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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Watch your children as temperatures rise

    Watch your children
    Summer is here and we’re already seeing the dreaded headlines about children who are left inside hot cars, leading to heat stroke and even death.
    Since 1998, at least 13 children in Kentucky have died as a result of being left inside sweltering vehicles while their parents or caregivers shop, go to work or run errands. It’s just another example of the abuse and neglect that plagues Kentucky’s children.

  • COLUMN: Support your community, visit the fair and have a blast

    As time goes by, I realize more and more just how working together makes the world a better place. I see that every day in this community. With that in mind, I also see what happens when people don’t take action to participate in local events, and would prefer to be critical instead of getting involved.

  • LETTER: Administration is a judgment on America

  • LETTER: Enjoyed concert at park

    What a delightful hour we spent July 4 at Lincoln National Park listening to Saxton’s Cornett Band from Lexington. Dressed in period costumes and using authentic brass and percussion instruments, the band played beautiful arrangements of patriotic and popular songs from the Revolutionary and Civil War era.
    How pleasant and comfortable it was to sit under the trees at our lovely park for this special treat. I kept wishing that every LaRue Countian had been there.

  • COLUMN: Old phone is smart enough to make calls

    The first time I saw one of those strange little QR codes in an advertisement, I thought it was a mistake. It looked like a graphic artist had mangled a photo or barcode.
    Quick Response codes have been around since the mid-1990s but their popularity has increased since the introduction of “smartphones.”
    They’ve even been showing up in ads in The LaRue County Herald News.

  • COLUMN: QR codes and smartphones are the wave of the future

    Facebook, Twitter, television, email, mp3 player, video chat and weather updates are only a few things I can do on my phone. Why? Because it’s smart.
    I’m one of the one-out-of-three Americans who have turned to relying on smartphone devices for everyday uses. I use it to keep up with my friends on social sites, communicate via email to family members and work, and my favorite of all, schedule my television to DVR shows automatically (Like American Idol).
    I rely on my phone for most everything I do, but sometimes it’s smarter than me.

  • COLUMN: Really, Miss Thang, these new Scrabble words have gone too far

    It’s very possible that I have dropped my last little wooden tile.
    Yes, I’m an avid Scrabble player, and it’s a game my family and I enjoy playing together, but some recent changes are just too much.

  • COLUMN: 'Milky Moo' kicked bucket of memories for farmer's daughter

    June is Dairy Month.
    It’s a good time to reflect on how times have changed. LaRue County once had dozens of dairy farms. Today, there are four.
    Another rarity is the family milk cow. That may evoke thoughts of “Little House on the Prairie” and “Old Bessie” with a bell around her neck. But for many of us, a good milk cow was more than a joke on an old TV show. She contributed to the family’s livelihood and was in some cases, a pet.