on about 10 miles of back roads in LaRue County, as a fundraiser for our mission trip to Africa.

    It is surprising how much trash 10 miles of country roads can collect. How many beer cans can be chunked out windows on these roads, along with juice boxes, soda cans, broken sunglass cases, tobacco cans, and myriad other items.

  • Hours after trash pick up, more had been thrown down

    Dear Editor,

    Last Saturday, April 1, Becky’s Team participated in the Trash for Cash as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. We cleaned up 10 miles of road littered with everything imaginable, but the sad part of that is 75 to 80% of that trash is recyclable.

    There were lots of plastic bottles and aluminum cans along with paper and Styrofoam too. We also found old tires, a mattress and box springs, an old TV and even a couch and loveseat.

  • Roadside clean up a humbling experience

    Dear Editor,