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Today's Opinions

  • Enjoy these days, it gets real, really fast

    Many things have changed since the day I graduated only two years ago from LaRue County High School. Most notably is that graduation is now held outside on the football field – something that graduating seniors pushed for – for many years. Apparently, I graduated only one year too early, because the very next year, they moved graduation to the football field – making us the last class to have graduated in the gym (so far).

  • Column: Where we're from

    The trees are changing their leaves and the scent of spring is in the air at LCHS. Another spring means another set of finals, end of tem assessments and another graduation. This time it’s us.

    We’ve traveled to school every day for 13 consecutive years now. I can’t believe how fast the time has passed.

  • Plan ahead for successful summer canning

    Whether you’ve been canning for years or are just starting out, now’s the time to plan ahead, so that you’ll be ready to make the most of this summer’s fresh fruits and vegetables.

    First, you need to decide which type of canner you’ll be using. There are two types of canners available: boiling water canners and pressure canners. A boiling water canner can safely be used to can high-acid foods like fruits, jams, jellies, pickles and acidified tomato products.

  • Letters to the Editor - June 4

    Head Start thanks

    LaRue County Head Start staff and children would like to thank the following businesses for their donations to our last week of school: Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Hometown Pizza, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, IGA, Save-A-Lot, Rite-Aid, and Shopko. It was greatly appreciated, thank you again.

    Bonnie Abell

    LaRue County Head Start staff

     

    Beautiful memorial garden

  • Maya Angelou: A voice not quieted by death

    It was another poet who said, “All I have is a voice.” But it was Maya Angelou, poet, author and so much more, who gave full-throated life to that idea in 86 years that almost defy description.

    Her death this week at her North Carolina home was a seismic event to the fans she accrued through a public life that had almost as many panels as a quilt: Writer, performer, award-winner, Oprah mentor, on one level; witness, conscience, teacher, activist, on a deeper one.

  • A few more words about photo day

    Sometimes the words I’m thinking do not make it on paper.

    Sometimes that’s a good thing – a very good thing.

    But last week, I failed to include an entire paragraph in a column and even if it’s a week late, it needs to be said.

    Last week, in this space, I wrote about the LaRue County High School seniors having their group photo taken at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.

  • 'Lighten Up LaRue' offers biggest loser challenge

     

     If you want help with your goals for managing your weight, eating healthy, and getting moving, come and join the Lighten Up LaRue County Biggest Loser Challenge this summer. 

  • Should middle schoolers "play up?"

     I am writing to address a situation at LaRue County Schools. My daughter, who will be a freshman this year recently tried out for the LaRue County High School  Cheerleading Squad. The results were posted Friday night and my daughter did not make the squad – she was chosen as an alternate. I am OK with this, but I have since found out that a seventh-grader made the LCHS Cheerleading Squad.