Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline: Don’t let them overlook us

    Hopefully, you’ve read the many articles in The LaRue County Herald News about Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP’s plans to run a pipeline across Kentucky.

    This pipeline will transport natural gas liquids (not natural gas) from Pennsylvania to the Gulf coast. Williams and Boardwalk would like to see it cross LaRue County on its way to a connection point in Hardinsburg.

    Representatives have been talking to landowners, seeking permission to run lines across their property.

  • Just Ask -July 24, 2013

    At the end of the school year, Hodgenville Elementary School parents received a paper to vote  whether we wanted to buy our children school supplies or give the teacher $20 per child and have the teacher purchase the supplies. What happened to that idea?

    I received my children’s list in the mail and one of my kids needs 48 pencils. I find it hard to believe that any child can use 48 pencils in a school year. Did the $20 idea get voted down, or was it just not possible?


    HES Principal Sue Osborne responded:

  • Letter to the Editor

    I have followed, with interest, the developments surrounding the so-called Bluegrass pipeline and still, for the life of me cannot figure out where the long term benefit is for the residents along the proposed route of Kentucky (LaRue, Nelson, Hardin, Anderson, Woodford, Scott and Franklin counties).

    I ask you, is it really worth the offered price to have your land disturbed for construction and to be at the mercy of the pipeline for any projects where ground is broken?

  • Walk a mile in strange shoes

    A couple weeks ago I attended the community forum (in Nelson County) on the proposed natural gas pipeline coming through Kentucky. For the record, on what I have heard and studied, I am opposed to this project and hope it doesn’t happen, but as a realist, I know it will happen anyway because big business and big money rule the world. But that’s another story.

  • Labeling an entire subgroup is a mistake

    A few weeks ago, the buzz on some news outlets and online was about Michael Jeffries, the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch. It wasn’t really news, but rather statements Jeffries made to Salon magazine in 2006 in reference to the clothing brand not including women’s sizes bigger than large.

  • Statistics are brutal when they hit home

    One-in-five Ethiopian babies will die before reaching age 5.

    Some websites say it is one-in-11.

    Either way – what a brutal statistic.

    According to the National Institute of Health, Ethiopians have large families that suffer from a lack of basic needs such as food, clothing, housing, and health care and education.

    Too many children – not enough resources. It’s no wonder so many Ethiopian children die so early – while others are orphaned.