Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Tuckers are known in Texas

    My distant cousin, Roland Bright, sent me a copy of your Oct. 2 article on the Tucker Cemetery. I found this very interesting. 

    I am the president of Silver Creek Heritage Society in Parker County, Texas. We just were granted a historical marker from the state for the story of Moses

    Tucker and his pioneering in Texas, along with a surviving house built by his son and my grandfather, Virgil Jasper Tucker.  My dad spoke fondly of a man he called “Uncle Rolley,” who I’m pretty sure was R.O. Tucker buried there at Hodgenville.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline: Step up, fiscal court

    I read with disappointment that the LaRue County Fiscal Court has no plans to take a position on the Bluegrass Pipeline. Some reports say most landowners are in favor of the pipeline, yet that appears to contradict the feeling within our community.

  • LETTER: Support the KDS fund, enjoy a show

    Tickets for the annual Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial luncheon are on sale now.

    A delicious luncheon and play by the LaRue County High School Speech Team will cost only $20. This worthy cause has helped hundreds of needy families purchase school clothes for their children for more than 30 years and will also help the speech team continue their winning tradition. 

    The play should be fun and features both students and community members in a hilarious comedy entitled “Love, Sex, and the IRS.” Tickets are on sale until Nov. 8. 

  • Mystery object identified
  • JUST ASK: Expiration date?

     What can you find out about this milk carton that was purchased locally? Has it expired?

  • LETTER: Send the kids a postcard

    The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary School, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources and highlights found in each region.

    The kids in the class think it would be fun to receive postcards, souvenirs, resources or any information about our great country from each of the 50 states.

    We hope that people who read this letter will be interested in mailing our class items pertaining to their state.

  • LETTER: Deceptive pipeline information

     Deceptive pipeline information

    A representative of the Williams company, Scott Carney, was on a local radio station recently. He said the Bluegrass Pipeline will create jobs. Because it would take business away from truckers, railroads and barge operators, who are now safely shipping natural gas liquids, these people will lose their jobs.

    It seems to me the pipeline is a job destroyer rather than creator.

  • COLUMN: Clean up paper clutter

    Despite our best attempts at home organization, many of us are constantly bombarded with paper. Paper is the most common type of clutter. When you think about it, this is not really surprising considering the amount of junk mail, bills, coupons, completed schoolwork and publications that many of us have lying on tables or stuffed in drawers at our homes.

    You can get a handle on this type of clutter by following these tips:

    * Immediately act when you get a new piece of paper. Read it, file it, shred it, recycle or throw it in the trash.