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Today's Opinions

  • Endorses McCoy

     Endorses McCoy for sheriff

    This letter is my personal endorsement for Russell McCoy for the position of Sheriff in LaRue County.

    In the last 20 years, I have witnessed Russell in many roles, a deputy sheriff, an employee of Phelps Heating and Cooling, an employee of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, a volunteer fire fighter, a husband and a father. I can assure you he has served each position well.

  • LETTER: Supports Turner

    While I am not a resident of LaRue County, my mother and father, the late Lynn Connie Chelf and Mary Chelf, both resided in LaRue County the majority of their lives. They were very fortunate to have a neighbor who provided as much love and compassion for them as any family member could have. His name is Tommy Turner.

  • LETTER: Not a dear

     Not a dear

    I attended the City Council hearing for Mayor Terry Cruse on May 1. When the meeting was adjourned, I approached the mayor. He addressed me as “Dear.” I am not – nor have I ever been nor would I ever be – one of his “Dears.”

    I asked him not to address me in that manner. I continued by asking him to “Man up and stop embarrassing himself and the city, admit to what he had done and accept his punishment.” He informed me that he had done nothing wrong.

  • LETTER: Debt-free, believe it

     Debt-free, believe it

    A recent political ad made reference to LaRue County’s finances. The ad tried to give the appearance of there being significant debt for LaRue County.

    Just the opposite is true.

    LaRue County has zero debt in its general fund, road fund and EMS accounts. The only debt service payment made by LaRue Fiscal Court for any purpose is the LaRue County Jail.

  • LETTER: Dad is dedicated

      Dad is dedicated

    We would like to talk about our Dad, Russell McCoy. He is currently running for LaRue County sheriff. He has always been dedicated to the community of LaRue County even before he became a deputy sheriff. 

  • LETTER: Chooses Turner

     Chooses Turner

    I am one of a few people who offer a unique perspective on the race for county judge/executive. I have worked as an employee for both Tommy Turner and Joe Pearman. For me, the choice is clear: Re-elect Tommy Turner.

    When Tommy Turner first came into office after defeating Joe Pearman, I was apprehensive. My fears quickly eased when I saw how hard Tommy worked, how knowledgeable he was and how he always had the betterment of LaRue County as his top goal.

  • COLUMN: Say 'thank you' to moms and role models
  • Editorial: Beshear's financial mess

    Last week the Paducah Sun published a picture of Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Haynes holding a sign aside a beaming Gov. Steve Beshear proclaiming that 413,410 people have enrolled in Kentucky's Obamacare program. We suspect the reason Beshear is joyous is because he knows it will fall to a future governor to deal with the financial mess he has created.