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Today's Opinions

  • JUST ASK: Why are the mayor and city clerk still on the job?

      Why are the mayor and city clerk still on the job?

    If they were employed by any other business or company they would have been fired months ago.

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  • LETTER: What I learned in Frankfort

     What I learned in Frankfort

    On March 21, with a bipartisan 75-16 vote, House Bill 31 passed the House and was sent to the Senate. Senate Leadership refused to assign this bill to a committee or allow a vote on Sen. Higdon's related SB 14.

  • Judge's ruling on pipeline: Playing field leveled

     The decision out of Franklin Circuit Court that the Bluegrass Pipeline does not have the power of eminent domain shows that, at least in one branch of government, private citizens’ rights are still important.

    In his summary judgment against Bluegrass Pipeline, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip J. Shepherd ruled March 25 that the pipeline was not “in public service,” and therefore not eligible to have the government seize private property against the will of landowners.

  • LETTER: Questions remain about crash

    Questions remain

    On Jan. 29, my family suffered a tragic loss. My son and daughter lost the father they dearly loved.

    “Blue” Thomas Underwood was killed in an auto accident on Ky. 61 in front of the LaRue County Golf Course.

    Many questions remain about how the accident occurred. I write this letter as an appeal to anyone who witnessed the accident or was traveling on the roadway behind either vehicle.

  • COLUMN: Jeremy Williams shares his survivor story

     At age 21 what were you doing?

    I had started my career, enjoyed playing basketball, racing cars, and riding 4-wheelers. One day all those things came to a halt when cancer became part of my life.

    My name is Jeremy Williams. I grew up in Buffalo, in a good home with great parents, Mike and Marcia Williams. They took me to church every time the doors were open; that helped lay my foundation for a faith that was going to be tested in a major way.

  • LETTER: Some real snow

    I am a subscriber of your newspaper even though I live in Illinois. I enjoy reading your newspaper especially reading about your snowfall.

    I thought you would enjoy hearing about Illinois’ snowfall. We have received 78.8 inches of snow so far.

    Enclosed are photos of our snow. I hope you enjoy them.

    Martha Bianco

    Leland, Ill.

  • LETTER: Support HB 31

    Do we live in a democracy? The dictionary defines a democracy as a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

    The passage of HB 31 by the House was an indication of democracy at work – a case of private property rights versus corporate interests. This bill prohibits the use of eminent domain by developers of hazardous natural gas liquids pipelines.

  • COLUMN: School board considered several factors in decision

     As was reported in The LaRue County Herald News last week, the LaRue County Board of Education voted to make June 4, 2014 closing day for students.  Graduation will be Friday, June 6.

    Despite missing 13 days of school, a full week of Spring Break is intact and everyone is off Memorial Day.