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Today's Opinions

  • Harvesting a garden of tears

    This last week, I watered the garden (as well as a few hospital stairwells) with a lot of tears as my heart is heavy and filled with emotion.

    My father, the master gardener, has bid his farewell and makes ready to depart this Earth.

    To have lived 95 years is quite an achievement, but to live 95 years happily is an even greater one.

  • Just ask

    How much has the county spent to house Abdullah White in the LaRue County Detention Center?

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    According to jail records, the total for his accommodations and meals was almost $18,000 as of last week. White has spent some time in the Hart County Detention Center as well. He was charged with the 2011 murder of 28-year-old Kristie Allen.

    E-mail your Just Ask question to editor@laruecountyherald.com.

     

  • Letter to the Editor

    AGstravaganza was enjoyable

    Congratulations on a super event.

    I very much enjoyed the variety and mix of the agri-experience throughout our community. This is a great educational opportunity for our youth as well as adults. To learn that local cabbage is not only grown and sold but also contains the value-added element of coleslaw production. And to find that local corn has become an important ingredient in Kentucky bourbon distilling is most satisfying to me.

  • What my country means to me

     

    Winning Essay by Ronald Dale Mather in the Hodgenville Jaycee Independence Hall Essay Contest

  • Nerdy hobbies include genealogy

    I am what most people would call a nerd. I always have been. I can rattle off the names of every major (and most minor) Game of Thrones characters, I love history, I take an odd amount of pride in remembering completely pointless movie trivia (did you know that all of Jeff Bridges’ attire in The Big Lebowski was from his own closet?) and I generally occupy my free time with the nerdiest hobbies around. I bowl, I play video games and I’m all caught up in collecting those Pop! vinyl figures lately.

  • Harvest season comes again

    Steve LaRue

    Groundhog Hill

    August, named in honor of the deified Roman Emperor Augustus, is the month of harvest.

    This month at Groundhog Hill, I hope to harvest Peruvian purple corn, late top crop green beans, a few Rutgers and Cherokee purple tomatoes, sunflowers, cantaloupes, radishes, and of course, zinnias.

    So far, the purple corn is taking its own (and hopefully, sweet) time. The other day, I urged the now-gigantic stalks in both English and in Spanish to hurry up and to produce some bloody corn.

  • Letter to the Editor

    Supply closet a success

  • Internship brought writer out of her shell

    When I first applied for an internship through the Kentucky Press Association, I was not sure of what all it would entail. Obviously, I assumed that I would be writing, but even though I have been writing all my life and have taken journalism classes, it would’ve been wrong for me to call myself a journalist, because, frankly, I was not.