• LETTER: Pets need extra care during hot weather

    Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperatures comes much suffering for animals.

    Dogs are descendents of the wolf, an animal that spends its days in the cool forests or in rock shelters. Just as the wolf seeks shelter from the sun, dogs need shade. Rather than providing shade, a dog house sitting in the sun quickly becomes an oven. Deprived of shade a dog can die a slow and painful death from heat stroke. Dog houses need to be placed under a large tree or a side porch needs to be built on the house to provide shade. 

  • LETTER: Auction for Africa fundraiser was a success

     A huge thank you to all the LaRue County businesses and individuals who donated items for our Auction for Africa fundraiser. We are blessed to live in such a great community. There’s not enough room to list all of them that made donations.

    I would like to give recognition to Arrowhead Archery and Pawn, owned by Louie and Melissa Payne. They donated their entire outdoor archery facility for our Aiming for Africa bow-shoot and allowed us to have all the proceeds. They are great folks operating a thriving business in Hodgenville and LaRue County.

  • LETTER: Saddle Club appreciates donors

    Saddle Club appreciates donors

    The LaRue County Saddle Club would like to say thank you to everyone for supporting the Tough Enough to Wear Pink show for Relay for Life.

    This was our first year and we raised $800.

  • LETTER: Horse show raised $800 for Relay for Life

    Horse show raises $800

    I would like to thank the team members for our great success in Relay for Life. Thanks to the LaRue County Saddle Club for the Tough Enough to Wear Pink show.

    The first-year show raised $800. Also I would like to thank all of our friends who came to the pancake breakfast for Relay and the many others who made donations. I wish all of you great health and happiness.

    Gayle Shepherd

    Team Captain

    Horse Lovers, Boaters and Campers

  • LETTER: Gay marriage debate continues

     For the better part of the past two decades, the debate over the definition of marriage has steadily intensified. Numerous states have undergone public referendums banning homosexual arrangements or, contrarily, allowing civil unions. Recently, our president came out in favor of gay marriage, offering his personal support. As a pastor, I have had to ask, "How should the church of God respond?"

  • Foster families needed

     May is National Foster Care Month, a time to come together on behalf of the nearly 6,000 Kentucky children who are living in foster care because their own families are in crisis. This month provides the opportunity to thank the foster families who provide homes and love to children who need them. Foster parents often become the substitute family for the youth regardless of how long they stay – be it an hour or a lifetime.

  • LETTER: May is Foster Care Awareness Month

     Many people know of foster care, but few really understand how the system works, the role of the foster parents and most importantly, the experience of the children and youth in care.

    More than 6,800 Kentucky children and youth are in out-of-home care. Most are placed in temporary foster care due to parental neglect or abuse. The average age of a child in care is 10.7 years.

    More than 73 percent of the children/youth in care are white; 19.3 percent are black and 4.3 percent are Hispanic.

  • LETTER: Truitt will be missed

    Truitt will be missed
    With the passing of Roger Truitt, whom I had for one a great deal of respect:
    I will remember him with a great deal of pride – his love for his country, our flag, veterans, but most of all, his direct approach to your problems.
    He didn’t water down anything. He called an ace an ace. No wishy-washy with him.
    From one veteran to another, thank you for having known you, Roger.
    God bless his family.
    Lee Ratliff

  • LETTER: United Way surpasses goal

     United Way of Central Kentucky's 2011 Campaign, which funds nonprofits in Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Meade and LaRue Counties, concluded in  February. Our annual fundraising drive, which began late last summer, yielded some truly fantastic results that would not have been possible without your support. With that said, on behalf of our board of directors and staff, as well as each individual and family impacted by United Way's work, thank you.

  • LETTER: Child abuse rages through Kentucky

     Kentucky has already seen the destructive power of nature as storms and tornadoes have hit several communities across the Commonwealth this spring. There have been lives lost, whole communities devastated and families uprooted from their homes.