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Today's Opinions

  • MYSTERY PHOTO: Riverside Tavern?

    The mystery of the old photo continues.

    Where was it taken?

    The photographer said it was taken between 1975 and 1977 in LaRue County – a statement that brought some confusion because LaRue County has been dry (no alcohol sales) for decades and the store sign clearly says “beer.” The photo is being displayed in an exhibit at the Frazier History Museum.

    It’s agreed that it wasn’t taken in LaRue County – but several people believe it to have been taken on the LaRue/Nelson line, facing toward LaRue County.

  • LETTER: Conservation programs need protection

    I am a tree farmer in Hart County. Along with Kentucky’s other 467,000 family forest owners, I am proud that my woodland property provides my community with clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and forest products. Most people think that the federal government or big industry owns most of Kentucky’s 467,000 acres of forests, but, in fact, most of Kentucky's forests are owned primarily by family farmers. 

  • Mystery photo continues to perplex

    We received several phone calls about the above photo which is being displayed at the Frazier History Museum.
    The photographer said it was taken between 1975 and 1977 in LaRue County – a statement that brought some confusion because LaRue County has been dry (no alcohol sales) for decades and the store sign clearly says “beer.”

  • COLUMN: Accept holiday greetings in the spirit they're given

    My apologies. I dusted off a column that was published a couple of years ago. It seems that every year about this time, I become involved in a quest for an item that no one really needs – but many really, really want. And that usually entails witnessing an irate shopper tearing apart an exhausted sales clerk. The following contains my thoughts on the subject:

  • LETTER: Loved Christmas on the Square

    Hallelujah, Hodgenville!  Last Saturday night Hodgenvillians came together in the spirit of the season.

    While I was in the Square, excited children and their parents hurried to talk with Santa. Others took a horse-drawn wagon ride around the city’s Christmas tree while the statue of our hometown President watched.

  • Hometown news should be free

    You know your from Larue County when you live far, far away and you can read the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and hundreds of other newspapers ... but you can't read the Larue County Herald because you have to be a paid subscriber to read the paper online. And you can't subscribe to the free limited access account if you live outside the US and don't have a US mailing address

    Thank you Larue County Herald.

    Darrell G. Ragland

    Bolivia

  • COLUMN: God's healing power at work

    Two and a half years ago I had a horrible accident.

    I’m sure everyone remembers the big ice storm. A few weeks after the ice cleared up, we had black ice one night that caused multiple wrecks in LaRue County. 

    On Feb. 21, 2009, I was driving home from the grocery store and hit black ice. My Jeep slammed into a tree. Pastor Knight from Family Worship Center found me. I’m not exactly sure what happened between the time Bro. Knight found me and when the EMS arrived. I was sent to U of L Hospital by helicopter.

  • COLUMN: Pizza is a vegetable - sort of

    When I was in school pizza was pizza. But in comparison Pluto was also a planet.

    Now, Congress has declared pizza a vegetable and Pluto is no longer a planet. It’s crazy how things change.

    Well, technically Congress didn’t declare pizza a vegetable. What Congress did was say the amount of tomato paste used on a slice of pizza could be declared as one serving of vegetable. And I thought tomatoes were classified as fruit on the nutritional chart.