Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Learn about industrial hemp

     A public forum about industrial hemp will be held 2 p.m. June 16 at the Marion County Agriculture Center.

    Is it true that Daniel Boone was wearing hemp underwear under his buckskin clothes?

    Is it true that the first Model A Ford had 40 percent hemp on it body frame? And it ran on industrial hemp gas?

    Is it true that you can make over 100 items from hemp?

    Is it really true that we are importing industrial hemp from 33 countries?

  • COLUMN: Does Pinterest make you feel like a loser?

     Are you on Pinterest?

    “What’s that?” you ask. Oh, honey, where have you been?

    Pinterest is an online bulletin board/scrap book/wish list site where you “pin” pictures of things you see elsewhere on the Web that you like.

    Puppies and kittens and fluffy clouds, cupcakes from Sprinkles in New York, sandals on sale at DSW, the beach at Turks and Caicos.

  • LETTER: Red Hill Cemetery Commission to meet

    Monday, July 9 marks one of only two times a year the Red Hill
    Cemetery Commission meets to discuss issues concerning the cemetery.
    My concerns are:

  • LETTER: E-cycling was a success

    June 2 was another demonstration that people in our environs do indeed care about protecting creation.

    St. Joseph Elementary School in Bardstown provided their spacious parking lot for the 5th Catholic Charities of Louisville electronics recycling day. This effort was endorsed by County Judge Executive Dean Watts,  Catholic Parishes in Nelson County: Basilica of St Joseph Proto Cathedral, St. Monica, St. Thomas, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Immaculate Conception, St. Gregory and St. Michael; and Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.

  • COLUMN: Ready to write with dignity and grace

    If you start seeing a different name in The LaRue County Herald News, have no fear: I will only be here for a little while.  
    My name is Ashley Scoby, and I will be interning with the paper for ten weeks throughout my summer. I’m currently a student at the University of Kentucky, but I’m originally from Glasgow, Ky., about a 40-minute drive from Hodgenville down 31-E.  

  • LETTER: Pets need special care in hot weather

     Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperatures comes much suffering for animals.

    Dogs are descendents of the wolf, an animal that spends its days in the cool forests or in rock shelters. Just as the wolf seeks shelter from the sun, dogs need shade. Rather than providing shade, a dog house sitting in the sun quickly becomes an oven. Deprived of shade a dog can die a slow and painful death from heat stroke. Dog houses need to be placed under a large tree or a side porch needs to be built on the house to provide shade.

  • LETTER: Golf scramble for American Red Cross had many sponsors

     We would like to say thank you to those that supported the American Red Cross Golf Scramble held May 18 at the LaRue County Golf Course. The following are individuals or businesses who donated to the American Red Cross in support of the tournament:

  • COLUMN: Gettysburg ousts offensive Booth bobblehead

     It’s difficult to keep up with all the controversies in the news.