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Today's Opinions

  • A strong Fort Knox equals a stronger Army

    The recent developments world-wide are a reminder why our nation needs a strong national defense. Fort Knox is key to our military’s future. Unfortunately, this Administration has taken actions that reduce our military advantage when we should be doing all that we can to keep our advantage strong.

  • It’s never too early to read to your children

     To help get your children ready for kindergarten, the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood reminds everyone that young children need nutritious food, stimulating toys and lots of hugs and kisses. But beginning at birth, they also need to be talked, sung and read to.

  • Library workshop: Resumes and interview skills

    I would like to introduce myself to the community. My name is Caitlin Underwood and I have been working part time as a circulation clerk at the LaRue County Public Library since February. I graduated from LaRue County High School in May 2009 and then attended Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, until I graduated cum laude in December 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in human services and counseling.

  • Harvesting a garden of tears

    This last week, I watered the garden (as well as a few hospital stairwells) with a lot of tears as my heart is heavy and filled with emotion.

    My father, the master gardener, has bid his farewell and makes ready to depart this Earth.

    To have lived 95 years is quite an achievement, but to live 95 years happily is an even greater one.

  • Just ask

    How much has the county spent to house Abdullah White in the LaRue County Detention Center?

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    According to jail records, the total for his accommodations and meals was almost $18,000 as of last week. White has spent some time in the Hart County Detention Center as well. He was charged with the 2011 murder of 28-year-old Kristie Allen.

    E-mail your Just Ask question to editor@laruecountyherald.com.

     

  • Letter to the Editor

    AGstravaganza was enjoyable

    Congratulations on a super event.

    I very much enjoyed the variety and mix of the agri-experience throughout our community. This is a great educational opportunity for our youth as well as adults. To learn that local cabbage is not only grown and sold but also contains the value-added element of coleslaw production. And to find that local corn has become an important ingredient in Kentucky bourbon distilling is most satisfying to me.

  • What my country means to me

     

    Winning Essay by Ronald Dale Mather in the Hodgenville Jaycee Independence Hall Essay Contest

  • Nerdy hobbies include genealogy

    I am what most people would call a nerd. I always have been. I can rattle off the names of every major (and most minor) Game of Thrones characters, I love history, I take an odd amount of pride in remembering completely pointless movie trivia (did you know that all of Jeff Bridges’ attire in The Big Lebowski was from his own closet?) and I generally occupy my free time with the nerdiest hobbies around. I bowl, I play video games and I’m all caught up in collecting those Pop! vinyl figures lately.