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Letters

  • LETTER: There are consequences for littering

    Dear Editor,

    Picture this. You’re driving down the road and finish the Polar Pop in your hand, all the cup holders are full, and you have nowhere to put the empty cup. What do you do? More often than not I bet the answer is to roll down the window and throw it out. And if we’re all being honest we’ve all done this at some point in our lives with some type of trash or another. But what most of us don’t stop to think about is what it is actually doing to our environment and community.

  • LETTER: Senior day at the fair

    Dear Editor,

    Senior Day at the fair was held June 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.

    We want to thank Fair Board President Steve Johnson and all of the Fair board members for another successful day at the LaRue County Fair for the senior’s day.  

  • LETTER: Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor,

    We’d like to take the time to reflect on our roadsides in LaRue County. Our youth at Lane Lincoln CME Church, 200 Tanner Road in Hodgenville, participated in the Trash for Cash program and learned some valuable lessons.

    The first lesson is people will throw anything on the side of the road including cans, bottles, needles, car parts etc. The second lesson they learned is you will have to work in life, nothing is free.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.