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Today's Opinions

  • The changing work environment

    Leaders have to understand the five generations in the workforce have somewhat different values, thought and beliefs about how the workplace should be and how individuals should act. The problem with that is most leaders do not believe it or are not worried about it. The old adage - if they want to work here, they will do it the way we have always done it doesn’t really apply any longer, because these younger generations do not see it that way. They can be loyal if treated the way they want to be. However, they will leave without a second thought.

  • Gray scale kind of day

    As Publisher of The LaRue County Herald News, my role and responsibility has multiple levels. As Publisher, I am in charge of the overall content and editorial direction of the newspaper; I’m also in charge of the advertising you see in the paper each and every week. Outside of that, the title dictates I lead staff, do payroll, balance budgets, and a seemingly endless laundry list of to-do’s and sometime even have time to breath. I take my role very seriously and love doing what I do every day.

  • The beauty of the forest

    Over the last 50 years, usually around the time fall colors are in full bloom, state and federal officials have dedicated a week to highlight all of the products our forests provide.

    Kentucky, of course, has been blessed more than most states.  Trees cover nearly half of our 25 million acres, and we are among the nation’s leaders – and first in the South – when it comes to hardwood production.

  • Intel releasing newest processor soon

    Tech alert, this week’s article is for those of you who are preparing to purchase a new computer as Christmas approaches.

    Intel has recently unveiled its 7th Generation Core processors—known by the code-name Kaby Lake. If you are looking to purchase a new computer going forward, I suggest you look for models containing this new processor.

  • Updates from LaRue Co. Chamber of Commerce

    By Krista Levee

    Join us for Lunch. The monthly LaRue County Chamber of Commerce luncheons continue to grow as we seek to bring relevant and informative programs to our members and the community.

  • Letter to the editor - Don’t let presidential race overshadow other races on the ballot

    Dear Editor,

    We’d like to encourage your readers to get to know the candidates on the ballot before they vote this election. Presidential races sometimes overshadow down ballot races and this year is no exception. Please know there are other very important offices on the ballot including U.S. Senate, Congress, State Senate, all 100 seats of the Kentucky State House and city council races.

  • Letter to the editor - Concerned over local sales tax

    Dear Editor,

    On November 8, voters in Kentucky will elect General Assembly members. This is important because these state legislators will once again consider the local option sales tax. This constitutional amendment would allow local governments to add a new local one percent sales tax in addition to the 6 percent state sales tax already paid on taxable goods. If this happens it will hurt consumers, businesses, and Kentucky’s economy.

  • Letter to the editor - To the dispatcher who went above and beyond, thank you

    Dear Editor,

    I am enclosing a copy of a letter sent to Craig Dunn who is the E-911 director and supervisor of a dispatcher named Emmanuel Collado.

    A group of senor citizens needed help last Tuesday night and he came to our assistance. We appreciated what Mr. Collado did for us as this letter enclosed will explain.

    Dear Mr. Dunn,