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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Project Graduation 5K

    Running with Project Graduation

    The Project Graduation 5K was held Saturday.

    The overall winner was Gabe Lafollette at 20:43. He also won his age group.

    Second place winner and overall female runner was Misty Bivens at 23:31. She also won her age group.

    Mollie Thompson won the 21-30 age group and Dee Hutchins won the 40-plus age group.

    A special thanks to Duke's Sporting Goods for their sponsorship of the event.

    Deena Bradley

    Magnolia Bank

  • Conway owed voters defense, despite personal views

    We take Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway at his word when he says he thinks Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage is discriminatory. He says he believes the state's constitutional amendment forbidding recognition of such unions will be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard arguments on the matter last week. He may well be right.

    But we don't think his personal views on the subject, no matter how sincere, excuse him from refusing to defend the law on the state's behalf in his capacity as attorney general.

  • LETTER: Please, reconsider opening the pool

    Please reconsider opening the pool
    The recent news about our public pool not opening has caused a bit of controversy. For not only the people who attended it regularly each season but also for some who have actually never been to it.
    One of the deciding factors of the pools closing was stated by our mayor a couple of weeks ago in The LaRue County Herald News.

  • COLUMN: Beware the old man in the hat

    I’ve spent the last few weeks driving down Memory Lane and came across this column from 1995. Funny how some things have changed – while others – like the old man in the hat – never do.
    I like driving on the old E’town Road.
    It’s not as scenic, but it’s faster than the parkway unless I get behind HIM.
    Him who?
    The man of my nightmares –
    The man who inspired the theme to “The Twilight Zone” –
    The old man in the hat.

  • LETTER: Things you cannot put a price tag on

    Things you cannot put a price tag on ... the laughter of children ... the look of pride when a child learns to swim ... the life-saving skill and confidence that comes from a child learning to swim.
    I am an employee of Laugh-N-Learn Childcare Center. Every summer for 10 years I have had the privilege of watching the children of LaRue County learn to swim. Children, not just from our daycare, but also Kids Crew, First Friends and The Life Connection. Now it saddens me greatly to know that will be taken away (as the pool will not open this summer).

  • LETTER: Heartbroken about pool

    Heartbroken about pool
    I was heartbroken after reading the article about the mayor’s decision to not open the pool this summer.
    I am the owner of Laugh-N-Learn Childcare Center and have been taking children to the pool during the summer three days a week for more than 10 years. I have seen countless children overcome their fear of being in the water, learn to swim and improve their swimming techniques each summer. I know the pool is open only for a short time during the summer, but the children look forward to it all year long.

  • LETTER: Blakeman made a difference

    Blakeman made a difference
    On behalf of the Board of Trustees of The Lincoln Museum, I would like to thank the community for their enthusiastic support of Phyllis Blakeman’s art exhibit and sale that benefited the LaRue County Speech and Debate program and the museum.
    We appreciate the efforts of Phyllis’ students (past and present) who helped with every aspect of the show. We also appreciate the outstanding LCHS speech students who shared their talents at the Sunday afternoon reception.  

  • The importance of wrestling ... and other things

    When my son was a little guy, he wanted, more than anything, to play basketball.
    He practiced for hours and turned into a pretty good ball handler and a consistent shooter. It was also obvious that he was not going to inherit the 6-feet 1-inch gene from the taller members of the family. It looked like he was going to stand about 5-feet tall (he finally reached a whopping 5-feet 5-inches) – and I knew what that meant for a basketball player.