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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Local newspapers connect us with our communities

     

     

    We can get our national news on cable television, catch the weather on local broadcast stations, listen to talk radio on the AM or FM dial and follow our favorite blogs on the Internet, but where do we turn for local information that directly impacts our daily lives? More often than not it is community newspapers.

    Technology has transformed how we gather information in the 21st Century. Newscycles run 24/7, tablets and laptops are becoming smaller and smart phones keep getting smarter.

  • Your newspaper will be there for you

     Ron Dzwonkowski Associate Editor for the Detroit Free Press  

     

    Your newspaper will be there for you.

    A simple statement, but let’s break it down a bit.

  • LETTER: Schools are a diamond in the rough

     LaRue County Schools were named one of four “Diamond in the Rough” district in Kentucky.

    Congratulations to Superintendent Sam Sanders, staff, teachers and LaRue County School Board for providing excellent student performance with highly efficient and frugal spending per student.

    The District strives to get better each day. How fortunate we citizens of LaRue County are to have leaders who are not only smart and capable but they are dedicated and compassionate about the success of each of our students.

  • COLUMN: Officer's funeral a memorable show of respect

     Last week’s preparations for the funeral of Officer Mark Taulbee were amazing.  

  • LETTER: Officer's death wasn't thankless

     The death of Officer Mark Taulbee has been an eye-opener for this community. We always think of a tragedy happening to someone else.

    I am so proud of this community for coming together to show their respect and compassion for this family and his fellow officers. The outpouring of your presence and acts of kindness were overwhelming.

    Being a wife and mother of those in law enforcement made me realize maybe their job isn’t thankless. But why do we wait until a tragedy happens to say thank you or I appreciate your service?

  • LETTER: What's up with the buyer's premium?

     This past weekend I picked up a LaRue County Herald News as well as a Park City Daily News. My interest was to see what auctions were coming up.

    I found it interesting that the buyers in the LaRue County area were all being charged a straight 10 percent buyer’s premium on both real estate and personal property purchases at auction.

  • JUST ASK: Do fast food drive-thrus confuse you?

     Now that McDonalds has two ordering speakers, should you follow the directions painted on the drive-thru pavement then go to the available speaker or should you go around the cars in line to advance to the second ordering speaker?

  • LETTER: Lifeline available to low-income

     The continual innovation in the telecommunications industry creates numerous new options from which Kentucky consumers can choose to best stay connected.  Despite the myriad of telecommunication options available to Kentuckians, economic challenges may make it difficult for some to remain connected to family, emergency services, employers and healthcare providers. To help low-income Kentuckians stay connected, the Lifeline (not to be confused with a medical alert program with a similar name) program may help.