• Bluegrass Pipeline: Step up, fiscal court

    I read with disappointment that the LaRue County Fiscal Court has no plans to take a position on the Bluegrass Pipeline. Some reports say most landowners are in favor of the pipeline, yet that appears to contradict the feeling within our community.

  • LETTER: Support the KDS fund, enjoy a show

    Tickets for the annual Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial luncheon are on sale now.

    A delicious luncheon and play by the LaRue County High School Speech Team will cost only $20. This worthy cause has helped hundreds of needy families purchase school clothes for their children for more than 30 years and will also help the speech team continue their winning tradition. 

    The play should be fun and features both students and community members in a hilarious comedy entitled “Love, Sex, and the IRS.” Tickets are on sale until Nov. 8. 

  • LETTER: Send the kids a postcard

    The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary School, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources and highlights found in each region.

    The kids in the class think it would be fun to receive postcards, souvenirs, resources or any information about our great country from each of the 50 states.

    We hope that people who read this letter will be interested in mailing our class items pertaining to their state.

  • LETTER: Deceptive pipeline information

     Deceptive pipeline information

    A representative of the Williams company, Scott Carney, was on a local radio station recently. He said the Bluegrass Pipeline will create jobs. Because it would take business away from truckers, railroads and barge operators, who are now safely shipping natural gas liquids, these people will lose their jobs.

    It seems to me the pipeline is a job destroyer rather than creator.

  • LETTER: Lincoln Days Antique Engine and Tractor Show

    What a good Saturday for the antique tractor and engine show during the Lincoln Days festival.

  • Letters to the Editor - October 16, 2013

    Blood drive draws 21
    I want to thank the 21 individuals who volunteered to give blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. We received 17 good units of blood.

    Thanks to the volunteers who assisted with the drive – Becky Loyall and Linda Stearman.

    The community blood drive is sponsored by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. The blood drive will return Dec. 10.

  • Letters to the Editor - October 2, 2013

    They’ll be back next year
    I’m not a great author, but my story is simple, it is about one of the greatest places I have been in America: Hodgenville, Ky.

    My wife Jennifer and I were on our way home from a family vacation in North Dakota. We were able to make a little detour and had read about the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. After a really enjoyable two days on the trail it was once again time to head for home.

  • Letter to the Editor - September 25, 2013

    Thank you, Joel Ray, for the memories
    I had intentions of writing long before, things are rushing here. Anyhow, I want Joel Ray to know I appreciated the article he (interviewed for) in the paper (Buffalo was a little bit Mayberry by Ron Benningfield in the July 31 issue). It brought many memories and especially the one about Mrs. Ewing the telephone operator there, who so happened to be my mother.  

  • Letter to the Editor - September 18, 2013

    Racing to Disney
    The Business and Technology students at LaRue County High School who are traveling to Walt Disney World would like to say thank you to our sponsors and everyone who participated in the Taking Care of Business 5k on Sept. 14.

    Marshall Metcalf was the overall male winner; Misty Bivens was the overall female winner.

  • Frankfort Report

    This past week’s priority in Frankfort was redistricting as the state legislature fulfilled its Constitutional duty of redrawing voting districts according to the U.S. Census population. I am pleased the Senate passed a fair plan that had bipartisan support.  

    The district I serve, District 5, is now comprised of Breckinridge, Edmonson, Grayson, Hart, LaRue and Meade Counties. Keep in mind, the federal court still has to rule on the constitutionality of both the Senate and the House maps, but the Senate is confident its map will pass constitutional scrutiny.