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Today's Opinions

  • We’ll do more community stories, but we need your help

    In July and the first week in August, The LaRue County Herald News published a series of mini-special sections.

    The stories and photos about Sonora, New Haven, Upton, Buffalo and Mount Sherman proved to be immensely popular with our readers. We’ve received numerous phone calls and emails complimenting the sections and asking for more.

    In today’s Herald, there is a section about Howardstown.

    Here are a few suggestions from readers: Gleanings, Ginseng, White City, Tanner, Eagle Mills and Leafdale.

  • Letters to the Editor -August 14, 2013

    Out with good ol’ boy mentality
    I have read Steve LaRue’s letter to the editor several times and no matter how many times I read it I continue to be offended by it. What I am getting from this letter is that the City of Hodgenville should go by “The Good Ol’ Boy Mentality.”

    Why do people think they should be exempt from city ordinances? It’s OK for other people – but don’t expect me to abide by it?

  • Just Ask -August 14, 2013

    People’s Garden
    Who is responsible for the fenced-in garden area at the picnic area at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park?
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    According to Park Superintendent William Justice, the garden in the picnic area of the park is a “People’s Garden.”

    The project was started by Steve Meredith who is with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has been working with the state FFA to maintain the garden.
    Justice offered the following:

  • Pipeline wants to know who, what, where and why

    Thursday’s open house hosted by Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners was interesting. There was some protesting done by singing nuns (you’ve got to love singing nuns) who offered a bit of distraction, and others carrying signs.

    There is a lot of vocal opposition to the pipeline, which, if built, will carry highly toxic and flammable chemicals, right under LaRue County. The company is trying to obtain easements from property owners so they can have the pipeline operational by 2015.

  • How to rescind permission to survey

    Land agents for the Williams company have been contacting LaRue County property owners, seeking permission to survey or run a section of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline across their land.

    Tom FitzGerald, Director, Kentucky Resources Council, Inc., provides the following information:

    The Council recommends that landowners do not sign any document granting permission to survey, or any easement, without first consulting a lawyer.

  • Letter to the Editor -August 7, 2013

    Upton misses the ‘Exchange’

    Thank you so much for the article in last week’s paper on Upton. I was disappointed that the Farmer’s Telephone Co. was not mentioned. It was indeed the hub of the town. It was one of the last, if not the last, “hand cranked” systems in the state of Kentucky.

  • LaRue is full of good news and things to do

    What a week it has been, and what a weekend it will be.

    Amazed by Skyler Hornback’s amazing win on the show Jeopardy, I’m even more amazed in the power of media resources. A benefit of being the media is that we were provided the confidential knowledge from the network of Skyler’s win, a few hours before the show aired last Wednesday evening. Wanting to be the first one to announce the win, we sat anxiously waiting for the show to end, and posted the breaking news on our LaRue County Herald News Facebook page.

  • Letters to the Editor -July 31, 2013

    Turn everyone’s water back on
    There is a bully mentality at City Hall that has become unacceptable.

    My father, Jim LaRue, has had his water on Greensburg Street turned off by the City in the last three months not once but twice for alleged non-payment.

    In both instances, my father (who is very good with numbers) paid his bill on time via check. Both times, he was told by a city employee his check had not cleared. Interestingly, the other bills he paid the same day, via check, did clear.