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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Smells like spring in the country

     My daughter Amanda and the three granddaughters visited a couple of weeks ago.

    The sun was down, the moon was out and the stars were twinkling as she loaded Claire, Lucy and Jillian into the van. She commented on “how much brighter the stars seem in the country” as she was leaving.

    “They’re here every night,” I told her.

    As she drove toward the big city, she told the girls how much she missed the openness and the quiet of the country.

  • JUST ASK: How much did the Creek Front restrooms cost?

     How much did the restroom facility at Creek Front Park cost? Was the contract bid? What contractor was awarded the project?

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    The restroom facility was part of a matching grant program from the Department of Local Government. It cost $24,692 with the City of Hodgenville matching the grant with in-kind labor. The City acted as its own general contractor and purchased the construction materials, according to City Clerk/Treasurer MaDonna Hornback.

    Several local construction firms/workers were hired to do the work.

  • COLUMN: President should end spin-control culture

     When the Valley Journals of Riverton, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, wanted to know the time of the town’s 2012 Easter egg hunt, they couldn’t find out. The city barred the parks official from speaking to reporters without permission, and nothing, not even the Second Coming, would pry that information loose.

    What Valley Journals Managing Editor Linda Petersen experienced is unfortunately all too common – and becoming more so – in Utah, Washington, D.C., and other government shops across the country.

  • COLUMN: President should end spin-control culture

     When the Valley Journals of Riverton, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, wanted to know the time of the town’s 2012 Easter egg hunt, they couldn’t find out. The city barred the parks official from speaking to reporters without permission, and nothing, not even the Second Coming, would pry that information loose.

    What Valley Journals Managing Editor Linda Petersen experienced is unfortunately all too common – and becoming more so – in Utah, Washington, D.C., and other government shops across the country.