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Today's Opinions

  • Remember your finances while spring cleaning

    Many people have an annual spring cleaning routine which includes washing windows, cabinets and woodwork.  This year take time to also “clean-up” your financial records. 

    Sort through your financial paperwork, and identify old statements which can be shredded or thrown away. Remember, it is always a good idea to shred any paperwork that contains personal information, especially bank account, credit card or other financial information.

  • Give the gift of help

    More times than not, people assume community is simply a group of individuals in the same area. Community is so much more than just that. It is a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

    It is important for a community of people to help each other because when you help someone, later on in life they will remember it when they see someone who needs help and hopefully return the favor.

  • Senator Steve Meredith’s legislative update - March 29, 2017

    Since this is the period of the Legislative Session when the Governor has his veto days and the Senate does not meet, I wanted to discuss the issue of making health care more accessible and more affordable for all Kentuckians. As the former CEO of a rural hospital, improving health care was a major factor that drove my decision to run for public office.

  • LETTER: There are consequences for littering

    Dear Editor,

    Picture this. You’re driving down the road and finish the Polar Pop in your hand, all the cup holders are full, and you have nowhere to put the empty cup. What do you do? More often than not I bet the answer is to roll down the window and throw it out. And if we’re all being honest we’ve all done this at some point in our lives with some type of trash or another. But what most of us don’t stop to think about is what it is actually doing to our environment and community.

  • LETTER: Senior day at the fair

    Dear Editor,

    Senior Day at the fair was held June 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.

    We want to thank Fair Board President Steve Johnson and all of the Fair board members for another successful day at the LaRue County Fair for the senior’s day.  

  • LETTER: Trash for Cash

    Dear Editor,

    We’d like to take the time to reflect on our roadsides in LaRue County. Our youth at Lane Lincoln CME Church, 200 Tanner Road in Hodgenville, participated in the Trash for Cash program and learned some valuable lessons.

    The first lesson is people will throw anything on the side of the road including cans, bottles, needles, car parts etc. The second lesson they learned is you will have to work in life, nothing is free.

  • LETTER: Public pensions a crucial issue facing our Commonwealth

    Dear Editor,

    There has been a great deal of conversation in the press lately about public pensions and there should be. It is a critical issue facing our Commonwealth, possibly the most critical issue for at least the next decade.

  • The right tech gear for kids

    I constantly hear parents say their kids are more tech savvy than they are. Sometimes it almost sounds like a badge of honor. Not good. I have no doubt that you have been following stories such as: