Today's Opinions

  • Thank you, National Guard

     We would like to thank the National Guard for sponsoring our Holiday Classic basketball tournament over winter break.

    Coach Paul Childress and the LaRue County High School Hawks

  • LETTER: Red Hill Cemetery Commission meets Jan. 9

     Monday, Jan. 9 marks one of only two times a year the Red Hill Cemetery Commission meets to discuss issues concerning the cemetery.

    My concerns are:

    1. Resurfacing or repairing the current driveway due to the general condition of the pavement.

    2. Widening and or providing pull-off areas where possible. This would allow people to move over to the side of the road while paying respect, allowing others to pass by easily. This would prevent driving over the graves.

  • COLUMN: Holiday expectations lead to frustration

     All of us begin thinking about the holidays with great expectations. On the side of the positives, we think of how great it will be to see family, gorge ourselves on all sorts of food that isn't good for us and how much the experience will bring us closer together. It is as if we set up the scenarios in our minds of humorous anecdotes to share, the exact schematic of how the family get-together will play out and it will end in classic movie fashion wrapped in a bow.

  • LETTER: Santa says thank you

     Thank you to everyone for the donations for the Santa’s Helpers’ Project.

    Also to T.O. Ovesen and Bobby Wright for helping with the bus and Dollar General Store, Lincoln National Bank, Buffalo Bank and Magnolia Mall for placing toy donation boxes in their businesses.

    God bless each and everyone who helped make this 45th year a special Christmas for young and old.

    Snookie Morrison and Santa’s Helpers

  • Troopers uplifted by community's response to Christmas SWAT

    I have been involved with Shop With A Trooper every year for the past 17 years. It seems that each year gas prices have increased, more citizens are laid off from their jobs, more homes are in foreclosure and the economy has been in bad shape.  
    However, one thing that has not changed is the giving spirit of the people in Post 4’s area.

  • COLUMN: Elf on the Shelf keeps an eye on Christmas

    The Elf on the Shelf ... If you haven't heard of this Christmas phenomenon yet, you soon will.

    Many of you already have an elf at your home. And, if you don't, well, there are some parents out there who would say you should consider yourself lucky. Apparently, there are some parents who don't particularly like having the “responsibility” of a little elf in their home.

  • LETTER: Shock probation for DUI offenses should be stopped

     Shock probation for DUI deaths should be stopped

    I am Debbie Moskwa of Michigan. My son Ricky Moskwa, 24, was killed in a four-car crash May 5, 2002 while traveling through Kentucky.

    Vincent Rutledge served only 8 months of a 13-year sentence. Matthew Scott Burton was sentenced to seven years and was denied shock probation. They crash also killed Carmen Williams of Ohio and seriously injured my husband, Rick in the crash.

  • COLUMN: Find value in irritants: Consider the pearl

     Perhaps the best thing about writing a column is having a forum to work out what I believe.