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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor - Concerned over local sales tax

    Dear Editor,

    On November 8, voters in Kentucky will elect General Assembly members. This is important because these state legislators will once again consider the local option sales tax. This constitutional amendment would allow local governments to add a new local one percent sales tax in addition to the 6 percent state sales tax already paid on taxable goods. If this happens it will hurt consumers, businesses, and Kentucky’s economy.

  • Letter to the editor - To the dispatcher who went above and beyond, thank you

    Dear Editor,

    I am enclosing a copy of a letter sent to Craig Dunn who is the E-911 director and supervisor of a dispatcher named Emmanuel Collado.

    A group of senor citizens needed help last Tuesday night and he came to our assistance. We appreciated what Mr. Collado did for us as this letter enclosed will explain.

    Dear Mr. Dunn,

  • As this miracle unfolds

    A few things that never cease to amaze me are the resilience of the human spirit, how a messy situation can be made into something so breathtakingly beautiful and how family can love beyond measure no matter how far apart they are and what may stand in their way. I have been blessed to see these three amazements come together all at once.

  • The news about news

    We featured our coverage of the 45th annual Lincoln Days Celebration in the October 5 edition of our newspaper.

    We worked hard as a staff taking pictures and getting names, getting results of the numerous events and designing the pages in the newspaper for it.

    While covering many events and meetings for the newspaper, I always make a note to talk to different people and get their perspective on the happenings in LaRue County and our coverage of it.

  • Dealing with insider threats

    Most of the computer threat warnings concern external Internet attacks. While external threats may be the most common, insider threats tend to be the most expensive, according to a report from the Harvard Business Review.

    Inside threats are caused by your employees, and in fact, are not reported by business owners because they are embarrassed to be victims of their staff.

  • Kentucky is one of the safest states

    By Terry Mills
    State Representative

    One of the best things about Kentucky is that it remains one of the safest places in which to live.

    According to the website 24/7 Wall St., we have the sixth- lowest violent crime rate among the states, while several south of us rank among the top 10 highest.  Tennessee’s rate, for example, is nearly three times the size of our rate.

  • LETTER: Heartbreaking litter on roadways

    Dear editor,

    Just a few days ago, I spent the morning, along with nine other church family members, picking up trash from a local road that holds sentimental value for me. I have traveled it numerous times over the years to church and grew to love its beauty.

  • Good test scores lead to a better economy

    By Terry Mills

    State Representative

    Not long after the start of each school year, Kentucky begins getting report cards on the overall progress our students are making.  These annual updates give the public the chance to learn if we are still heading in the right direction academically.