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Today's Opinions

  • Waste: Food for thought

    Dear Editor,

    Have you ever thrown away a perfectly good piece of food in the garbage? Did you know in 2014, we disposed of more than 38 million tons of food? The things we just throw on the ground can pollute the land and kill animals. About 955 of the food we throw away ends up in landfills or combustion facilities.

  • Commitment to Community

    This week saw lots of little shovels and flying dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new LaRue County Public Library. As a total bookworm who spent a ton of time in my local library growing up, it is exciting to see the start of a new chapter for the community. Last week I was lucky to attend my first meeting of the LaRue County Genealogy Society, where I learned a little library history from the chapters before about some women who worked wonders.

  • Cooking with kids during the Holidays

    Around the holidays, people tend to spend more time in the kitchen whether it is making seasonal baked goods or preparing large meals to feed the family. With children out of school and families gathered together, it is an excellent opportunity to get children involved in the kitchen. Not only is it a learning experience for the child, it is also a bonding experience for the family.

  • Just Ask: recycling question

    QUESTION

    If they have a “Trash for Cash” program that pays groups to pick up trash alongside the road, can’t the money used for that program be transferred to pay volunteer groups who work at the recycling center for a set amount of time? The money would go to that non-profit group for helping at Renaissance Recycling.

    Sincerely,

    Diane Ronkainen

    ANSWER

  • Kentucky Virtual Library: For students, professionals, and the average Joe

    If someone asked me what Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) is, it would be a hard question to answer. I could say it’s a free resource offered by our library. That’s true, but this would be inadequate to explain the scope and depth of KYVL. That is what I will attempt to explain to you in this article because, once I do, you will more than likely find something useful to you personally.

  • Senator Meredith’s legislative update

    The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Privileged to be thankful

    When we were kids we all learned about the first Thanksgiving in 1621, where the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast. If you’re from LaRue County, you probably know that the first nation-wide Thanksgiving Day was declared in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln, but you might not know about the lady that made this national holiday happen.

  • Is it done yet?

    When you are cooking different types of food, especially meats, do you have a hard time deciding if it’s done yet? Everyone is at risk for a foodborne illness. One effective way to prevent illness is to use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of meat, poultry, and egg dishes.