Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor - September 18, 2013

    Racing to Disney
    The Business and Technology students at LaRue County High School who are traveling to Walt Disney World would like to say thank you to our sponsors and everyone who participated in the Taking Care of Business 5k on Sept. 14.

    Marshall Metcalf was the overall male winner; Misty Bivens was the overall female winner.

  • State’s rural population is shrinking

    In the broadest sense, the population changes Kentucky has seen over the last 50 years have largely fallen in line with the country as a whole.

    We have both become increasingly urban, for example, with Kentucky’s tipping point coming in 1970, when the U.S. Census found for the first time that more than half of our citizens lived in or near a city. Both of us are also witnessing the same graying trend, which is no surprise because of advances in medicine and the growing number of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age.

  • Mystery 4-H trophy turns up in Louisville

    LaRue County 4-H Agent Misty Wilmoth is looking for more information about a 4-H trophy engraved with dates from the late 1930s to the early 1940s.
    According to Wilmoth, “a gentleman just moved into a house he bought in Louisville. In the basement, tucked away, he found this LaRue County 4-H trophy.  He contacted the previous owner of the home and they said they didn’t leave anything behind. He contacted the State 4-H Office in order to get in contact with LaRue County 4-H.  

  • Frankfort’s 2014 Session

    A schedule for the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2014 session was approved this week by legislative leaders.

    The session is scheduled to convene on Jan. 7 and adjourn April 15. It is expected to last 60 working days – the maximum allowed by the state constitution in even-numbered years.

    Legislators will not meet in session on Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or on Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

  • Just Ask -September 11, 2013

    Does downtown Hodgenville still have wi-fi available?
    Yes. Lincoln National Bank has been providing the service for a couple of years. The bank pays for Internet service and maintains the necessary equipment.

  • We remember 9-11

    Some days are etched in our memory as though they are historical markers, and recalling them causes us to remember where we were and what we were doing as those events unfolded. Such are the assassination of President Kennedy and the attack upon the World Trade Center. This week we have been recalling Sept. 11, 2001.

    Nearly 3,000 Americans died that day in the terrorists attacks upon the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in the rural fields in Pennsylvania.

  • 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.