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Today's Opinions

  • JUST ASK: Cattails and dogwoods

     I noticed you wrote about eradicating cattails in your column last week. 

  • COLUMN: Restaurant tax: How much is enough?

     It’s good to see the City of Hodgenville and the LaRue County Park and Recreation Board working together to make improvements at the city-owned park. 

  • COLUMN: OK, let's stop

    The other morning my friend and co-worker Cristy and I devised a solution for all the major problems of the universe.

    Everybody stop.

    Just stop. Take a breath. Step back. Chill out.

    Politicians, stop politicking. Forget about focus groups and pork spending and back room deals and war room strategies. Democrats aren't evil and neither are Republicans, so stop treating people with whom you disagree as enemies. We're all Americans, so stop!

  • JUST ASK: Why are the dogwoods dying?

     Any idea why so many dogwood trees in the area are dying?

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    According to The Land Steward website http://www.landsteward.org, flowering dogwood trees are dying from anthracnose, a disease caused by a fungus.

    According to the website, “the first sign of infection can often be seen on the leaves, where you might see tan spots that develop purple rims. Leaves may also have necrotic veins and leaf margins, and large necrotic blotches.

  • Hold special taxing districts accountable

     State Auditor Adam Edelen is pledging to shed much-needed light on special taxing districts throughout the state by the end of the year. His goal — create the first-ever database and inventory of all special taxing districts, which are estimated to be anywhere from 1,000 to 1,800 in numbers throughout the state. And even more staggering are the current spending estimates of those districts, which could range from $500 million to $1 billion of taxpayers’ money.

  • COLUMN: Pond cleanout leads to cattail fever

     There are a couple of things you need to know about my husband Bud. He is the hardest working man I’ve ever met and he never, ever does things the easy way.

  • LETTER: Community assisted with improvements at Wesley Meadows

    Community assisted with improvements at Wesley Meadows

    The people of Wesley Meadows are committed to the needs of the community.

    We have been under construction for the past year to improve our facility. Three very important ramps and a half-moon circle drive were added to the facility to allow easy access into the building. Wesley Meadows is now 100 percent handicap accessible.

  • JUST ASK: Nepotism

    I feel that one of the county offices is violating nepotism laws. How do I file a complaint?

     

    LaRue County has an Ethics Commission that investigates alleged wrong-doing by officials. Hodgenville Attorney James T. Whitlow is the chairman. Other members are Don Whelan and Peggy Hawkins.

    The committee meets after a complaint has been filed and usually, the findings are available through an open records request. (Some personal information may be redacted.)

    Whitlow said the commission has not received a recent complaint.