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Today's Opinions

  • Just Ask - September 25, 2013

    When will the new basketball court at Creek Front Park open?
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    It’s open now. The final touches will be placed in a week or so.
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    Have Trick-or-Treat times been set?

    Mark your calendar for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Trick-or-Treat on the Square also is being planned for that evening.

  • Expanding Medicaid: A foolish way to improve healthcare access

    United States Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently said “that if you want a healthier population, looking at the opportunity to expand Medicaid has got to be a piece of the puzzle.”

    Expansion of Medicaid – the jointly run federal-state health plan for low-income Americans – has long been an essential element of progressives’ vision for healthcare “reform.”

  • Letter to the Editor - September 18, 2013

    Racing to Disney
    The Business and Technology students at LaRue County High School who are traveling to Walt Disney World would like to say thank you to our sponsors and everyone who participated in the Taking Care of Business 5k on Sept. 14.

    Marshall Metcalf was the overall male winner; Misty Bivens was the overall female winner.

  • State’s rural population is shrinking

    In the broadest sense, the population changes Kentucky has seen over the last 50 years have largely fallen in line with the country as a whole.

    We have both become increasingly urban, for example, with Kentucky’s tipping point coming in 1970, when the U.S. Census found for the first time that more than half of our citizens lived in or near a city. Both of us are also witnessing the same graying trend, which is no surprise because of advances in medicine and the growing number of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age.

  • Mystery 4-H trophy turns up in Louisville

    LaRue County 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth is looking for more information about a 4-H trophy engraved with dates from the late 1930s to the early 1940s.
    According to Wilmoth, “a gentleman just moved into a house he bought in Louisville. In the basement, tucked away, he found this LaRue County 4-H trophy.  He contacted the previous owner of the home and they said they didn’t leave anything behind. He contacted the State 4-H Office in order to get in contact with LaRue County 4-H.  

  • Frankfort’s 2014 Session

    A schedule for the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2014 session was approved this week by legislative leaders.

    The session is scheduled to convene on Jan. 7 and adjourn April 15. It is expected to last 60 working days – the maximum allowed by the state constitution in even-numbered years.

    Legislators will not meet in session on Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or on Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

  • Just Ask -September 11, 2013

    Does downtown Hodgenville still have wi-fi available?
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    Yes. Lincoln National Bank has been providing the service for a couple of years. The bank pays for Internet service and maintains the necessary equipment.

  • We remember 9-11

    Some days are etched in our memory as though they are historical markers, and recalling them causes us to remember where we were and what we were doing as those events unfolded. Such are the assassination of President Kennedy and the attack upon the World Trade Center. This week we have been recalling Sept. 11, 2001.

    Nearly 3,000 Americans died that day in the terrorists attacks upon the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in the rural fields in Pennsylvania.