Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor - August 26, 2015

    Communication will make the LCS District stronger

    The school year is underway and off to an incredible start for LaRue County Schools. On the heels of back-to-school season, it is school tax season throughout Kentucky. The LCS Board of Education will consider proposed 2015 tax rates Thursday.

  • Happy Father's Day

    Well it’s almost time to celebrate dad again with ties and cards that are funny or made from the hands of the littlest of these to show just how special Daddy really is.

    My Daddy, named John Samuel, was always called “Jack.” He used to say, “all great men named John are called Jack,” and he was one of the great ones.

  • The things we do for our children

    When my daughter Natalie was young, she wanted to get her ears pierced. And even though she wanted her ears pierced, she was afraid of needles. Her solution, one that was clever and smart, was for me to get my ears pierced to show her it did not hurt.

  • Things that make you wonder

        What if only one person from every county in Kentucky decided to go vote after all on election day? Would we be facing a recanvass this Thursday? The Republican Gubernatorial race was won unofficially by 83 votes, and there are 120 counties in Kentucky. I wonder....

  • The need for a war room

    In the media, we are faced with covering news events that affect the daily lives of our readers. We present the facts, and allow our readers to make a decision on their own, without influence from our own values or stand on a particular subject or topic.

  • Reduce clutter for easier cleaning

    With the County’s Fall Recycling Day coming up on Saturday, October 17 from 8:00 am to Noon at the County Road Department, you may want to think about doing some decluttering and organizing at home.


    · Do you really need multiple versions of the same item? Keep one or two that you love and donate or sell the rest.

  • Impact of aerospace aviation on the Kentucky

    Most Kentuckians know that the commonwealth plays a major role in the auto industry. In fact, only two states produce more cars and trucks than we do, but far fewer are likely aware that our work in aerospace and aviation has overtaken it.

    Last year, that industry accounted for nearly $8 billion in exports, topping the $5.9 billion generated by our auto parts and assembly factories. Overall, about half of everything that Kentucky ships beyond our borders ultimately goes toward moving people and products over the ground and in the air.

  • Letter to the editor - October 7, 2015

    The Goodyear Blimp flew over Lincoln Days on Sunday afternoon during the Railsplitting Competition. It was a welcome sight to see after a dreary, rainy Saturday and a windy, messy Friday.

    The Lincoln Days Board works year-round to produce the festival, but the weather is something that is beyond our control. It was a welcome sight to see sunshine, blue skies and a blimp, but what was even more welcoming and even more appreciated, is the enduring community spirit that brought people out to support our vendors, exhibitors, musicians, entertainers, and event participants.