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Letters

  • COLUMN: Child abuse exisits in LaRue County

    Chances are there’s a child being abused or neglected within a few miles of you today. Child abuse knows no economic, geographic or social barriers. It can happen in virtually any neighborhood, in any community and in any county in the state.

    Abuse and neglect results in shattered lives, ruined childhoods, broken families and sometimes even death. In fact, a recent study revealed that the state of Kentucky led the nation in the number of deaths stemming from child abuse and neglect.

  • LETTER: Another Lincoln Days success story

    Another Lincoln Days Festival has come to a close. It is our desire that each of you had a good experience. It certainly was our pleasure to try and put together programs that provide your families with good memories of LaRue County and its residences. 

  • LETTER: Telecommuncation options available to low-income families

    The continual innovation in the telecommunications industry creates numerous new telecommunications options from which Kentucky consumers can choose to best stay connected. Despite the myriad of telecommunication options available to Kentuckians, economic challenges may make it difficult for some to remain connected to family, employers and healthcare providers. To help low-income Kentuckians stay connected, the Link-up and Lifeline (not to be confused with a medical alert program with a similar name) programs may help.

  • LETTER: Sunrise Volunteers recruiting for activities in new nursing home

    Did you ever see a turtle on a fence post? Well, you know he didn’t get there by himself. He had help.

    Now Sunrise Manor Volunteers are on that fence post and we need help getting down. We will be moving into the new building soon and we need you to help us.

    Come join the volunteers. The residents are fun to be with and they need us to bring the outside world to them. The next time you step out into that world, remember, they can’t.

  • LETTER: Farmers market was a success

    Friday, Sept. 16 will be the last farmers market day for the season.

    Thank you to everyone who has come out to the market this year. You all have made it a huge success and we will see you spring 2012.

    Abby Tate

    Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Assistant

    University of Kentucky

    LaRue County Extension Office

  • LETTER: Consider Gatewood in upcoming election

    Gatewood Galbraith.

    Regardless of the fact that he keeps placing a strong second in numerous polls and even first in a few of them, he seems limited to one sentence just mentioning his name at the end of campaign articles.

    They fear anyone that really does want to change things or wants to give the power back to the people such as Gatewood does.

    Any chance of breaking away from the nation splitting two-party system immediately gets swept aside for fear of shaking up the status quo.

  • LETTER: Consider Gatewood in upcoming election

    Gatewood Galbraith.

    Regardless of the fact that he keeps placing a strong second in numerous polls and even first in a few of them, he seems limited to one sentence just mentioning his name at the end of campaign articles.

    They fear anyone that really does want to change things or wants to give the power back to the people such as Gatewood does.

    Any chance of breaking away from the nation splitting two-party system immediately gets swept aside for fear of shaking up the status quo.

  • LETTER: Chamber director thanks volunteers at State Fair booth

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who contributed to our booth at the Kentucky State Fair “Pride of the Counties” exhibit.
    The booth was a great representation of LaRue County because of the many items that were loaned for use in the booth and because of many volunteers that donated their time to man the booth.
    These volunteers donated many hours to tell about LaRue County and everything we have to offer.

  • LETTER: Remember those lost on Sept. 11, 2001

    In a few days, our nation will give honor to those who lost their lives in New York City. I will have no problem to pause and lower my head in silence.

    Being brought up to do so at home, having the honor to serve and as an American, I have a sworn duty to do no less.

    And above all that was said, first and always, God comes first by his loving grace.

    Thank you, God, to be an American.

    Lee Ratliff

    Hodgenville

  • LETTER: Kicking cancer fundraiser a success

    The LaRue County Parks and Recreation hosted the first Kicking Cancer Kickball Tournament on Aug. 20.

    We would like to say thank you to all of the teams and the sponsors who made this event possible. There were a total of 10 teams from LaRue and Hardin Counties representing a youth division and an adult division.

    The event raised more than $1,500 for the American Cancer Society and the LaRue County Parks and Recreation.

    The winners in each age group were as follows:

    First place youth division – First Baptist Church Youth Group