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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Miss LaRue County should be local

    Well, another fair has come and gone. I have heard a lot of feedback at the store on the way the Miss LaRue County Fair Pageant was done this year.
    Everyone along with myself seems to think that the one going to represent LaRue County at the state pageant should be from LaRue County not from another county representing LaRue County.
    In my opinion that makes our county look like it has nothing to offer in our county fair.
    Charlie Nunn
    Hodgenville

     

  • COLUMN: Half the fun of fair is second-guessing the judges

    The 104th LaRue County Fair came to a close Saturday.
    It marked what to many, was the hottest, most humid fair in recent memory. The most comfortable spot on the grounds hands-down was the new Bobby Morrison and Jim Phelps building where the beauty and baby pageants were held.

  • COLUMN: Karaoke brings on case of stage fright

    I did it! I sang karaoke at the LaRue County Fair Friday night.

    Oh my gosh! I have never experienced stage fright like that in my entire 46 years!

    Flashback a few hours preceding the actual contest: I began my morning by driving to Louisville for my chemo at the Brown Cancer Center. I took the scenic route through Younger’s Creek and Boston and Lebanon Junction, and as I was traveling I heard John Denver singing his classic hit “Country Roads Take Me Home.”

  • LETTER: Who is the real child abuser?

    Who is the real abuser?

    Who is the real child abuser when someone calls in on a family to child welfare and the accusations are false?

  • LETTER: Community involvement made golf scramble a success

  • COLUMN: Children will make their own memories at the fair

    The LaRue County Fair is now in full swing. Miss LaRue County and Miss Teen LaRue County have been crowned, (congrats by the way), and several more events are scheduled each of the remaining nights.
    My first experience at the fair was interesting. Well, if we’re being honest it was downright awful.
    It was four years ago, a few months after my husband Shane and I moved here. I can recall that I was hot, muggy, dirty and damp. Oh, and nine months pregnant. I’m pretty sure that’s why it was awful.

  • LETTER: Happy to reconnect with old friend

    A few months ago, I sent an email looking for an old friend, Earl Thompson Jr., who was stationed at the same air base with me in Blytheville, Ark. You put it in the paper that I wanted to get in touch with him. One of his brothers, Clifford, saw it and called him.
    Earl and I began emailing. I am so glad you did that because now Earl is gone. His wife sent me an email informing me of Earl’s passing.
    Thank you for getting me in touch with Earl even though it was for a short time.
    John Kessler Jr.
    Corning, New York

  • LETTER: Looking for extraordinary people

    Looking for extraordinary people

    I’m currently taking nominees for the next installment of the Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes book series, third volume. Criteria is: A living Kentuckian who has overcome extreme personal challenges and/or has given of themselves in a noble and sacrificial way. Their lives serve as examples to inspire others to greater acts of character. The nominee would be considered “ordinary,” commonly known only to people in their communities, but will have an “extraordinary” lasting impact.