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Today's Opinions

  • Hours after trash pick up, more had been thrown down

    Dear Editor,

    Last Saturday, April 1, Becky’s Team participated in the Trash for Cash as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. We cleaned up 10 miles of road littered with everything imaginable, but the sad part of that is 75 to 80% of that trash is recyclable.

    There were lots of plastic bottles and aluminum cans along with paper and Styrofoam too. We also found old tires, a mattress and box springs, an old TV and even a couch and loveseat.

  • LETTER: Disheartened by beer cans on roads

    Dear Editor,

    On April 1, I was part of a group from South Fork Baptist Church who picked up trash on about 10 miles of back roads in LaRue County, as a fundraiser for our mission trip to Africa.

    It is surprising how much trash 10 miles of country roads can collect. How many beer cans can be chunked out windows on these roads, along with juice boxes, soda cans, broken sunglass cases, tobacco cans, and myriad other items.

  • LETTER: Trash for cash brings lessons

    Dear editor,

    I am writing to you about our recent participation in the LaRue County Trash for Cash cleanup in the Oak Hill and Maxine communities. This was a great opportunity for our adults and young people to come together, be a part of beautifying areas of our county and raising funds to be used in an upcoming mission trip to New York.

  • LETTER: Poker Run for child abuse awareness coming to LaRue

    Dear Editor,

    April is Child Abuse awareness month. The Travelers Widows Sons are teaming with SpringHaven, Inc. to host a poker run to help bring awareness and raise proceeds for the children’s program at SpringHaven Domestic Violence shelter.

    Belinda Burd, SpringHaven’s child advocate reached out to the Travelers Widows Sons to ask if they could assist in helping raise awareness and proceeds for the children’s program at SpringHaven.

  • The internet is down! April Fools

    True story. Many years ago, I was lecturing on technology at a conference, and a man came up and asked me how he would know when he had reached the end of the Internet! I realized immediately there was not going to be any way to answer his question, at least in time allotted, so I simply said, “No problem, it will display a message for you that you have “Now, reached the end of the Internet.”

    He walked away seemingly satisfied with the answer. Sometimes I wonder if he is still looking for the message to pop up in his browser.

  • Senator Meredith legislative update

    Long nights, intense debate, and media attention from across the globe wrapped up what started as a quiet final week of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

    Minutes before the Senate gaveled out for good, Governor Matt Bevin called this session the most productive in history.  It was truly an honor to work alongside the governor with the new House Majority to pass many great initiatives for our commonwealth.

  • Senator Steve Meredith’s legislative update - March 29, 2017

    Since this is the period of the Legislative Session when the Governor has his veto days and the Senate does not meet, I wanted to discuss the issue of making health care more accessible and more affordable for all Kentuckians. As the former CEO of a rural hospital, improving health care was a major factor that drove my decision to run for public office.

  • Remember your finances while spring cleaning

    Many people have an annual spring cleaning routine which includes washing windows, cabinets and woodwork.  This year take time to also “clean-up” your financial records. 

    Sort through your financial paperwork, and identify old statements which can be shredded or thrown away. Remember, it is always a good idea to shred any paperwork that contains personal information, especially bank account, credit card or other financial information.