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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Pageant winners should be from LaRue

    Amen to the ones who have already said it, but it needs to be said again. The LaRue County Fair pageants should be for LaRue County residents only, especially if the winners will be representing LaRue County at the State Fair.

    It does not honor our county at all if the winners are not from here.

    Annette Perkins

    Buffalo

  • COLUMN: You know you grew up in LaRue County when ...

    I’m not a big fan of Facebook, but I do enjoy playing “Gardens of Time” and looking at photos of my grandchildren and that seems to be the fastest way of doing that.
    Last week, though, I noticed a new group called “You’re probably from LaRue County if ...” I had to check it out.
    Actually, it says “Larue” which is just wrong, but that’s beside the point.
    There’s another one “You know you grew up in LaRue County, KY, if …”

  • COLUMN: I'll retire some day ... really, I will

    Forty years, four months and one day – the countdown is on. That’s the day I’m eligible for retirement.
    I have plans of sitting on a beach somewhere (preferably in Gulf Shores, Ala.) and soaking up the warm rays of sunshine – just as I did a few years back.
     I can’t wait to read a book without interruption, nap whenever I please, take a boat out for some deep-sea fishing and do all the things that I want to do, when I want to do it.

  • COLUMN: Facebook, tractor pull writer back home

    If you are on Facebook, you might have seen the page “If you grew up in ...” that has become a big talking point around town. I grew up in the western part of the state, so over the past week or so, I’ve found myself glued to the “If you grew up in Crittenden County” page where many have been reliving days gone by.

  • COLUMN: Can you survive another Great Depression?

    I just read two very interesting articles on the U.S. economy, written from historical perspectives. They compelled me to share my own historical perspective. And what I want to say is more about our changing culture than our economy.
    One of the articles, by Julie Crawshaw of MoneyNews.com, notes that the “Misery Index”-the combined unemployment and inflation rates-made infamous under President Jimmy Carter, has hit a 28-year high. It’s also 62 percent higher than when President Obama took office.

  • COLUMN: Multitasking can kill concentration

    I know exactly when I lost the ability to concentrate, deeply and fully, on one thing at a time. I realized it one day when I was about 30 pages in to a 60-page history reading assignment in my freshman year of college. I was reading faster than I could process everything, and taking breaks to finish Spanish and French homework. Then it dawned on me: I hadn’t actually finished a book since freshman year began.

  • LETTER: Enjoyed Senior Citizen Day at the fair

    Senior Citizens enjoyed their day at the fair again this year, with a special thanks to Ann Morrison, all fair board members and helpers and the Bobby Morrison-Jim Phelps air-conditioned building.
    We want to send a special thanks to Katie Carter, coordinator of LaRue County Senior Citizens Center and helpers and all their gifts.

  • LETTER: Hawks cafeteria looks great

    I want to thank Phil Fulkerson, Steve Perkins, W. L. Miller, Arlie Gardner and the LaRue County Detention Center inmates who worked so diligently this summer to create the beautifully renovated cafeteria at the LaRue County High School.  
    They went above and beyond to ensure that our children will have a beautiful environment to enjoy their breakfast and lunch for many years to come, not to mention the many functions that will now be able to use this newly renovated space. Thank you again for all your dedication to our community and its children.