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Today's Opinions

  • Homeward Bound

    I travelled back to Rockcastle County last weekend to see my family and help my mom decorate for Christmas.

    I lived in Rockcastle all of my life until I moved up here in June 2015. It’s amazing how time flies by and I have already been here for almost one and one-half years.

  • The Value of Clean Water

    By Terry Mills

    Other than during a rare boil-water advisory, most of us don’t think twice when we turn on the faucet.  We just expect clean and plentiful water to be there.

    For about 95 percent of Kentuckians, that’s exactly what we get each and every day from the 400-plus public and community water systems that serve the commonwealth. These systems meet or exceed health-based standards at an incredible rate of 99.73 percent.

  • The war on Thanksgiving
  • Looking to the light while in the dark

    To say these past couple of weeks have been hard... would be a huge understatement.

    There is no need for me to restate the horrible news that has shaken the core of our school system and community. The devastating news has taken a toll on me personally and it’s made it harder for me to focus on my job.

  • ...You better have a good moral to the story

    I don’t know very many people who don’t like a good story. One of my favorite music artists, John Prine, once said during a performance of a song “There’s one thing I’ve learned about writing story songs: If you are writing story songs you better have a good ending. And if you don’t have a good ending, you better have a darn good moral to the story.” In his typical humor he then concludes the song, Bottomless Lake, with a moral to the story.

  • Letter to the editor - Expo Thank You

    Dear Editor,

    The staff of the LaRue County Extension Service and County Extension Council leaders would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our 2017 Extension Expo. We especially thank the LaRue County Schools for allowing use of the LCHS gym facility and Jailer, Johnny Cottrill and his staff for providing help with set up and take down of the Expo booths. We appreciate the community participation which sustains this annual event.

    Theresa Howard,

    LaRue Co. Extension Service

  • LETTER: Unexpected lessons

    Dear Editor,

    On February 24, the LaRue County High School baseball team was given a special opportunity. We were able to perform a community service, which would also serve as a fundraiser for our program.

    Knowing that the Trash for Cash program would be a nice thing to do for our community and make a little money for the baseball program is what attracted us so much when it was brought to the team’s attention by a parent. The teambuilding and the sense of servanthood that was achieved by our young men was an added bonus.

  • Devices from CES I would buy in 2017

    The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in Las Vegas in January and hundreds of vendors came to show off their wares and attempt to convince resellers that you, the consumer, could not live without their products.

    CES is the geek show of the year, and if you have an interest in technology, I strongly suggest you do some Googling and check out what the show had to offer this year.