Today's Opinions

  • Speed limit signs cause for concern

    Dear Editor,

    On my drive to Campbellsville I saw one speed limit sign at the 12 miles marker which read 55 miles per hour. The people driving their vehicles, cars, trucks, semi’s, are traveling at least 70, 80, 90, or more miles an hour. They were passing me as if saying; “get out of my way.”

  • Thank you from Fair Board President

    Dear Editor,

  • How to improve cell phone reception

    My office is in the basement level of my home. And even though it is a sunlight basement, one wall is exposed with walkout and windows, cell phone reception from local towers is weak. Even when upstairs, I had difficulty receiving a cell phone signal because I am almost equal distance between two cell towers. I imagine many of you have the same problem. But, take heart, there may, and I say “may,” be a solution for you.

  • New dangerous drug emerging in state

    By Terry Mills

    It has often been said that the war against illegal drugs is an ever-changing battlefield. When we seem to be making headway on one front, another tragically opens up.

    Over the past dozen years, those “fronts” in Kentucky have ranged from meth and synthetic drugs to prescription pain medicine and heroin.

    According to the annual report the state’s Office of Drug Control Policy released last week, a new name has been added to that list: fentanyl.

  • It's a Cleveland thing

    Right now, as I begin writing this, the game is tied. What’s that? You don’t know what game I’m talking about? Oh, well, it’s only the biggest game in the NBA. That’s right, I’m watching the NBA Championship game at the edge of my seat with a sick feeling in my stomach because the Cleveland Cavs are playing and the odds are completely against them.

  • Retirement Savings Means It’s Time to Sweat the Small Stuff

    Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials. The lack of retirement savings in our country is an epidemic that affects all three generations.

    According to the 2016 Retirement Confidence Survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), only two-thirds of workers (or their spouses) are currently saving for retirement, with 26 percent reporting they have less than $1,000 saved. It’s time to sweat the small stuff.

  • Pressure canner dial gauge testing

    Canning season is here. If you are planning to pressure can this summer, be sure to get the dial gauge on your canner tested for accuracy before you use it. Every pound of pressure on the gauge is important to ensure that the temperature inside the canner is high enough (240 degrees F) to kill the spores that can cause botulism.

  • LETTER: Thank you to our local law enforcement partners

    Thank you to our local law

    enforcement partners

    Dear Editor,

    The Hodgenville Police Department would like to thank both the LaRue County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police for their continued support of our efforts.

    HPD received a grant from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety in order to conduct enforcement operations. In addition to our regular 40 hour week schedule, officers worked an additional 60.5 hours of overtime. The overtime included 34.5 patrol hours as well as 26 hours devoted to safety operations.