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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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