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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Baseball fundraiser was successful

     Baseball fundraiser thanks

    The LaRue County Hawk Baseball team would like to express their appreciation to the community for their support at the Jan. 19 spaghetti dinner.

    We would like to express a special thank you to Coach Beauford Sanders of Campbellsville University, Stevie Delabar of the Toronto Blue Jays, Jody Thurman, The Sweet Shoppe, Save-A-Lot, IGA, Lincoln National Bank, Bank of Buffalo, Magnolia Bank and The LaRue County Herald News.

  • JUST ASK: Why don't fire departments offer report to county?

     Why don’t the county fire departments give monthly reports to Fiscal Court like the city fire department gives to City Council?

  • Down with noodles, chili snobs unite

     I am a chili snob. I admit it.

  • BILL HAYES COLUMN: A View From the Mountain

     Four years and a few months ago, before the Obama/Biden ticket decided it couldn’t win in Kentucky and the rest of the coal producing states, I was in Frankfort sitting around the Governor’s Office of Local Development with Dick Prelopski, the Director and Leo Haggarty, East Kentucky field rep one afternoon.  A call came in from National Public Radio, NPR. John Hockenberry, NPR news show host, wanted to talk to someone in Kentucky about what the Obama campaign had to do to be competitive in Kentucky.

  • COLUMN: Leroy Brown saved the 70s

     I’ve always thought the ages of 12 to 14 were the worst in my life – no longer a child but far from being a driver’s license-wielding teenager. 

  • COLUMN: Today's the day to ditch the resolutions

     Ahhhh … a fresh new year. Did you make resolutions? How are you holding up with them? More than you can handle? Then get ready to celebrate on Jan. 17 – Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day.

  • COLUMN: Rooster revived from ice storm

     I was awakened Christmas Eve morning by Russell Crow.

    Now before you start thinking, “my, my, that Linda was a really good girl this year,” let me explain.

    It was not the all-tingly voice of that hunky Australian actor Russell Crowe I heard. It was the crowing of our pet rooster Russell Crow who was thawing out in the basement – directly under the bedroom floor.

    It was annoying, but we were glad to hear that he was feeling better. For awhile, it looked like he was headed straight to the pot for dumplings.

  • COLUMN: Funerals call for closed mouths, open hearts

     Sometimes as we’re working in the office, we’ll engage in what some may consider to be offbeat conversations.

    Recently, we discussed funeral homes – and all the ways things can go wrong when well-meaning visitors descend on the bereaved.