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Today's Opinions

  • Effort to narrow technical skills gap underway

    Manufacturers in the Lincoln Trail region and across Kentucky offer abundant prospects for those with the right skills and training. Yet for today’s advanced manufacturers, it’s a challenge to find employees with the right technical and life skills.

  • Raising awareness for energy savings

    In a month where we often turn on the air conditioning during the day but the heat at night, it seems appropriate that October has been set aside nationally to raise awareness of our energy needs.

    This annual designation began nearly a quarter-century ago and gives us an opportunity to especially highlight renewable fuels and energy conservation, twin areas where Kentucky routinely gets high marks.

  • Letter to the editor - October 21, 2015

    Dear Editor,

    To the good people of Hodgenville, this is a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our visit to your lovely town during the Lincoln Days Celebration. It’s always good to see old friends and meet new ones. Thank you for your hospitality. We made it home in good time and we hope to see you next year.

    Sincerely,

    Gwen Tibbs and grandkids

    Heidi Muller

    Bobby Rankin

  • Fundraiser fairness with kids
  • Why we do what we do

    Today’s edition of The LaRue County Herald News is special. It’s a sponsored newspaper, and that means that non-subscriber households are receiving today’s edition for FREE all across LaRue County.

    Why? Well, it’s simple. We want you to take another look at the Herald News, and make a choice to subscribe to the paper.

  • Health benefits of winter squash

    Winter squash, such as butternut or acorn are at least as nutritious as pumpkin and deliver more nutrients than summer varieties like zucchini. Winter squash are low in calories with just 80 calories in a cup of cooked butternut squash. They are an excellent source of carotenoids and vitamin C. It is a good source of fiber with 6.6 grams of fiber in one cup of cooked butternut squash and also a good source of potassium.

  • Is a tablet right for you?

    There was a lot of hype last month over Apple’s new iPad Pro. Available in the usual colors with either 32GB or 128GB of storage, and Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi+Cellular. All pretty standard stuff if you already own an iPad.

  • 529 plans help save for college expenses

    Higher education costs continue to rise, leaving many of us wishing we had a secret nest egg just for college expenses. A 529 savings plan is one way for parents of young children to have a little extra money saved for future college expenses. The plan gets its name from Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, which created these types of savings accounts in 1996.