Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor - November 18, 2015

    Dear Editor,

    The Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties has been in existence since 2001 in Elizabethtown. This clinic was created to serve the working poor in Hardin and Laure Counties. Over the years our services expanded to include those that had no income. In 2014, with the implementation of the ACA, many of our patients qualified for the Medicaid expansion, but those that did not, remained with the clinic after getting on Kynect and finding that the insurance was out of their reach financially.

  • Used car shopping quest and the car seat rodeo

    For the last of couple months we’ve been on the hunt for a mythical object. The quest for this holy grail took us as far as Cincinnati only to be disappointed and find that the object of our hunt had left just before our arrival. At least the kids got to play on one of the largest playgrounds I’ve ever seen and John bought me an Ohio t-shirt at Walgreens.

    It seems as though this thing of legend is everywhere and everyone has one, but when it comes time for us to find one there aren’t any to be found at least not close to home.

  • Lost in LaRue

    Hello friends! It’s been a few weeks since my last published adventure. We’ve been busy and the paper has been filled with news content, but I’m still getting lost.

  • Regional events prep entrepreneurs for next steps

    Entrepreneurship is the backbone of our business community, and as our region grows, it’s clear entrepreneurs will play a key role in creating jobs, bringing ideas to life and expanding our communities’ quality of life.

    Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov 16-22, sets out to celebrate entrepreneurship - from the small retail business owner to those who have grown major industries – and to connect new entrepreneurs to the resources and information they need to take their next steps.

  • Protect yourself from weight-loss health fraud scams

    With nearly two-thirds of Americans considered overweight or obese, many of us would love a magic bullet to help us instantly shed a couple of pounds so we can look and feel better. Unfortunately, that magic potion or pill doesn’t exist, despite the various marketing efforts you see online or on television that promote products as weight loss cure-alls.

  • Concern over Kynect


    Dear Editor,

    I am a LaRue County native writing in concern to the livelihood of many of my friends and family. In the past few days, it has occurred to me how many people I know who will lose their healthcare if our governor “guts” Kynect and the Medicaid expansion. Not just my husband, but our parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and siblings as well as numerous friends and acquaintances.

  • Harp Twins visit, thank you

    Dear Editor,

    A simple thank you seems so inadequate to the community of Hodgenville for their support of the Harp Twins concert event. Even though this event happened in a two day span; months of time, energy, and preparation went before the event.

  • Should we honor all veterans on Veterans Day?

    Many people in the country will honor past and present United States armed service members for Veterans Day on Wednesday.

    It always pleases me to see schools, churches and other community organizations hold events in honor of all veterans for their loyal service and for the sacrifices they made in order to keep our country free.

    When I was in college, I had someone confront me and attempt to make a case as to why we shouldn’t honor all of the armed service members on this holiday.