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Today's Opinions

  • Lack of tech is the mother of good times

    Summer is officially here: Picnics, grilling, camping, swimming and relaxing in the shade under the trees in the yard with a glass of spearmint sun tea as children splash in the kiddie pool. It’s all like a lazy afternoon dream and passes just as quickly. Looking back at some of my childhood summer memories, the ones that stand out the most are a little peculiar. My parents were, hands down, the best at improvisation. I’m not talking the comedy improvisation (although there was plenty of that); they were the best at making great things happen with just what they had.

  • LETTER: There are consequences for littering

    Dear Editor,

    Picture this. You’re driving down the road and finish the Polar Pop in your hand, all the cup holders are full, and you have nowhere to put the empty cup. What do you do? More often than not I bet the answer is to roll down the window and throw it out. And if we’re all being honest we’ve all done this at some point in our lives with some type of trash or another. But what most of us don’t stop to think about is what it is actually doing to our environment and community.

  • Tips for making jelly and jam

    For proper texture, jellies and jams require the correct combination of fruit, pectin, acid, and sugar. The fruit supplies the water to dissolve the rest of the necessary ingredients and furnishes some or all of the pectin and acid.

  • LETTER: Senior day at the fair

    Dear Editor,

    Senior Day at the fair was held June 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.

    We want to thank Fair Board President Steve Johnson and all of the Fair board members for another successful day at the LaRue County Fair for the senior’s day.  

  • LETTER: Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor,

    We’d like to take the time to reflect on our roadsides in LaRue County. Our youth at Lane Lincoln CME Church, 200 Tanner Road in Hodgenville, participated in the Trash for Cash program and learned some valuable lessons.

    The first lesson is people will throw anything on the side of the road including cans, bottles, needles, car parts etc. The second lesson they learned is you will have to work in life, nothing is free.

  • From Cleveland speakeasy to Kentucky clear

    I’ve been working on a story series for a long time now. What started as a desire to know a little more about LaRue County’s moonshine history has evolved into a series of stories that will show you some of LaRue County’s more colorful and forgotten characters.

  • A coat rack, control and mercy

    My name is Vanessa and I take it upon myself to try and fix things. Too many things. I’m an imperfect person and chronic perfectionist.

    I move furniture on my own and hang coat racks without waiting for my husband. Even though I’m pretty sure the level indicated it was good and level, the coat rack was very much unlevel. So much so it looked like I tried to hang it while standing on a hill, in a wind storm, blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back.

  • LETTER: Public pensions a crucial issue facing our Commonwealth

    Dear Editor,

    There has been a great deal of conversation in the press lately about public pensions and there should be. It is a critical issue facing our Commonwealth, possibly the most critical issue for at least the next decade.