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Today's Opinions

  • Happy Father's Day

    Well it’s almost time to celebrate dad again with ties and cards that are funny or made from the hands of the littlest of these to show just how special Daddy really is.

    My Daddy, named John Samuel, was always called “Jack.” He used to say, “all great men named John are called Jack,” and he was one of the great ones.

  • Where did the time go?

    It’s that time of year when we get to watch cash strapped, teary eyed, last minute, emotional moms and dads of this year’s senior class, come in to the office to put that graduation ad in, or get a copy of the paper for somebody that lives out of town, or for the random, “I’m not sure where my paper went,” as we watch everyone trying to hang on to any memory of these big moments in their child’s life.

  • Things that make you wonder

        What if only one person from every county in Kentucky decided to go vote after all on election day? Would we be facing a recanvass this Thursday? The Republican Gubernatorial race was won unofficially by 83 votes, and there are 120 counties in Kentucky. I wonder....

  • LETTER: Running with Project Graduation

      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.

  • LETTER: From the editor

    Thank you
    Thank you to the many people who have stopped by the office to offer encouragement and kind words over the years – and most recently as I leave my job at The LaRue County Herald News.
    Thank you also for the flowers, cards, gifts and phone calls.
    Friday’s reception was lovely and I appreciate my co-workers for putting it together.
    A special thanks to Colonel Perkins AKA Meat Loaf for sharing his vocal skills at the reception. Hot patootie, indeed.
    Linda Ireland
    Editor
    The LaRue County Herald News

  • COLUMN: It's a duck thing, you wouldn't understand

    Over the years I’ve written more stories than I can count about tragedies, court cases, local government, closings, openings and even a few features. Some are forgettable – in fact, I’ve forgotten them myself. But the story – or more accurately, a column – that readers have asked about more than all the others combined was one of the first I penned.

  • COLUMN: Remembering Harvey Lee DeSpain

    Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean (Feb. 8, 1931 – Sept. 30, 1955)

    My cousin Harvey was 23 when I was born. He was the son of my Aunt Marie – my dad’s sister – the one I was named after.

    Harvey Lee DeSpain spent the first years of his life in LaRue County, but he had already moved to the big city of Buechel when I met him. He didn’t visit us often, but his visits were memorable.

  • 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