Today's Opinions

  • A Fair question...will we see you there?

     This week the LaRue County Fair is going strong. Growing up as I did in a small town, it wasn’t a question of “if” you were going to the county fair but “when” you were going.

    There will be everything there from cows and sheep, to cotton candy and elephant ears, to thrill rides and babies. There will be makeup and mud, tractors and tiaras, tomatoes and mules, a few good ole boys and a lot of good ole gals having a great time.

  • LETTER: Band trip was planned; old uniforms to be used in fundraiser

    I would like to address the letter to the editor regarding the LaRue County Band of Hawks’ purchase of new uniforms. I was mistaken, when I said they were 16 years old and purchased when 2-years-old from another school. I apologize for giving to the paper and public my misinformation. They are in fact, 14 years old (12 years for us, and two years for a prior school).

    Let me continue now to address the issues that were brought up in last week’s letter to the editor.

  • LETTER: Band uniforms have plenty of life left in them

     Band uniforms have plenty of life left

  • JUST ASK: Blackberry picking time

     I noticed a lot of blackberries on the property of the LaRue County Environmental and Education Research Center on Leafdale Road. Is the public allowed to pick them?



     “Pick them while they last,” said Bob Sims, director of community and economic development and overseer of the Research Center.

    The park hours are sun-up to sundown. You are advised to use protection for ticks.

  • LETTER: 'Old school' sports teams to be published in booklets

    How many readers have ever seen these rare species? Hazel Green Bullfrogs, Fredonia Yellowjackets, Greenville Black Hawks. You had better look fast because they are disappearing because of one of the worst decisions ever made about education in this country: school consolidation.

    These were the names of the teams of the small independent schools that were absorbed into huge centralized schools. Two generations later, people have realized that was a mistake with frightening unintended consequences.

  • JUST ASK: Cattails and dogwoods

     I noticed you wrote about eradicating cattails in your column last week. 

  • COLUMN: Restaurant tax: How much is enough?

     It’s good to see the City of Hodgenville and the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board working together to make improvements at the city-owned park. 

  • COLUMN: OK, let's stop

    The other morning my friend and co-worker Cristy and I devised a solution for all the major problems of the universe.

    Everybody stop.

    Just stop. Take a breath. Step back. Chill out.

    Politicians, stop politicking. Forget about focus groups and pork spending and back room deals and war room strategies. Democrats aren't evil and neither are Republicans, so stop treating people with whom you disagree as enemies. We're all Americans, so stop!