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.

  • Small business downturns offer unique holiday shopping opportunities

    By Patricia Krausman

    As the holiday shopping season gets underway, and as you rush about from store to store looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, consider what shopping local means for our region’s economy.

    This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a time when customers are encouraged to shop locally for their holiday gifts and purchases and to recognize the role small businesses play in keeping our communities prosperous.

  • A word on Thanksgiving

    By Terry Mills

    This week, our family and friends will gather around the dinner table, as they have for generations, to celebrate a holiday that is nearing its 400th anniversary.

    As even some of our youngest students can tell us, what is widely considered to be America’s first Thanksgiving took place in 1621, when the Pilgrims and a tribe of Native Americans came together for a three-day feast to give thanks for a successful harvest.

  • Reinvent your Thanksgiving feast

    Many people would sum up their Thanksgiving experience by saying, “it was a feast.” However, with most feasts there is the potential for leftovers and Thanksgiving is no different.

    Many of us are acquainted with leftover turkey sandwiches, turkey enchiladas and even turkey potpie. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests the following as a means of reinventing Thanksgiving leftovers:

    Prepare turkey soup. Boil the carcass and add diced sweet potatoes, green beans and other vegetables.