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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • From Cleveland speakeasy to Kentucky clear

    I’ve been working on a story series for a long time now. What started as a desire to know a little more about LaRue County’s moonshine history has evolved into a series of stories that will show you some of LaRue County’s more colorful and forgotten characters.

  • A coat rack, control and mercy

    My name is Vanessa and I take it upon myself to try and fix things. Too many things. I’m an imperfect person and chronic perfectionist.

    I move furniture on my own and hang coat racks without waiting for my husband. Even though I’m pretty sure the level indicated it was good and level, the coat rack was very much unlevel. So much so it looked like I tried to hang it while standing on a hill, in a wind storm, blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back.

  • 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:

  • Aging and muscle loss, how diet can help

    We’re all trying to age gracefully. Maybe you regularly use sunscreen, or have a commitment to exercise classes or daily walking, or try and consume eight glasses of water each day. But you may notice more sagging skin as you age. Food and Health Communications shared the following info about muscle loss as we age.

    Sarcopenia is the official medical term for gradual loss of muscle mass. Along with muscle mass comes loss of muscle function. Decreased mobility, reduced strength, and loss of physical function are all related to sarcopenia.

  • LETTER: All graduates should participate

    Dear Editor,

    As a graduate of LaRue County Schools, the parent of two graduates and a parent by choice of another, a former member of the LaRue County Board of Education, and a lifelong supporter of our schools, I am sadly disappointed that two recent graduates were not allowed to walk with the Class of 2017 to receive their diplomas.

  • Teaching patriotism and honor

    My wife Danielle and I spent last weekend in Washington D.C. visiting my brother-in-law Jared, who is working as an intern this summer for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    There is so much to see in Washington D.C. and we only had two full days, but we still managed to do and see a lot.

    We saw the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and got a personal tour from Jared of the U.S. Capitol building. Out of everything we did, my two favorite things were touring the Newseum and Arlington National Cemetery.