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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Cauliflower: A versatile veggie

    Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable, you can eat it fresh or lightly steamed in salads or cooked it can even substitute for mashed potatoes. Cauliflower is packed full of nutrients and has very few calories. In fact, a half-cup serving of cauliflower contains an entire day’s dose of vitamin C and only 25 calories. Cauliflower also provides 10 percent of your daily folate needs and 8 percent of your dietary fiber requirements. It is very low in sodium and has no fat or cholesterol.

  • Letters: Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor,

    The LaRue County Wrestling Program participated in the Trash for Cash Program on Saturday, October 21. We cleaned up roads in the Upton and Sonora areas of LaRue County. We had 20 students and 6 adults participate in this community service.

  • Letters: Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor,

    The LaRue County Wrestling Program participated in the Trash for Cash Program on Saturday, October 21. We cleaned up roads in the Upton and Sonora areas of LaRue County. We had 20 students and 6 adults participate in this community service.

  • LETTER: Sidewalk Service

    Dear Editor,

  • LETTERS: Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor,

    I recently participated in the Trash for Cash program, which benefited the LaRue County 4-H Teen Club. I, along with other club members, cleaned up roadsides in the Magnolia area. Our members completed pick up for a total of ten miles. We split up into groups to accomplish this task.

    We picked up lots of plastic and glass bottles, Styrofoam and plastic cups, tobacco dip cans, as well as many wrappers to various food items. We even found a toilet in a ditch. Another very common item found on the side of the road was cigarette butts.

  • (Re)learning Rules of the Road

    Last week I got a parking ticket. This drives me crazy, not because I don’t agree with the law—I do—but it’s impossible to follow a law you don’t know.

    Back up for a second, here’s what happened. We had visitors at our house and the driveway was full, so I parked our car over on a nice, quiet side street in our subdivision. Back where I’m from, this would be a perfect parking spot. So how did that piece of paper end up on my windshield?