Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Informing community about tax rate info

    Dear editor,

    As a parent and alumna, I am honored to serve as a member of the LaRue County Schools Board of Education. I couldn’t be prouder of all our students and staff are accomplishing and that our district is the eighth highest achieving in Kentucky.

    Your local schools want to continue and build upon this success, ensuring every LCS student has the educational opportunities they need to reach their full potential. To do that, it is imperative we begin sincere planning for the future, including our financial needs.

  • Agstravaganza thank you

    Dear editor,

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of LaRue County Farm Bureau we would like to thank the community for the amazing support shown for our AgStravaganza Faith-Family-Farm-Food Dinner held on the square in downtown Hodgenville, August 12, 2017.

    This was the second year for the dinner and it was a huge success. That was proven by watching 375 people mix and mingle while enjoying appetizers and dinner on a perfect August evening on our town square.

  • Workforce innovation, opportunity act helps young adults

    So many young adults have sincere interests in developing the skills they need to start a career in one of our region’s thriving industries. Too often, though, these job seekers are discouraged because they don’t think they can afford the training needed to qualify for high paying, in-demand jobs.

  • The Kentucky State Fair The best agriculture on display

    The Kentucky State Fair is one of the highlights of the agricultural year in Kentucky. As a farm kid from Scott County, I have many fond memories of past state fairs. It’s a chance to rub elbows with our neighbors, reunite with friends from across the Commonwealth, and show off the best that Kentucky agriculture has to offer. The 113th edition of this great tradition is Aug. 17-27, and, as always, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is pleased to be a part of it.

  • Advice to Millennials on managing Credit and Debt

    Got debt? You’re not alone. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a report recently that U.S. household debt—which includes home mortgages and home equity loans, credit card debt, auto loans and student debt—stood at $12.73 trillion in the first quarter of 2017. That’s a staggering amount, and surpasses the previous record set during the 2008 recession. The Fed also reported that 44 million Americans share a piece of over 1.34 trillion dollars’ worth of student loan debt. The majority of student debt holders are now over 30 years old.

  • Letter to the editor - Vinessa Johnson

    Dear Editor,

  • Eclipse excitement

    There has been a lot of buzz this past month about the total solar eclipse that is supposed to occur on August 21.

    I am not going to regurgitate all the information about it since our correspondent Ron Benningfield wrote a well written and informational article about it.

  • DIY home canned tomato juice

    If you want to make and can your own tomato juice, an average of 23 pounds of tomatoes is needed per canner load of 7 quarts, or an average of 14 pounds per canner load of 9 pints. A bushel weighs 53 pounds and yields 15 to 18 quarts of juice – an average of three and one fourth pounds per quart. Wash, remove stems, and trim off bruised or discolored portions.