Today's Opinions

  • Protect yourself from weight-loss health fraud scams

    With nearly two-thirds of Americans considered overweight or obese, many of us would love a magic bullet to help us instantly shed a couple of pounds so we can look and feel better. Unfortunately, that magic potion or pill doesn’t exist, despite the various marketing efforts you see online or on television that promote products as weight loss cure-alls.

  • Concern over Kynect


    Dear Editor,

    I am a LaRue County native writing in concern to the livelihood of many of my friends and family. In the past few days, it has occurred to me how many people I know who will lose their healthcare if our governor “guts” Kynect and the Medicaid expansion. Not just my husband, but our parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and siblings as well as numerous friends and acquaintances.

  • Harp Twins visit, thank you

    Dear Editor,

    A simple thank you seems so inadequate to the community of Hodgenville for their support of the Harp Twins concert event. Even though this event happened in a two day span; months of time, energy, and preparation went before the event.

  • Should we honor all veterans on Veterans Day?

    Many people in the country will honor past and present United States armed service members for Veterans Day on Wednesday.

    It always pleases me to see schools, churches and other community organizations hold events in honor of all veterans for their loyal service and for the sacrifices they made in order to keep our country free.

    When I was in college, I had someone confront me and attempt to make a case as to why we shouldn’t honor all of the armed service members on this holiday.

  • What is a PDF?

    The Fax machine is dead, long live the Fax! I remember when the Fax, short for Facsimile, became mainstream in business. I also remember how many small businesses fought the idea until they realized this machine, tied to the phone system, was necessary to their survival.

  • Letter to the editor - November 4, 2015

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to thank the generous and big hearted people of LaRue County for making the Mike Coffey benefit horse show a big success.

    Thank you to the LaRue County Saddle Club for the use of their club grounds. A big thanks to the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association for all their help and hard work. Thank each of you that donated and bought items for the silent auction, cake auction and each of our raffles. Thank you for attending and riding in the show.

  • Absence makes the heart grow forgetful

    I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with wood heat. My parents used it as a primary heat source when I still lived at home. I didn’t mind it then, I guess because I wasn’t the one having to get up in the middle of the night to stoke up a fire in an icy cold house.

  • Frankfort Focus - Honoring Kentucky Veterans

    On November 11, our nation will come together as it has for nearly a century to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their time, talents and even their lives and limbs to preserve our freedom.

    Altogether, there have been more than 40 million men and women who have been part of the U.S. Armed Forces since the Continental Army was first established 240 years ago this past June. Tens of millions more have served, or still are serving, as members of the National Guard and the Reserves, both of which trace their history back even further.