Today's Opinions

  • Shameful: Kentucky is tops in child abuse

    It’s not always a good thing to be at the top of a list. In a region ranked among the best in the country for college sports, places to raise a family and start a business, there is one ranking many of us may not be aware of and one we must change immediately. Kentucky is one of the top – meaning worst – states in the nation for frequency of child abuse and deaths due to non-accidental trauma.

  • LETTER: Egg hunt was an awesome event

    Awesome Events and The LaRue County Fairgrounds would like to extend a special thanks and appreciation to all the businesses and individuals who helped us make our Easter egg hunt at the fairgrounds on March 23, such a success.  We couldn't have done it without each and everyone of you.

    Thank you all.

    Marie Riggs


  • LETTER: Family appreciates firefighters

    Family appreciates help

    A special thank you to the Buffalo and LaRue County fire departments for going the extra mile in helping me when my home burned down and I lost everything. A special thanks to LeeAnn and Wayne. You never know how goodhearted people are until you need help.

    May God bless and keep all of you safe.

    Patty Webb and family

  • COLUMN: Obama's broken promise

     A recent study published by the Society of Actuaries — the nation's leading group of financial risk analysts, and as non-partisan a group as you will find — revealed that thanks to Obamacare, the costs of medical claims for Kentuckians next year would rise an average of 34 percent. With wages stagnant and gas and tuition prices skyrocketing, these premium increases will be especially devastating for middle-class families.

  • COLUMN: Grace is extended to thieves like me

     Just when I think I'm beyond doing something particularly horrendous and downright wrong, I do it.

    I stole a packet of Sweet 'N Low the other day.

    I put it back, because I felt guilty. Actually, I put it back because my daughter caught me, and then I felt guilty. But putting it back doesn't change the fact that I'm a Sweet 'N Low thief.

  • JUST ASK: Flea market

     Are they planning to have “flea market days” at the LaRue County Fairgrounds again this summer?


    Marie Riggs, a recent addition to the LaRue County Fair Board, has taken over this project.

    Riggs said the flea market will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays beginning April 13.

    Call her at 325-3041. She will provide information about costs and set-ups. 

  • LETTER: Looking for photos of Ovesen Heights

     My father was pastor of Ovesen Heights Baptist Church from about 1972 to 1976.

    I am looking for photos of all the churches where he pastored. I recall being in the 25-member youth choir with Beulah Davenport leading. My mother played the piano.

    I have been a minister of music and youth since 1979 and am still going strong with a youth group of 22.

    If you have photos of the church you are willing to share, please send them or contact me at jimmyjj333@gmail.com.

    Jimmy Jackson

  • In these tough times, an idget is born every minute

     One of my husband Bud’s favorite TV shows is “Pawn Stars.”