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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor - May 24, 2017

    Dear Editor,

    Throughout the month of May the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet traditionally celebrates the state’s vast tourism industry and releases the year’s economic data and impact figures.

  • Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day

    While Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time for gathering with family and friends for picnics, pool parties, and parades, I write to you with the annual reminder not to forget the true meaning of the event. Memorial Day is a time to remember the brave men and women who have put everything on the line so we may live in freedom in the greatest nation in the world.

  • Leaving behind a legacy

    As many of you have already heard, Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks passed away on Wednesday, May 17 and his funeral was on Monday, May 22.

    A lot of people have shared their memories of Wally on social media sites. When someone has served in a community for almost three decades, a lot of memories have no doubt been made by many people.

    I came to know Wally really well after I started working at The LaRue County Herald News in June 2015. Actually, he was the first person I talked to on the first day of my job.

  • Letter: Than you for support of Annual Tractor pull

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing to report the success of the second annual tractor pull, Pulling for Ronnie and Mike, that took place on April 8 at LaRue County fairgrounds. With the hard work and dedication from the pull promotors, as well as several volunteers, the pull was a great success!

  • Talk to me baby!

    I remember conversations decades ago discussing both touch and voice recognition technology in our computers with the likes of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Both had their dreams and both felt that typing was too cumbersome and too slow.

    Touch (and by association Gestures) is well ingrained in our technology today, but voice is just now coming to the forefront. The biggest issue for most of us is the multitude of voice integrated devices we have.

  • Spring Cleaning, Caregiving

    We feel more energized by the longer days and warmer temperatures of spring. UK Eldercare reminds us now may be a good time to consider a spring cleaning with your loved one in their home.

    It may provide valuable insight into how your loved one is managing as they age. It also provides a chance to improve the safety of your loved one’s home; increase the ease of their living condition by reorganizing and replacing worn out items; and evaluate the quality of your loved one’s life and assess if additional help may be needed.

  • Trash for Cash offers eye opening experience

    Dear Editor,

    On April 25 and 29, the 2016-2017 Leadership LaRue class volunteered a few hours of our time to Trash for Cash, which is a government funded activity in which garbage is collected from county roadways and a donation is made to the organization of the volunteer’s choice in return. We worked to benefit the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Superstitious Cleaning

    Stevie Wonder sings about being Superstitious. It’s a great song with an awesome beat and rhythm that keeps you working at a quick steady pace. The song, and cleaning make me think about Superstitions.

    I’m not superstitious, I’m really not; however I find myself doing these peculiar things that really superstitious people do.

    “They aren’t calling for rain this weekend… KNOCK ON WOOD” or when someone says the same exact thing I say at the same time I find myself, at least thinking, “JINX!”