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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Can you survive another Great Depression?

    I just read two very interesting articles on the U.S. economy, written from historical perspectives. They compelled me to share my own historical perspective. And what I want to say is more about our changing culture than our economy.
    One of the articles, by Julie Crawshaw of MoneyNews.com, notes that the “Misery Index”-the combined unemployment and inflation rates-made infamous under President Jimmy Carter, has hit a 28-year high. It’s also 62 percent higher than when President Obama took office.

  • COLUMN: Multitasking can kill concentration

    I know exactly when I lost the ability to concentrate, deeply and fully, on one thing at a time. I realized it one day when I was about 30 pages in to a 60-page history reading assignment in my freshman year of college. I was reading faster than I could process everything, and taking breaks to finish Spanish and French homework. Then it dawned on me: I hadn’t actually finished a book since freshman year began.

  • LETTER: Enjoyed Senior Citizen Day at the fair

    Senior Citizens enjoyed their day at the fair again this year, with a special thanks to Ann Morrison, all fair board members and helpers and the Bobby Morrison-Jim Phelps air-conditioned building.
    We want to send a special thanks to Katie Carter, coordinator of LaRue County Senior Citizens Center and helpers and all their gifts.

  • LETTER: Hawks cafeteria looks great

    I want to thank Phil Fulkerson, Steve Perkins, W. L. Miller, Arlie Gardner and the LaRue County Detention Center inmates who worked so diligently this summer to create the beautifully renovated cafeteria at the LaRue County High School.  
    They went above and beyond to ensure that our children will have a beautiful environment to enjoy their breakfast and lunch for many years to come, not to mention the many functions that will now be able to use this newly renovated space. Thank you again for all your dedication to our community and its children.  

  • LETTER: Miss LaRue County should be local

    Well, another fair has come and gone. I have heard a lot of feedback at the store on the way the Miss LaRue County Fair Pageant was done this year.
    Everyone along with myself seems to think that the one going to represent LaRue County at the state pageant should be from LaRue County not from another county representing LaRue County.
    In my opinion that makes our county look like it has nothing to offer in our county fair.
    Charlie Nunn
    Hodgenville

     

  • COLUMN: Half the fun of fair is second-guessing the judges

    The 104th LaRue County Fair came to a close Saturday.
    It marked what to many, was the hottest, most humid fair in recent memory. The most comfortable spot on the grounds hands-down was the new Bobby Morrison and Jim Phelps building where the beauty and baby pageants were held.

  • COLUMN: Karaoke brings on case of stage fright

    I did it! I sang karaoke at the LaRue County Fair Friday night.

    Oh my gosh! I have never experienced stage fright like that in my entire 46 years!

    Flashback a few hours preceding the actual contest: I began my morning by driving to Louisville for my chemo at the Brown Cancer Center. I took the scenic route through Younger’s Creek and Boston and Lebanon Junction, and as I was traveling I heard John Denver singing his classic hit “Country Roads Take Me Home.”

  • LETTER: Who is the real child abuser?

    Who is the real abuser?

    Who is the real child abuser when someone calls in on a family to child welfare and the accusations are false?