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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Band uniforms have plenty of life left in them

     Band uniforms have plenty of life left

  • JUST ASK: Blackberry picking time

     I noticed a lot of blackberries on the property of the LaRue County Environmental and Education Research Center on Leafdale Road. Is the public allowed to pick them?

     

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     “Pick them while they last,” said Bob Sims, director of community and economic development and overseer of the Research Center.

    The park hours are sun-up to sundown. You are advised to use protection for ticks.

  • LETTER: 'Old school' sports teams to be published in booklets

    How many readers have ever seen these rare species? Hazel Green Bullfrogs, Fredonia Yellowjackets, Greenville Black Hawks. You had better look fast because they are disappearing because of one of the worst decisions ever made about education in this country: school consolidation.

    These were the names of the teams of the small independent schools that were absorbed into huge centralized schools. Two generations later, people have realized that was a mistake with frightening unintended consequences.

  • 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.