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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Don't text and drive

    Recently I was traveling through the red light at the end of Lincoln Parkway by McDonalds. I was going north and my light was green. I looked over to my right and there was a young girl coming straight through the red light. She was holding her phone up and texting.

    I had to hurry and get out of her way and I blew my horn. She realized what she did and thank goodness, the other driver who was going south had stopped and the young girl had slammed on her brakes and swerved.

  • COLUMN: Joining the Herald News' staff led to wonderful and stinky situations

    It’s been a little over a year since I started work at The LaRue County Herald News and it still feels new – which is a good thing. The job never gets boring and just when it seems like things are falling routine – something will come up.

  • COLUM: A cloud of fear mongering mushrooms after Japan's tsunami

  • ChooseMyPlate.gov offers a new guide

    The USDA has unveiled a new logo to use as a food guide for consumers. You can find it at ChooseMyPlate.gov. The graphic is to remind us to use half our dining plates for fruits and vegetables and to also work in whole grains in our daily food choices.

  • COLUMN: And baby makes five ...

    When my daughter was very young, I once told her that when she had children, I hoped she had a dozen because she would drive one or two insane.
    It was not one of my finer moments but I think she has forgiven me and perhaps even understands how I was feeling at the time.
    Amanda, by the age of 3, had spoken probably twice as many words as I had as an adult. And twice as fast. She was incredibly organized, had way too much energy and wise beyond her years.

  • COLUMN: Thank you Dads, for all you've given

    My husband and my dad are polar opposites.

    Dad is a sun up to sun down worker and Shane is what I call a “nine-to-fiver.” Dad’s hands are rough from manual labor; Shane’s are soft from washing dishes. Dad’s advice is short and sweet while Shane’s never ends. Despite every difference you can think of, the two share a common factor. They are both fathers, excellent fathers, who deserve more recognition than I can give.