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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Than you for support of Annual Tractor pull

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing to report the success of the second annual tractor pull, Pulling for Ronnie and Mike, that took place on April 8 at LaRue County fairgrounds. With the hard work and dedication from the pull promotors, as well as several volunteers, the pull was a great success!

  • Talk to me baby!

    I remember conversations decades ago discussing both touch and voice recognition technology in our computers with the likes of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Both had their dreams and both felt that typing was too cumbersome and too slow.

    Touch (and by association Gestures) is well ingrained in our technology today, but voice is just now coming to the forefront. The biggest issue for most of us is the multitude of voice integrated devices we have.

  • Trash for Cash offers eye opening experience

    Dear Editor,

    On April 25 and 29, the 2016-2017 Leadership LaRue class volunteered a few hours of our time to Trash for Cash, which is a government funded activity in which garbage is collected from county roadways and a donation is made to the organization of the volunteer’s choice in return. We worked to benefit the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Buttermilk Basics

    Buttermilk is a great way to add flavor and nutrition to many dishes. It has a longer storage time than fresh milk, and is therefore a great ingredient to have in your refrigerator.

    Buttermilk was originally the fluid left behind after churning butter from milk. Today, you can find reduced-fat varieties and locally produced buttermilk that is thick and rich in flavor. Buttermilk retains the nutrients from the milk used to produce it and is a good source of calcium and protein.

  • How to delete duplicate photos

    For Christmas, my son-in-law gave my wife a MacBook Air laptop. I know, what a guy! Anyway, I got to set it up for her, which meant bringing all her files from Windows to Mac.

    When I say all, she had less than 100 data files, and more that 30,000 photos. Yup, you read the number right. The age of the digital camera in our phones has done nothing to teach us how to manage the massive number of pictures we take.

  • Concern about the negative impact of alcohol

    Dear Editor,

    In regards to the alcohol petition circulating in LaRue County, we would like to take the opportunity to express our concerns about the negative impact it would have, should it be allowed by a vote. We are proud to live in a dry city/county and we hope and pray that it will remain that way.

  • Hours after trash pick up, more had been thrown down

    Dear Editor,

    Last Saturday, April 1, Becky’s Team participated in the Trash for Cash as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. We cleaned up 10 miles of road littered with everything imaginable, but the sad part of that is 75 to 80% of that trash is recyclable.

    There were lots of plastic bottles and aluminum cans along with paper and Styrofoam too. We also found old tires, a mattress and box springs, an old TV and even a couch and loveseat.

  • LETTER: Disheartened by beer cans on roads

    Dear Editor,

    On April 1, I was part of a group from South Fork Baptist Church who picked up trash on about 10 miles of back roads in LaRue County, as a fundraiser for our mission trip to Africa.

    It is surprising how much trash 10 miles of country roads can collect. How many beer cans can be chunked out windows on these roads, along with juice boxes, soda cans, broken sunglass cases, tobacco cans, and myriad other items.