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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Support HB 31

    Do we live in a democracy? The dictionary defines a democracy as a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

    The passage of HB 31 by the House was an indication of democracy at work – a case of private property rights versus corporate interests. This bill prohibits the use of eminent domain by developers of hazardous natural gas liquids pipelines.

  • COLUMN: School board considered several factors in decision

     As was reported in The LaRue County Herald News last week, the LaRue County Board of Education voted to make June 4, 2014 closing day for students.  Graduation will be Friday, June 6.

    Despite missing 13 days of school, a full week of Spring Break is intact and everyone is off Memorial Day.

  • LETTER: Smell, begone

     In reference to Linda’s Lines, recommending tomato juice to kill skunk smell:

    Heloise says to forget the tomato juice and use or mix one quart bottle of peroxide, one-fourth cup of baking soda and a few drops or tablespoon of dishwashing detergent and wash items with the mix.

    It sure works for my husband. He tried it on our dog.

    Smell begone.

    Maxine French

    Hodgenville

  • Clarification needed to protect property rights

    Last March a land agent showed up at my door to inform me that two private companies wanted to install a pipeline for natural gas liquids on my farm. It would originate in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and join with an existing pipeline in Hardinsburg, which would link it to Louisiana. I was shocked and told the man I was not overjoyed with that news. But his response set me back even farther when he stated that they felt their project would have eminent domain power, meaning they could come through my property whether I like it or not.

  • Family has adopted 470

    To all who travel Ky. 470 between Magnolia and Buffalo, please stop tossing your beer cans and bottles, cigarette packs, water bottles, fast food boxes, wraps and other trash out your vehicle windows – or let trash fly out the back of your truck.

    Family and friends of Aaron Barnes have adopted a part of this road to keep clean. I don’t know if you knew Aaron but he was a really good person.

    Why do you want to trash the land that Aaron loved?

    Thank you to everyone helping to keep the roadsides clean.

    Linda Miller

  • Just Ask: What does the PVA earn?

    What is the salary of the LaRue County PVA?

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    According to the State Local Finance Officer (Department of Local Government), an incoming property valuation officer in LaRue County will earn $76,264.12.

    (Editor’s note: A new judge/executive, sheriff, county clerk and jailer would make the same salary – as set by the state.)

  • LETTER: Stop animal abuse

     I am writing about animal abuse.

    Animal abuse has been going on for a while now. A lot of animals have been beaten or neglected. I have no idea why a person wants to do that to animals. I know a way we could stop animal abuse is to start doing background checks every time someone wants to adopt an animal.

    So, people should stop beating and neglecting animals. They have not done anything to you so you have no reason to abuse and neglect animals.

    Alexia Hines

    Magnolia

  • LETTER: Next Century campaign at Campbellsville University

     In looking back over the past two years of the silent phase of our capital campaign, Our Time -This Place:  The Next Century Campaign for Campbellsville University, it is astounding how God has blessed Campbellsville University.

    Because of the generosity of our alumni and friends, we reached our goal of $30 million two and a half months ahead of time. This level of progress has resulted in our record enrollments, new residence halls, new programs, and expanded ministry through Christian higher education.