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Today's Opinions

  • Frankfort Report

    This past week’s priority in Frankfort was redistricting as the state legislature fulfilled its Constitutional duty of redrawing voting districts according to the U.S. Census population. I am pleased the Senate passed a fair plan that had bipartisan support.  

    The district I serve, District 5, is now comprised of Breckinridge, Edmonson, Grayson, Hart, LaRue and Meade Counties. Keep in mind, the federal court still has to rule on the constitutionality of both the Senate and the House maps, but the Senate is confident its map will pass constitutional scrutiny.

  • At summer’s end, say goodbye to all bwoobies

    I blinked – and realized summer was gone.

    I got my first clue when I was going through some things and found four graduation cards I never sent. I guess those May high school graduates will get a little surprise as they start college.

    It doesn’t seem that long ago that I bought those cards. How time flies ….

    I had good luck with my garden this summer – lots of tomatoes, which was nice. And the blueberries produced for weeks.

  • Letters to the Editor -August 28, 2013

    PIPELINE: Speak up, LaRue County
    I read the results of last week’s LaRue County Herald News’ Internet poll with great interest. It indicated that, of 38 responses, 39 percent were in favor of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline coming through the county and 61 percent were opposed. I realize that such a small sample does not provide the best statistical analysis of the situation, but it does raise a question or two and presents a challenge to those who stand in opposition to the project.

  • Letter to the Editor -August 21, 2013

    Blood drive draws 33 volunteers

    Thank you to the 33 individuals who volunteered to give blood Tuesday at the Hodgenville Woman’s Club. We had 28 units.

    Beverly Kelly received a three-gallon American Red Cross pin for her faithful donations.

    Thanks to the volunteers who assisted with the drive – Becky Loyall and Jean Hornback. Thanks to the Sweet Shoppe for the tray of fudge.

    The community blood drive is sponsored by the Hodgenville Woman’s Club.

    The next blood drive is Oct. 8.

  • 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.