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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Oh snap! Deadline approaches for Herald News' photo contest

    E-mail submissions to
    laruephotocontest @hotmail.com

    The deadline is approaching for The LaRue County Herald News’ summer photo contest.
    Send us your best shot in three categories: nature, landscapes, animals; people; and Lincoln heritage.
    A separate category for youth – those photographers 13 and younger – is being offered. The entry should include the photographer’s age to be considered in this category.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Kathy Ross reflects on 'C' word survivors

  • LETTER: Beware of puppy mills

    Beware of puppy mills
    I’m trying to get the word out about “puppy mills” in the community. Puppy mills house dogs in overcrowded and often unsanitary conditions without adequate health care, food, water, or human company.

  • COLUMN: May is Foster Care Awareness Month

    May is National Foster Care Month, a time to shine the light on the foster care experience. Let’s start with some facts and figures:
    • More than 6,800 Kentucky children and youth are in out-of-home care, with 75 to 80 percent of those in foster care. Most are placed in temporary foster care due to parental neglect or abuse.
    • The average age of a child in care: 10.7 years.
    • More than 73 percent of the children/youth in care are white; 19.3 percent are black and 4.3 percent are Hispanic.

  • COLUMN: Death of bin Laden is another 'Film Unfinished'

    Most everyone can remember what they were doing on Sept. 11, 2001.
    It was Tuesday and at The LaRue County Herald News, we were busy putting together that week’s edition. We don’t have a TV in the office and radio reception is poor so we were oblivious to the reports of terrorist attacks to the north.
    Mid-morning we received a phone call from a lady who insisted that a plane had just hit the Twin Towers and “both Pentagons.”