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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Fear was a daily factor after the twin towers fell

     I was on an early morning goose hunt with my husband and a friend in Boston, Ky., on  Sept. 11, 2001.
    After our hunt, I walked to pick up our truck while the guys gathered decoys. When I got in the truck the radio was on and reports of the attacks were being reported.

  • COLUMN: Our country came together after 9/11 attacks

    As a child whose father was on duty at Fort Knox when President John F. Kennedy was shot, my parents would often comment, “I’ll always remember where I was when Kennedy was shot.” Somehow as a young person, I thought that was just my parents and probably nothing I would ever experience. But then it happened.
    Desert Storm, President Reagan was shot, and then 9-11. Yes, I remember all those days, where I was, how I felt and how we reacted.

  • COLUMN: Still wondering: How do you cover an American tragedy?

    Sept. 11, 2001, was a Tuesday.
    Just like every Tuesday for the past 10 years (and more than 100 years before that) the staff of The LaRue County Herald News was putting together the Wednesday paper.
    The Sept. 12 paper was an informative issue with stories about the murder of a veteran in Upton, a teen injured in a car crash, Upton residents in an uproar when an adult bookstore “The Lion’s Den” opened, the death of legendary sports commentator Cawood Ledford and youth league soccer.

  • LETTER: Sunrise Volunteers recruiting for activities in new nursing home

    Did you ever see a turtle on a fence post? Well, you know he didn’t get there by himself. He had help.

    Now Sunrise Manor Volunteers are on that fence post and we need help getting down. We will be moving into the new building soon and we need you to help us.

    Come join the volunteers. The residents are fun to be with and they need us to bring the outside world to them. The next time you step out into that world, remember, they can’t.

  • LETTER: Farmers market was a success

    Friday, Sept. 16 will be the last farmers market day for the season.

    Thank you to everyone who has come out to the market this year. You all have made it a huge success and we will see you spring 2012.

    Abby Tate

    Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Assistant

    University of Kentucky

    LaRue County Extension Office

  • LETTER: Consider Gatewood in upcoming election

    Gatewood Galbraith.

    Regardless of the fact that he keeps placing a strong second in numerous polls and even first in a few of them, he seems limited to one sentence just mentioning his name at the end of campaign articles.

    They fear anyone that really does want to change things or wants to give the power back to the people such as Gatewood does.

    Any chance of breaking away from the nation splitting two-party system immediately gets swept aside for fear of shaking up the status quo.

  • LETTER: Consider Gatewood in upcoming election

    Gatewood Galbraith.

    Regardless of the fact that he keeps placing a strong second in numerous polls and even first in a few of them, he seems limited to one sentence just mentioning his name at the end of campaign articles.

    They fear anyone that really does want to change things or wants to give the power back to the people such as Gatewood does.

    Any chance of breaking away from the nation splitting two-party system immediately gets swept aside for fear of shaking up the status quo.

  • LETTER: Chamber director thanks volunteers at State Fair booth

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who contributed to our booth at the Kentucky State Fair “Pride of the Counties” exhibit.
    The booth was a great representation of LaRue County because of the many items that were loaned for use in the booth and because of many volunteers that donated their time to man the booth.
    These volunteers donated many hours to tell about LaRue County and everything we have to offer.